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Learning Lab, Powering The Future - Exploring the future of energy

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Learning Lab is a FREE programme for schools located within Dundee, Angus, Fife, or Perth & Kinross (P5-P7, S1-S2). Places are strictly limited and are on a first come first serve basis – we are expecting large demand for this programme, thus if you or your school are interested please leave your details below without delay!

Aligned with CfE experiences and outcomes, Learning Lab supports teachers to deliver amazing science in the classroom. With a suggested teaching time of 2 hours per week, this 8-week programme for P5–P7 or 4-week programme for S1-S2 comprises:

  • Lesson plans and worksheets
  • Original video content
  • Live interactions with scientists/industry professionals
  • Professional learning session
  • Family learning activities
  • A FREE Dundee Science Centre visit

Through exciting practical activities, pupils will discover renewable technologies and see that they have the skills needed for a future in the energy industry. Protect a melting ice cube, run a hydrogen relay race, and meet an expert from the energy industry!

“It’s been such a fantastic opportunity and experience, which all our young people in S1 were able to engage in. We are incredibly grateful we have been able to offer this to all our young people, allowing us to build STEM capital. A really big thank you!” – A High School Teacher in Dundee.

Schools are also potentially eligible for assistance with transport costs associated with visiting the Dundee Science Centre – please find more information at our funding page here.

Learning Lab – 2023/2024 Academic Term

We still have a limited number of spaces for our Spring 2024 Powering the future module (running from Monday 9th January to Friday 29th March) – if you would like to book for Spring 2024 please click below;

Spring term

Monday 9th January 2024 to Friday 29th March 2024

CLPL – Monday 9th January 2024

Meet the Expert session – w/c 12th February 2024


To book your class on our Learning Lab programme for the Spring 2024 term, please click here

Learning Lab – 2024/2025 Academic Term

Bookings for Learning Lab Powering the Future in the 2024/2025 academic year are now open! Please find more details on dates and how to book below;

Autumn term

Monday 12th August 2024 to Friday 6th October 2024

CLPL – Monday 12th August 2024

Meet the Expert session – w/c Monday 16th September 2024

Winter term

Monday 21st October 2024 to Friday 20th December 2024

CLPL – Monday 21st October 2024

Meet the Expert session – w/c Monday 25th November 2024

Spring term

Monday 6th January 2025 to Friday 28th March 2025

CLPL – Monday 6th January 2025

Meet the Expert session – w/c 10th February 2025


To book your class on our Learning Lab programme for the 2024/2025 academic year, please click here


If have any questions regarding the Learning Lab programme, or you cannot find the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact us at either learninglab@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk or 01382 868608.