Exploring Primary Science - Teacher Summer Course

Book your place for "Exploring Primary Science" through Cork Education Support Centre 

‘Exploring Primary Science’ is a summer course for primary school teachers run by Una Leader of Lifetime Lab.  The course will run from 3rd – 7th July at Lifetime Lab, Old Cork Waterworks, Lee Road,Cork

Building on the success of Lifetime Lab’s science workshops for primary school classes, this will be very much a practical course with examples of hands on activities using everyday items that can be used in the classroom to develop science skills and concepts and encourage discovery and investigation.

Topics covered include:

  • Skills Development: Demonstrating science investigations that develop skills needed to work scientifically and practical activities to develop designing and making skills.
  • Energy and Forces: Developing teachers’ knowledge and understanding in the areas of Sound, Heat, Magnetism, Electricity and Forces.
  • Living Things/Human Life: Examining the use of the outdoor classroom develop knowledge and understanding of Living Things. Developing teachers’ knowledge and understanding of the Digestive System though a hands-on workshop.
  • Materials: Modelling approaches to science investigations.
  • Planning: Enabling teachers to plan their delivery of the science curriculum.
  • Assessment: Exploring approaches for assessing children’s learning in science.

The summer course will run from 9.30am to 2.30pm each day.

  • Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided for morning break at 11am and tea, coffee and sandwiches for lunch at 1pm.
  • Exploring Primary Science is most suited to teachers of third to sixth classes.
  • Tutors are Una Leader with the assistance of Ger Jeffers
  • This teacher summer course is approved by the Department of Education for the purposes of the awarding EPV days to primary school teachers.

Lifetime Lab is an accredited Discover Primary Science and Maths Centre

Date - Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July 2017

Venue - Lifetime Lab, Old Cork Waterworks, Lee Road, Cork

Directions - click Map for our location

Cost:  €50 (Paid online at http://www.cesc.ie/index.cfm/page/courses/courseId/1846)

Timetable:  Exploring_Primary_Science_2017_Timetable

Registration and payment for the course is made through the Cork Education Support Centre  

For further enquiries regarding registration contact CESC at Tel: +353 21 4255600    Fax: +353 21 4254245    Email: office@cesc.ie