Schools @ Lifetime Lab

Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks , with our popular visitor experience, interactive exhibit area, dedicated classroom space, onsite playground and historical importance to Cork City, is an ideal location to engage primary school children with science and maths (STEM subjects). We offer a range of SESE curriculum linked, hands on, Discover Primary Science and Maths accredited workshops and school outreach from September to June. Historical school tours of the Old Cork Waterworks are also available. Please see below for a brief description or select the tabs to the left for more detailed information on each of our primary science and maths workshops.

Primary Science Workshop

Primary schools children participate in hands on science investigations, discovering topics such as Electricity, Magnetism, Forces, Materials, Heat, Light and materials. Our primary science workshops focus on the skills, concept development and content objectives of the SESE Science Curriculum. Throughout the design of the hands on workshops we are mindful the primary science activities presented would be modelled on and represent feasible classroom practice. Further information see Lifetime Lab Primary Science Workshop.

MathsWorks Mobile

MathsWorks is a stimulating and funs introduction to primary maths, motivating pupils to engage primary maths through sight,sound, touch and movement. Each workshops includes a short presentation before children participate in a series of hands on maths based activities covering multiplication, symmetry, transformations and problem solving. MathsWorks is also available to visit your school. For further information please see MathsWorks 

SEAI Primary Energy Workshop

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have teamed up with Lifetime Lab to provide a series of interactive hands-on energy workshops for Cork primary schools pupils.There are two workshops on offer, Senior Energy Workshops are aimed at 3rd-6th class and "Guzzler" Energy Workshops which are suitable for Senior Infant, 1st and 2nd class.

Explorers Primary Marine Science

The Explorers Education Programme aims to integrate marine themes as closely as possible with lessons already taught in national schools through the Social Environment and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum and other cross-curricula subjects. Lifetime Lab, and with thanks to the Marine Institute in association Camden Education Trust and Galway Atlantaquaria and the Marine Institute, offer"Marine Projects in Class" for 5th & 6thand "Marine Science Workshop" which is suitable for 3rd & 4th. Teachers will be provided with class schemes, recommended education resources and lesson plans to support cross curricula project over the duration of the programme.

Discover Primary Science & Maths School Tours

School Tours of Old Cork Waterworks last approx. 90 minutes and include discovery time at our interactive exhibition where children will be entertained and stimulated while learning about energy, water, waste and a whole range of other environmental issues. In our Boiler and Engine houses children will get an opportunity to experience the technology used in the past to supply water to Cork City. If time allows children can let off their own brand of steam in the playground and garden or enjoy a break in our marquee space before departure.

Exploring Primary Science - Teacher Summer Course (July)

Lifetime Lab is please to offer a summer course for primary school teachers who would like to build knowledge and confidence in the teaching of primary science -"Exploring Primary Science"will take place during the first week of July with full details available in early May.