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Magical Materials: Nano and Materials Science in the Classroom

Magical Materials: Nano and Materials Science in the Classroom 4th - 8th July 2016. Participating Primary School teachers will qualify for 3 EPV days

May issue of SCIENCE

Best of luck to all our students sitting exams in June.
Comments on this year's SEC exams should be sent to:
Junior Science: Yvonne Higgins:
LC Biology: Úna Moroney:
LC Chemistry: Mary Mullaghy:
LC Physics: Seán Finn:

2016 Leaving Cert Physics Papers

The Institute of Physics in Ireland is preparing an "Initial Response" to the State Examination Commission.
A full report will be sent to the SEC after the Marking Schemes have been published and the meetings in Blackrock Education Centre and at Frontiers of Physics in September. If you have any comments on these papers please send them to

Junior ECO Watcher Training Course

This ECO-UNESCO course has been approved by the Department of Education and Skills for Primary school teachers Extra Personnel Vacation (EPV) days and may also be suitable for secondary school teachers especially those involved with Green Schools and other similiar projects.

Berrings National School scoops Top Prize in Nationwide Water Conservation Challenge 2016

Congratulations to Berrings National School from County Cork who have been announced as the National Water Explorer Programme Winner 2016 in an innovative online water conservation initiative organised by the charity Global Action Plan.

10th Chemistry Demonstration Workshop

Sponsored by the SSPC, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Sciences, University of Limerick and Pharmachemical Ireland, the 10th Chemistry Demonstration Workshop will be held at the University of Limerick on the 27th June - 1st July.

7th Science & Mathematics Education Conference

The 7th Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC) series on 16th & 17th June 2016, hosted by the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning, CASTeL, Dublin City University.

Google Field Trip to the Science Gallery Dublin

The Google Field Trip Days programme is running at Science Gallery Dublin throughout 2016. Thanks to sponsorship there is no cost associated with school groups visiting Science Gallery in 2016.

Building excitement about Science & Technology through collaboration!

'Register now for a FREE workshop on June 23rd 6 - 8 pm in DIT Kevin St. The topic is 'Building excitement about Science and Technology through collaboration between Higher Education students and young people'.

Four new elements named

Four new elements named in the Periodic Table of Elements.
113 Nihonium (Nh)
115 Moscovium (Mc)
117 Tennessine (Ts)
118 Oganesson (Og)


BTYSTE Survey shows appetite for Tech in Irish Schools! 

Coderdojo wins European Citizen's Prize

Coderdojo has won the prestigious European Citizen’s Prize, following a nomination by Seán Kelly MEP. The non-profit network of free coding clubs for youth, which was originated in Cork by James Whelton with Bill Liao, is the only Irish based organisation to win the award this year. 

Lovin' our Lungs Movie Awards

The winners of 'Lovin' our Lungs Movie Awards' can be viewed here -

INESPO Silver Medal for Ireland

Congratulations to Luc de Barra on winning a Silver Medal for Ireland at 8th International INESPO (International Environment & Sustainability Project Olympiad) in The Netherlands with his SciFest winning project.

Accenture pilot internship scheme for trainee teachers

Accenture Ireland in partnership with Dublin City University, has launched a pilot internship scheme that aims to help trainee teachers pass on the knowledge of STEM subjects by giving them hands-on experience working in various STEM roles.

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