Primary School Activities:

  • Science-Art project: The Invisible Made Visible. 

The Invisible Made Visible explains the scientific process of Covid testing through the creative process of lino-printing and film. Aimed at primary learners, this STEAM-Art project is a creative collaboration between botanical artist Shevaun Doherty and APC principal investigator Dr Cormac Gahan.


Download the educational pack which includes a jellyfish template if you wish to make your own stencil. Alternatively, visit for pre-cut stencil.

This project is supported by Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Primary Science and Maths programme. You can read more about the project, and others in the series, at

  • Continuous Professional Development for Primary School Teachers:  

APC contributes to the teacher summer course “Exploring Primary Science” at the Lifetime Lab. This course is approved by the Department of Education.

  • Microbe Magic Website suitable for school students, teachers and parents. You will meet characters such as GI Jake, a bifidobacterium, and Luke O’Cyte, a white blood cell, together with educational multimedia games, experiments, quizzes and competitions or have your questions asked by an APC scientist!
  • Mind Your Microbes App

Mind Your Microbes allows you to explore the Gastrointestinal System and Microbiome to learn how age, diet and exercise can influence the diversity of human gut bacteria.

For more information please contact our Education and Public Engagement Manager, Dr Aimee Stapleton – email:; tel: 021 4901313