Bringing BIG ideas to young minds

We introduce primary school students to the BIG Ideas of science early in their primary school educational journey so they can soar higher in high school and university. How did we get here? Read more on our About page.

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OUR CLASSES

Holiday Workshops

Our 2-hour holiday workshops introduce concepts like atoms, the Periodic Table and molecules in a fun and engaging way.
 

We offer two age groups to match the pace of learning to your child’s developmental level.

  • Ages 5 to 7

  • Ages 8+

2-hours of Fun and
Advanced Science

Ages 8+│December and January│ $65

A parent can join the workshop for no extra charge. Please contact us for availability.
 

Students from 8 years of age can grasp the deeper scientific concepts faster, so we stretch their imagination and go further into scientific ideas, including double and triple bonds and building protein molecular models.  This is upper high school level. 

Students from 6 years of age can attend if a parent joins to support their child (no extra charge). 

Ages 8+ Summer Schedule

December
Starter Workshop 1:  Atoms and the Periodic Table

9:00 am Friday 16th Dec               UQ, St Lucia campus
11:30 am Friday 16th Dec             UQ, St Lucia campus


Starter Workshop 2:  Molecules

9:00 am Saturday 17th Dec           UQ, St Lucia campus
11:30 am Saturday 17th Dec        UQ, St Lucia campus
 

Advanced Workshop:  Electric Charge and
Atomic Structure

Workshop 1 and/or 2 are best done before this workshop.

9:00 am Sunday 18th Dec              UQ, St Lucia campus
11:30 am Sunday 18th Dec              UQ, St Lucia campus

Advanced Workshop:  Chemical Reactions
Workshop 1 and/or 2 are best done before this workshop.

9:00 am Tuesday 20th Dec              UQ, St Lucia campus
11:30 am Tuesday 20th Dec           UQ, St Lucia campus

Ages 8+ January
Starter Workshop 1:  Atoms and the Periodic Table
11:30 am Sat 7th Jan                  Brisbane State High School


Starter Workshop 2:  Molecules

11:30 am Sun 8th Jan                  Brisbane State High School

Advanced Workshop 3:  Electric Charge and
Atomic Structure

Workshop 1 and/or 2 are best done before this workshop.

9:00am Tue 10th January             Brisbane State High School

11:30am Tue 10th January           Brisbane State High School
 

Advanced Workshop 4:  Chemical Reactions
Workshop 1 and/or 2 are best done before this workshop.

9:00am Wed 11th January             Brisbane State High School

11:30am Wed 11th January           Brisbane State High School

Starter Workshop 1:
Atoms and the Periodic Table

9:00 am Saturday 7th Jan          
Brisbane State High School

Starter Workshop 2:
Molecules

9:00 am Sunday 8th Jan           
Brisbane State High School

       Ages 5-7
Summer Schedule

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Age groups are flexible within a year or two.  If you have 6-year old and 8-year old siblings they can both attend the same group.
 

Ages 5-7│ January Holidays│ $65

For this age range, a parent or guardian is required to attend these workshops to support your child and help them understand concepts TEN years ahead of their age.   There is no extra charge for this. 

 

These workshops are designed for younger primary school students who are just noticing the patterns and regularities in their physical world.  It’s amazing how confident children of this age become, understanding scientific concepts 10 years ahead of the curriculum, such as the Periodic Table and chemical bonding. Normally they have to wait till high school for this level.

What Parents Are Saying

Matthew has an awesome time on Friday and he is still talking about it! I love seeing him get so excited about learning! He is now thinking he wants to be a scientist instead of a neurosurgeon. 

I have received your videos thank you I can't wait to watch them with Matthew over the holidays and we look forward to seeing you at the next holiday workshop! 

Thanks again 

Kirsty Sherrington

 

My son, Thomas, is not generally one to discuss his day in depth, but after today’s Science workshop he spoke non-stop about the activities and what he’d learnt.

You’ve definitely piqued his interested! He’s excited for the next workshop!

Thank you!


Kylie Smith
 

My son is super-keen in science and he needs more than what he’s receiving at school.  As a teacher my observations of the workshop were fantastic.  The children were really engaged, they learnt a whole lot, they had a lot of hands-on experiences which is really fun for them.  They came back really excited and told me lots of new things.  As a teacher and a mum I feel these outside-school programs for the children are super important.  They get to experience things that they don’t get in the classroom.  They get to have their hands engaged and learn new things. While my son is here enjoying the day and having fun, I feel it sets them up for the future and he’s able to better engage in his high school curriculum having had these hands-on experiences and having a deeper understanding.  It will really make him confident and calm in high school. 

Amber Weekes

 

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