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PDST Lab-Days

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

Booking is now open for a series of three PDST Lab-days, based in Dublin, Cork and Galway, on the dates listed below.

The booking page is here (though you have to be registered with the PDST website first, to access the booking page)

The Lab-Days aim to help us all with the management of practical work. They are designed to be particularly useful to anybody new to the teaching of Leaving Cert Physics, whether that is because they are in the early years of their teaching career or because they find themselves with a Physics class after many years of teaching other subjects.

The days involve a look at a wide range of practical demonstrations that can help students understand more fully the material on the syllabus, as well as an in-depth look at all of the LC Mandatory Experiments. Offering an opportunity to talk about the various ways those experiments can be carried out and a chance to figure out how to best to manage that practical work in your own school setting.

Also included will be a one-hour introductory session on the use of the Virtual Physics Lab, an online suite of close to 400 simulations that can back up the practical work carried out in the lab, and which will allow those attending to download (for free) the full programme for use in their schools.

The dates and locations are:

  • Castleknock College in Dublin: December 3rd

  • Regina Mundi College in Cork, December 10th

  • University of Galway, January 21st

These days have limited spaces available, and they often fill up quickly, so book early!

You may need to register with the PDST prior to making a booking: Search Events Pages | PDST

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