Registration open for 11th Chemical Demonstration Workshop for Teachers











Would you like to explore novel ways to develop chemistry demonstrations at school? The highly successful Chemical Demonstration Workshop for educators runs again this year offering exemplary professional development for teachers.

Sponsored by the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Dept. of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick, BioPharmachemical Ireland, and supported by the Institute of Physics Ireland, the 11th Workshop will be held at the University of Limerick from July 3rd to 7th, 2017. Due to the course being sponsored and heavily subsidised, the cost of this course is only €150, covering accommodation, meals and course materials.

The two-day workshop will give you the opportunity to address many of the more difficult experimental questions, as well as giving teachers some practice using various instruments.

The University of Limerick’s four day residential course (Starting Monday lunchtime and finishing Friday lunchtime, i.e. 4 full days and nights B&B & meals) will help teachers become more confident in doing demonstrations in school at Junior Certificate Science and Leaving Certificate level, and will cover safety aspects and the use of ICT in demonstrations. We will have special guest presenters, offering a wide variety of demonstrations. We will have special guest presenters, offering a wide variety of demonstrations. Teachers, working in pairs will also be required to research, devise, test and present a 10-20 min Science Demonstration Show at the end of the course.

You should bring your favourite demo along to show and share with other teachers. There will be opportunities during the course to watch experienced demonstrators live and on video, to access printed and internet resources on demonstrations, and to leave materials and tested demonstrations for use in schools.

Further information please contact SSPC Education & Outreach Officer Dr Sarah Hayes @