Science

Animal Homes QR Codes

by admin on 16/10/2016

guess_the_animal_home_qr_codeWe’re doing some work on animal homes at the moment as part of a theme on Houses and Homes. We did lots of work on identifying the names of a variety of animals and the names of the special homes that they live in.

As part of a follow-up to those lessons, I created these QR codes using the QR Stuff website, both as an assessment tool and as a fun way to integrate some technology [click to continue…]

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Space Week 2016

by admin on 27/09/2016

space_weekSpace Week, Ireland’s newest national STEM week in parallel with World Space Week, takes place from October 3rd to 8th. It is a special week to focus on the wonders and realities of the Universe around us.

Participating in Space Week with your class means you will use the powers of creativity, critical thinking, science, technology, engineering and maths to help shape your understanding of life on Earth and our place in Space. [click to continue…]

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Materials Bingo

by admin on 25/09/2016

materials_bingoEducational bingo games are a great way for pupils to learn so many different skills. They help with listening skills, visual discrimination, group work, turn taking and the reinforcement of the learning content of that particular bingo game.

This bingo game focuses on the theme of “Materials” in SESE Science and it features images like glass, metal, stone, leather, material etc. It is aimed at a group of six pupils, so it would be useful for Station Teaching [click to continue…]

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Signs of Spring 2016

by admin on 05/03/2016

an_tearrachIt’s that time of year again for our Signs of Spring Twitter Project 2016. With Easter falling so early this year, it’s better to do this project before, rather than after, Easter. This will be our 5th year of this event and it gives teachers and pupils a chance to look about and observe the signs of Spring in their environment.

We’ve done a Signs of Autumn (#anfomhar) and Signs of Spring (#antearrach) Twitter Projects for the past five years and classes seemed to really enjoy these. Hopefully, we can build on the success of previous projects and get even more schools and classes involved. [click to continue…]

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Sorting Electricity

by admin on 07/02/2016

sorting_electricityThis resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Categorisation is an important skill for younger/SEN pupils to develop. This resource aims to develop categorisation skills as well as to encourage and develop oral language and discussion on the differences between things that need and don’t need electricity.

Pages 1-4 should be laminated. The small images on pages 3-4 should then be cut out. Velcro should be attached to the squares on pages 1-2 and at the back of all cut out squares from pages 3-4. [click to continue…]

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Signs of Autumn 2015 Twitter Project

October 1, 2015

After what has been an exceptionally mild September, the days are gradually closing in, October has arrived and the autumn weather is making its presence felt. That can only mean that it’s time for the “Signs of Autumn 2015 Twitter Project”. This will be the fourth autumn Twitter project and it has been a great success. […]

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World Education Games

September 28, 2015

The World Education Games (WEG) will take place from October 13th – 15th. The World Education Games is the expanded format of what was once World Maths Day and now includes World Literacy Day and World Science Day. It is the world’s largest online educational competition with over five million school students aged 4-18 from over […]

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Tree Day 2015

September 21, 2015

The Tree Council of Ireland supported by Tetra Pak is calling people nationwide to go outside with their children to celebrate all that nature has to offer on Tetra Pak Tree Day 2015 on Thursday 8th October. As part of this year’s campaign, themed “Be a True Friend of the Environment”, over 1,000 Birch trees […]

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RDS Primary Science Fair 2016

September 8, 2015

Last year over 2,700 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils from across the country were at the RDS Primary Science Fair (PSF) with their class projects that answered questions such as ‘Why don’t aeroplanes fall from the sky? ‘Why do giraffes have such long necks?’ and ‘Which water is cleaner for us to swim in, the […]

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Green World Colouring App

May 16, 2015

The Green World Colouring App is a great child-friendly app that adults can use too. Every page for colouring includes details about the animals or environmental issues shown in the picture, so it teaches children about the environment while they’re colouring. There are ten great pages and twelve different colours to choose from, and if […]

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Peg Animal Homes

May 10, 2015

This peg SESE resource is aimed at pupils in middle/senior classes or SEN pupils. It is based on the pupil’s knowledge of units of different types of animal homes. It’s aim is to support class work being done on an SESE geography theme of work on houses and homes. The pack contains 18 individual cards, […]

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Caring For Our World Quiz

March 30, 2015

This Powerpoint resource is a quiz on environmental sustainability which is suitable for 4th-6th classes. It was compiled by pupils of Glencullen NS as part of their Irish Aid Awards Project.

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Signs of Spring 2015 Twitter Project

March 12, 2015

Although later than usual due to unforeseen circumstances, it’s time for our Signs of Spring Twitter Project 2015. This will be our 4th year of this event and it gives teachers and pupils a chance to look about and observe the signs of Spring in their environment. We’ve done a Signs of Autumn (#anfomhar) and Signs of Spring (#antearrach) […]

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Science Day For Primary Teachers

March 10, 2015

An inaugural Science Day for Primary Teachers will be run in parallel with the Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA) Annual Conference for Second Level Science Teachers on Saturday 28th March 2015. The ISTA is a voluntary organisation run for teachers by teachers. Organised by the ISTA in association with Lifetime Lab, Cork, this event will be […]

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Record Number of Entries for 2015 RDS Primary Science Fair

December 11, 2014

This January over 2,700 4th, 5th and 6th class students from across the country will be at the RDS Primary Science Fair (PSF) with their class projects that answer questions such as ‘Do cows have blue eyes?’ ‘Why don’t aeroplanes fall from the sky?’ and ‘What type of cup keeps liquid hot the longest?’ Such […]

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