Redland Museum will host Switch on to Science for National Science week to educate and inspire young people.

NATIONAL Science Week kicks off in August with a new event coming to the Redlands to celebrate and educate.

SHOWTIME: the Surfing Scientist, Ruben Meerman, will present an hour long show on the periodic table.

SHOWTIME: the Surfing Scientist, Ruben Meerman, will present an hour long show on the periodic table.

The Redland Museum has received a $4000 grant to host Switch on to Science, an interactive event to educate and inspire budding young scientists.

Redland Museum collection manager Ross Bower said it was the first time an event like this would be held at the museum.

"This grant will allow us to teach some hands on science and history with the vintage equipment that is on display in our museum all year round," he said.

"We have had National Science week activities for young children for a number of years, but it has just been basic experiments done with things they can find in their kitchens at home."

The day will feature 13 presentations around the museum covering a broad range of topics from recorded music to metals and blacksmithing, measuring time, and many more.

There will also be an hour long show in the morning and the afternoon by Ruben Meerman, also known as the Surfing Scientist, about the periodic table.

"What we want to do is show kids who may think science is too complicated that it is actually very simple, and it's the explanation for how everything in our lives works," Mr Bower said.

"Cooking, television, mobile phones, these things we use every day, it's all science."

SMART PHONES: The event aims to show kids just how common science is in their everyday lives.

SMART PHONES: The event aims to show kids just how common science is in their everyday lives.

The day is aimed at older primary school students and those in their first years of high school to inspire them to take on more science related endeavors and find out how things work.

"It's an interactive demonstration to show kids how common it is using basic old fashioned equipment, a very unique experience right here in Redlands," Mr Bower said.

"Hopefully if all goes well we will be able to repeat this event and make it bigger and better in the future."

Switch on to Science will be held at the Redland Museum on Monday, August 9.

Adult tickets are $9, concession are $7, children are $6, and a family ticket is $25.