It's Atomic

Holiday workshops

Australian scientists have made discoveries that have changed the world - now it's time to inspire our next generation!

In this hands-on workshop, children will explore the invisible microscopic world of astonishingly small atoms. They will physically feel the difference between different elements including gold, silver and hydrogen. They will interpret the Periodic Table (a kind of 'alphabet of the universe'), work with Atomic Numbers, construct models of molecules, apply bonding theory and devise their own chemical formulas.

Everyone can learn Atomic Theory. When shared with children, they can have fun while developing an understanding of the world around them and getting a head start in their science education. 


Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 January
Duration: 1.5hrs
10:30am-12:00pm – Ages 6 - 8 years
1:00pm-2:30pm – Ages 9 - 11 years


BOOK NOW online   or phone QTIX on 136 246.
Child $7, MyMuseum Child members $5. Accompanying adults are free of charge.  
It is recommended that adults attend with their children, to play and learn together


Ian Stuart is a retired science teaher who has adapted the teaching of Atomic Theory to children. Ian has been featured on the ABC's 7.30 Report and presented at the University of Melbourne's Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

14 January 2014 - 16 January 2014
Cost $7, MyMuseum members $5. Accompanying adults free of charge.