It's Atomic

Holiday workshops

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

It’s Atomic Introduction - Atoms and Molecules
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, copper 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 1 - Sub-atomic particles and Charges
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 Introduction workshop in 2014 or 2015, before attending the Extension 1 workshop.
Brush up on ideas from It's Atomic Introduction before coming to Extension 1 - Introduction to the Periodic Table, How big is an Atom? and Introduction to Bonding.

It’s Atomic Extension 3 - Chemical Reactions (New workshop for 2016)
What is a chemical reaction and what makes certain chemicals react to form something new. In this hands-on workshop, children will create their own chemical reactions, see demonstrations and observe and identify what happens during a reaction. Some reactions may change colour while some chemicals will explode in front of their very eyes.
Please note: Children need to have attended the It's Atomic Extension 1 workshop in 2014, 2015 or 2016, before attending the Extension 3 workshop.
Brush up on ideas from It's Atomic Extension 1 and prepare before coming to Extension 3 - Introduction to Bonding, Double and Triple Bonds, and Introduction to Chemical Reactions

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.  It's time to inspire our next generation of scientists.

It's Atomic Extension 2 workshop - Chemical Bonds is not on offer in January 2016.

 

Dates

Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 January 2016 
Duration: 1.5hrs 

It’s Atomic Introduction - Atoms and Molecules 
Monday 18 January
10:30am – 12pm – Ages 6 – 8 years 
1pm – 2:30pm – Ages 9-12 years

It’s Atomic Extension 1 - Sub-atomic particles and Charges
(for children who have participated in an Introduction workshop)
Tuesday 19 January
10:30am– 12pm – Ages 6 – 8 years
1pm – 2:30pm – Ages 9-12 years

It’s Atomic Extension 3 - Chemical Reactions (new workshop for 2016) 
(for children who have participated in an Extension 1 workshop)
Wednesday 20 January
10:30am– 12pm – Ages 6 – 8 years
1pm – 2:30pm – Ages 9-12 years
 

Tickets

Child $9, MyMuseum Child members $7. Accompanying adults are free of charge.
Tickets: BOOK NOW online or phone QTIX on 136246.

It is requested that adults attend with their children, to play and learn together.

 

Facilitator

Ian Stuart is a science teacher who has adapted the teaching of Atomic Theory to younger children. Ian presented sold out workshops at Queensland Museum in 2014 and 2015, has been featured on the ABC's 7.30 Report and presented at the University of Melbourne's Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

Dates
18 January 2016 - 20 January 2016
Location
Level 2 Theatre
Cost
Cost $9, MyMuseum members $7. Accompanying adults free of charge.