Lifetime Lab Primary Science Workshop

Update August 30th: All dates for our Primary Science workshop for the 2019/20 school year are fully allocated. 

Update August 20th: Booking forms for the 2019/20 school year have been sent by post to all Cork primary schools.  

This is a very special workshop program specifically available to schools in Cork City and County. During our Primary Science Workshop children from 3rd to 6th class will explore topics from the SESE Science Curriculum under the guidance of a qualified teacher experienced in the delivery of Primary Science. The 3+1/2 hour workshops are full of hands on practical science activities to encourage discovery and investigation. All Lifetime Lab workshops and school visits are accredited by and may be used as a step in achieving the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Award.  

To request a primary science workshop booking form please email lifetimelab@corkcity.ie or call 021 4941500. Please be advised dates for this workshop fill very quickly for the school year and are offered on a first come first served basis. Once a booking form is received our team will be in touch to discuss potential dates.   

Primary Science Workshop topics change each year and individual workshops are adapted to suit the class levels attending. Equipment used consists of simple accessible household items and all activities are planned to be possible in a classroom/school setting. Over the years teachers have commented that the workshop are a great source of ideas and have helped teachers develop their own science teaching.

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Primary Science Workshop Topics 2018/19

Light and Sound - (6th,5th/6th, 5th, 4th/5th, 4th-6th, 3rd - 6th)

The workshop will explore the 5th & 6th class light and sound objectives from the Primary Science Curriculum. Through a series of hands on activities children will investigate light travelling from a source, splitting and mixing of light, reflection and refraction, and our sight. Using drama children will discover and understand how sounds are made and how sound travels through different materials culminating in the construction of small wind instruments.   

Electricity Workshop - (3rd,4th, 3rd/4th)

This workshop will involve hands on activities to explore the 3rd/4th class electricity objectives from the Primary Science Curriculum, including simple circuits, electrical conductors, insulators and switches. Design and make challenges will test children's knowledge and understanding of electricity concepts through the construction of electric fans, a steady hand buzzer game, a vibrating bush bot and wiring a toy house for light. 

 

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To request a primary science workshop booking form please email lifetimelab@corkcity.ie or call 021 4941500. Please be advised dates for this workshop fill very quickly for the school year and are offered on a first come first served basis. Once a booking form is received our team will be in touch to discuss potential dates.‌