SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Bring science to life

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

We offer both outreach Science Workshops to Second level and Adult Education Centres. Hands-on, practical applications of Science are explored in these 1 hour workshops. Perfect for national STEM Weeks!

We also run an Ecology Field-trip right here in Lismore for Secondary Schools and Adult Education. Our Ecology fieldtrip is in the amazing mature woodland, Ballysaggartmore Towers.

Science Workshop

MOBILE SCIENCE WORKSHOPS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Our Secondary School Mobile Science workshops are tailored for junior and transition yearor adult education. We cover a topic, introducing many ideas and we let your student’s inquisition do the rest. Broadly based on the curriculum we blend all the strands of Science where possible to give students an experience of applying Science to real life in a positive, fun environment. Content is expanded or relaxed depending on the cycle and ability we are dealing with.

Take a trip down the digestive system with our interactive experiments, launch yourselves into space and learn all about the Solar System or solve an age old murder mystery as a group of Crime Scene Investigators.
Take your pick from the workshops we have available and bring a new light to the science in your classroom. Each workshop is fully interactive and hands-on. We provide all equipment. All facilitators are Garda Vetted.Below are our available workshops, we work with you to choose a date and we fit around your timetable. Please contact us for further information

€4 per student

ECOLOGY FIELDTRIPS (MATURE WOODLAND)

Students are taken to the Towers Woodland in Ballysaggartmore where they participate in collecting data about the ecosystem using equipment and methods such as line transects and quadrants. All the ecology equipment is supplied along with a field-trip workbook that is filled in as the experiments are completed and can be taken back to the classroom to explore the results. The Towers and Lismore have a fascinating history that enthralls students on their way around and they get a chance to explore the famine folly of The Towers themselves. Lismore Heritage Centre is offering ecology field-trips including workbook and all equipment to Transition Year, Junior, Senior Cycle students. Please contact us for further information.

€12 per student

Secondary School students in the garden

SPACE
(JUNIOR CERT AND T.Y.)

Explore the new strand of the Junior Certificate Science curriculum “Earth and Space” with Lismore’s Mobile Scientists. Especially tailored for Junior Cycle pupils, this workshop will consist of hands-on, interactive activities which explore space and how it affects our life here on earth. The solar system, motion of planets and moons, stars, rockets, space exploration, day and night and seasons are all introduced to your class and a blast-off finale is sure to spark an interest in all things cosmic.

Cost €180

C.S.I.
(SENIOR AND JUNIOR)

Suspect everyone in this one hour forensic science workshop. Students will deduce, decide and discover the secrets and tricks of real life C.S.I. agents. This workshop concentrates on the practical application of science and students will piece together the clues they have found to solve the mystery. Using scientific techniques like paper chromatography and D.N.A. extraction, students get hands on and become a detective for the day!

Cost €180

THE GUTS OF DIGESTION (JUNIOR AND T.Y.)

Let us delight and disgust your class all at once as we follow the journey of real food through your digestive system. This workshop explores the functions of the internal organs, nutrient absorption and of course what happens when we are finished with the food! This is a very hands-on, interactive workshop that is sure to make students remember the guts of digestion.

Cost €180

We went to the Heritage Centre to view the new Lismore Castle Experience. What a way to see inside the Castle and the rooms!
I won’t spoil it by writing it here but IT is a MUST DO when you go to Lismore!!

Celia K, October 2019

Omg what a fantastic experience I don’t think I have enjoyed anything more in a very long time from the moment we were met by the tour guide Sheena who was personable and knowledge in such a relaxed and warm atmosphere, the 360 tour was just so Wonderful and I felt we were taken back in time ,I would highly recommend this tour.

Hilda M, County Waterford, April 2022

Went to see audio Wednesday 2nd March. We thought it was incredible.  It started wt. plan view of castle and surrounding fields and river it then showed some rooms inside castle.  Absolutely loved it.  Worth a visit.  Outside viewing room was history of famous people.  Lismore experience.

Wander822106, Glanmire, Ireland, March 2022

Delivers what it promises. Good place to go for advice on touring,. The 360 degree virtual visit to Lismore Castle was most enjoyable. Clean toilets.Dun01170, Dublin, Ireland, Aug 2021

Super VR tour of Lismore Castle. This was so much fun for everyone including the child who couldn’t stay on his seat. It’s not long so children won’t get bored, but it’s very well done.

Susanh0815, Ireland, Jun 2021

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