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STA Science & Technology in Action

NSTA Freebies for Teachers

Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers & Tools

The Science of Addiction: K-12 Integrated Prevention Curriculum

Exploratorium - The Science of Cooking

The 10 Best STEM Resources

Calculators for Kids: Important STEM Tools 


BIOLOGY

Airfield a gift of nature 

ARKive the world's largest centralised library of films and photographs of the world's endangered species. 

Dublin ZOO offers a number of curriculum linked educational modules

Encyclopaedia of Marine Life of Britain & Ireland

Just Forests available as a resource for the World Wise Global Schools programme

Eurostem Cell road-tested educational resources on stem cells and their impact on society


CHEMISTRY

The Periodic Table of Videos 

Royal Institution Events Calendar 

Tom Lehrer's song "The Elements" with Flash animation

The Helmholtz Association Research Institute 

The Catalyst one of the world's greatest Chemistry sites with links to sites about all aspects of Chemistry 


PHYSICS
EirGrid
 Electricity for kids
GIREP International Research Group on Physics Teaching 


CAREERS
Careers News
 news channel for everyone involved in Career Guidance
Accreditated On-line Colleges an open-access resource to inform about the importance of College Accreditation

COMPUTERS
Electronics
 resources
ICHEC Irish Centre for High End Computing
Computer Science on Line a guide to Computer Science Degrees

SPACE
Astronomy Ireland
National Astronomy Club of Ireland
Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork Space for Science
ESA Europe's gateway to Space
ESERO Ireland European Space Education Resource Office 

SCIENCE
Planet Science
 Resources and ideas for Science Teachers
TryScience is aimed at 8-12 year olds
Science Ireland is a resource for people of all ages who are interested in science
Scienceireland hosted by the Association of Heads of School of Science of the Institutes of Technology


MEDIA

Access Science
The Frog Blog
 

The Science Gallery 
Mooneygoeswild 
Bang goes the theory
Scibernia
 

MAGAZINES 
New Scientist Science Magazine
The Environmental Magazine offers a free Q&A column on the environment called EarthTalk
SPIN Science Wildlife & Discovery magazine 
Walton Magazine 

 

MISCELLANEOUS
Alchemist Cafe an informal forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues
Marsh's Library The first public library in Ireland
Public Awareness and Understanding of Science William Reville at UCC
Skool.ie interactive learning site tailored to the Irish Education system 
Science Bits 
Cool Teachers' Guide to Pop Culture in the Classroom
ESAI Environmental Science Association of Ireland 
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
InGenious Ireland Walking Tours 

 

RESOURCES
BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 
Discover Sensors 
PharmaChemical Ireland 
SciFest - science fairs for all
Science & Technology in Action Support for Teaching & Learning of Science Curricula
SFI Researchers visits to schools 
Siemens Education inspiring young people in careers in engineering & technology
STEM Science Technology Engineering & Maths 

 

LINKS FOR TEACHERS

The Teaching Council Professional body for teaching in Ireland

DES Department of Education & Skills

NCCA National Council for Curriculum & Assesment 

SEC State ExaminationCommission 

PDST Professional Development for Secondary Teachers 

JCT Junior Cycle Support Service

LDS Leadership Development for Schools

ICI Institute of Chemistry of Ireland

IoB Institute of Biology of Ireland

IoP Institute of Physics of Ireland 

RIA Royal Irish Academy 

ASE Association for Science Education (UK) 

ASE (Scotland)

NSTA The National Science Teachers' Association (USA)

WITS Women in Technology & Science

SCIENTIX The community of science education in Europe

 

CSETs
AMBER Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research
APC Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre
CRANN Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices
NCE - MSTL National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science and Learning 
REMEDI Regenerative Medicine Institute