It's Atomic

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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!

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.

Extension workshop (for children who participated in the introductory workshop in January or April)

In this hands-on extension 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.

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. 

Dates

Monday 7, Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Duration: 1.5hrs

It’s Atomic introductory workshop

Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 July  

10:30am – 12pm – Ages 6 – 8 years

1pm – 2:30pm – Ages 9-11 years

It’s Atomic extension workshop (for children who participated in the introductory workshop in January or April)

Wednesday 9 July 

10:30am– 12pm – Ages 6 – 8 years

1pm – 2:30pm – Ages 9-11 years

Tickets

BOOK TICKETS  online or phone QTIX on 136 246.

Child $7, MyMuseum Child members $5. Accompanying adults are free of charge.  
We recommend that adults attend with their children, to play and learn together. 

Facilitator

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

Dates
07 July 2014 - 09 July 2014
Location
Level 2 Theatre