Lab in a Lorry

Lab in a Lorry
Description: Lab in a Lorry is an interactive mobile laboratory, which gives young people (11–14 year olds) the opportunity to explore science through open-ended experiments. Volunteers guide the students through the experiments (oil and viscous liquids, sound and resonance, light scattering and colours, climate change and energy sources, optoelectronics) and makes sure everyone gets to be involved through hands-on experience.

Target Audience:  young people 11-14 years

Who Gets Involved: Researchers with a science background.

What Could I do? You would be asked to oversee an experiment for the day. We send you all the background material in advance and on the morning of an event you receive full training on the lab.

Timescale: We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one full school day, but you are welcome to come along for as many days as you like.

The tour travels all over the UK at different points in the year.

Benefits: In return you’ll have a rewarding and unforgettable experience, receive some IOP freebies and also be awarded affiliate membership to the Institute of Physics for a year (

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