RDS Primary Science Fair LogoAs the new school term begins the RDS Foundation has announced its call for entries for the 2014 RDS Primary Science Fair. The Fair is a great way to integrate science and maths in the classroom, as the focus of the Fair is on the development of pupils’ scientific skills through the investigation of a question or problem. Feedback to the organisers from teachers who have been involved in the Fair is that pupils can also develop their literacy, oral language and numeracy skills through the process of their scientific investigation.

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Pupils from Sutton Park School, Dublin 13 with their project ‘What types of soil encourage the best growth of seeds?’ at the RDS Primary Science Fair 2013

The Fair runs from January 9th to 11th, 2014 and is open to 4th, 5th, 6th classes and Key Stage 2 classes. All primary schools are invited to submit an expression of interest for a stand via the online form at www.rds.ie/primarysciencefair before the closing date of Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

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Pupils with their project ‘What will make my snowman last longer?’ at the RDS Primary Science Fair 2013

Full details including new project-planning questions can be found at www.rds.ie/primarysciencefair. Any queries just contact us at primarysciencefair@rds.ie / 01 240 7990.

Images used are reproduced with permission of RDS Primary Science Fair