Senior Cycle Biology

WELCOME

 

Welcome to the Senior Cycle Biology subject page. Biology is one of the two-year Senior Cycle STEM subjects examined in the Leaving Certificate.  

 

The former slss biology DVD website was hacked last May. This site has now been replaced by pdstbiology.com  Biology teachers will need to log in and re-register in order to access 1,000s of resources that have been developed by the PDST Biology Associate Team over the past number of years.

 

LATEST NEWS

 

 

Inquiry Based Science Education

 

Inquiry Based Science Education from PDST on Vimeo.

 
 

SciFest

The Scifest programme aims to encourage a love of science, technology and maths through active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning. Click here to access the Scifest website.

 

Latest Scifest ezine

 

 

 

 

Scifest ezine September 2016 

 

 


Database Registration 

 

Click here to register for our database.


 

AMGEN Teach 

 

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Amgen Teach aims to deepen student interest and achievement in Science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom. Amgen Teach uses training workshops and distance learning events to provide educators with the skills and confidence necessary to transform the student experience in learning Science.

We would like to invite you to participate in the European Amgen Teach initiative. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of professional development workshops for the Sciences.  These workshops offer teachers upskilling in areas that are in line with new developments in Science education in Ireland. 

 

Information Page

 

PDST will run Coursework-B  workshops in 2016 – 2017

Applications will open on Monday 14th November  

http://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

 

 

Formulae and Tablets booklet

 

Click here for the Formulae and Tables booklet - approved for use in the state examinations.

 

 

Autumn 2015 workshops - Using Games and Models to Teach Biology

 

 

 

George Boole (1815 - 1864)

 

November 2nd 2015 is the 200th anniversary year of  George Boole’s birthday.

Cork Education Support Centre on behalf of  ATECI, in conjunction with UCC  and with the help of NAPD, IPPN,PDST, IOP and with generous support from EMC are planning to have every school student in the country doing a lesson based on the work of George Boole on that day.

If you have ideas or suggestions about how you might like to celebrate the centenary in your school or region please email Ruairí Ó Céilleachair at boole200project@gmail.com

 

 

Scientix Practical Day for Senior Biology Teachers 

 

This event took place on  Saturday 24th January 2015 in Maynooth University.  

Over 100 teachers and student teachers participated on the day. Many thanks to the Biology Department of Maynooth University for their help organising this day.  The student practical book produced for the day is available to download from the publications page. Follow this link

The video clip montage below shows the range of activities availble on the day. 

 

 

 

Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. 

The PDST is the national contact point for Scientix in Ireland.  Information Page

Checkout their website scientix.eu for resources, information and international workshop opportunities on  STEM.

 

AMGEN Teach 

 

 

 

Amgen Teach aims to deepen student interest and achievement in Science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom. Amgen Teach uses training workshops and distance learning events to provide educators with the skills and confidence necessary to transform the student experience in learning Science.

We would like to invite you to participate in the European Amgen Teach initiative. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of professional development workshops for the Sciences.  These workshops offer teachers upskilling in areas that are in line with new developments in Science education in Ireland. 

 

Information Page

 

The PDST will run four Amgen Teach workshops in 2015 – 2016. 

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Ag. Science

 

 
REGISTRATION 

 

We are updating our register. Please register your details here even if you have done so before so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information.

 

 

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

 There will be Practical Day for Biology Teachers in Maynooth on Saturday 24th January.  Register for a place on this course at this link.

As this is a practical day places will be limitied so early registration is advised.

 

FOR SCHOOL BASED SUPPORT

 

To avail of school based support forSciences  Follow this link to our online school based support application form. 

 

 
 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

 

The IRISH SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

 

The ISTA supports science teachers of all science subjects through their network of branches thorughout the country.Details of events can be found on their website www.ista.ie

Seán Fogarty is the current chairperson of the ISTA.

 

CONTACTS

 

Administration: Administrator for Science

Limerick Education Centre  
First Floor 
Marshal House 
Doordoyle Road 
Limerick 

Email: sciences@pdst.ie   
Phone: 061 585064