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Lab in a Lorry

Lab in a Lorry, a fleet of three mobile science labs for young people, launched its UK and Ireland tour on 18 May 2005 at the Institute of Physics in London.
Designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, Lab in a Lorry offers 11-14 year olds the opportunity to explore science through specially created interactive experiments.

The Lab in a Lorry programme consists of three 44ft lorries that visit schools, youth organisations, major events, and communities free of charge across the UK and Ireland.

Each lorry is fitted with three distinct lab areas where groups of up to six young people can take part in the fun and informative experiments. The programme is delivered by volunteers – all practicing scientists and engineers – and with at least one volunteer mentor to every six students, everyone gets to try their hand at experimental science and think about the surprises and questions that arise.

A partnership between the Institute of Physics and the Schlumberger Foundation, Lab in a Lorry aims to encourage positive attitudes towards science, and make science and engineering more attractive to 11-14 year olds.               

Lab in a Lorry is an ongoing project with the lorries continuing to run in 2006. Schools, youth organisations and communities can invite Lab in a Lorry to visit them through the website which also contains information on how to become a volunteer.