Children's Workshops

11 years and below

These workshops can be run one-to-one or with groups and are designed for younger participants, ideally between 7 and 11 years old. I have taught younger than this though, so if you have someone young but very keen then do contact me. 

Each workshop is about 50 min + Q&A

Build a Buckyball

Build a Buckyball and learn all about this Nobel Prize winning Science. Note: C60 kits will need to be posted out to you to arrive before the workshop.

The Platonic Solids and Eular's Law

This is a workshop on patterns, symmetry, structure and the ancient Greek Platonic Solids. It includes downloading nets to make up before or after the workshop as well as a icosahedral map of the world.

Hot Air balloon

You don't need specialised gas burners or a huge silk balloon to take off up into the air - we will explore the mathematics, physics and engineering required to make your very own solar powered hot air balloon from easily available and cheap parts.


What is electricity? how can we make it and how can we harness natural forces to power a generator? We explore all these and also the Pelton water wheel Jonathan made in the Colorado series of the BBC Rough Science TV series.

The discovery of C60

This is the story of the Nobel prize winning football shaped Buckyball molecule that has led to a revolution in nanotechnology. Note: C60 kits will need to be posted out to you to arrive before the workshop.

Rough Science

The BBC filmed six series of Rough Science that have been shown in over 90 countries ! Watch a program and ask Jonathan questions :-)


Radio has provided world-wide communication and even facilitated space exploration, TVs, mobile phones, Wi -Fi , blue tooth, walkie- talkies and count less other applications. We will go through the basics of radio wave transmission and reception with experiments and take you right up to date by sending you a live message through a Geostationary satellite!


Jonathan regularly mentors children and adults. He  runs bespoke workshops as well as teaching them science.  He can also help with school science.