It's Atomic

Holiday workshops

Back by popular demand

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

It’s Atomic introductory workshop
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.

It’s Atomic extension workshop
In this hands-on workshop, children will discover that atoms are made of even smaller particles called protons, electrons and neutrons and some of these particles carry an electric charge. They will discover that there's electricity inside matter, and use models to build atoms from sub-atomic particles.  The Periodic Table will also make more sense, and they will be able to understand why different kinds of atoms have different properties.
Please note: Children need to have attended the It's Atomic introductory workshop in either January or April 2014, before attending the extension workshop.

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. 



Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd October
Duration: 1.5hrs

It’s Atomic introductory workshops
Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd October
10:30am – 12pm – Ages 6 – 8 years
1pm – 2:30pm – Ages 9-12 years

It’s Atomic extension workshops (for children who participated in the introductory workshop in January, April or June)
Friday 3rd October
10:30am– 12pm – Ages 6 – 8 years
1pm – 2:30pm – Ages 9-12 years


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


Ian Stuart is a retired science teacher who has adapted the teaching of Atomic Theory to children. Ian presented sold out workshops at Queensland Museum in January 2014, has been featured on the ABC's 7.30 Report and presented at the University of Melbourne's Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

01 October 2014 - 03 October 2014
Cost $7, MyMuseum members $5. Accompanying adults free of charge.