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STEM Education Resources 

NSTA | Freebies for Teachers

http://www.nsta.org/publications/freebies.aspx

Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers & Tools
http://www.sciencebuddies.org

The Science of Addiction: K-12 Integrated Prevention Curriculum
http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/the-science-of-addiction-k-12-integrated-prevention-curriculum

Exploratorium | The Science of Cooking
http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking

The 10 Best STEM Resources
http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/stem-resources.html

Calculators for Kids: Important STEM Tools
http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/calculators-for-kids.php

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 http://www.eurostemcell.org

CHEMISTRY
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 
The Periodic Table of Videos http://www.periodicvideos.com/index.htm

PHYSICS
EirGrid Electricity for kids
GIREP International Research Group on Physics Teaching  http://www.girep.org

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
The Frog Blog http://www.frogblog.ie

The Science Gallery http://www.sciencegallery.com
Mooneygoeswild http://www.rte.ie/radio/mooneygoeswild/index.html
Bang goes the theory http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lwxj1
Scibernia http://scibernia.ie

MAGAZINES
New Scientist Science Magazine
The Environmental Magazine offers a free Q&A column on the environment called EarthTalk
SPIN Science, Wildlife & Discovery magazine http://www.sciencespin.com
Walton Magazine http://www.walton.ie

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 http://www.science-bits.com/samples.php
Cool Teachers' Guide to Pop Culture in the Classroom
ESAI Environmental Science Association of Ireland 
http://www.esaiweb.org/environ
EPA Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.ie
InGenious Ireland Walking Tours www.ingeniousireland.ie

RESOURCES
Science & Technology in Action Support for Teaching & Learning of Science Curricula
SciFest www.scifest.ie
BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition http://www.btyoungscientist.ie
SFI Researchers visits to schools http://www.sfi.ie
Discover Sensors http://www.discoversensors.ie
STEM Science Technology Engineering & Maths http://www.stemedcoalition.org
PharmaChemical Ireland 
http://www.pharmachemicalireland.ie/Sectors/PCI/PCI.nsf/vPages/Home~Education?OpenDocument

LINKS FOR TEACHERS

The Teaching Council Professional body for teaching in Ireland http://www.teachingcouncil.ie
DES Department of Education & Skills http://www.education.ie
NCCA National Council for Curriculum & Assesment http://www.ncca.ie
SEC State ExaminationCommission http://www.examinations.ie
PDST Professional Development of Secondary Teachers www.pdst.ie
JCT 
http://www.juniorcycle.ie/JCT-Support-Service
LDS Leadership Development for Schools http://postprimary.lds21.ie
IoP Institute of Physics of Ireland http://iopireland.org
RIA Royal Irish Academy http://www.ria.ie
ASE Association for Science Education (UK) http://www.ase.org.uk
ASE (Scotland) http://www.asescotland.org.uk
NSTA The National Science Teachers' Association http://www.nsta.org (USA)
WITS Women in Technology & Science
http://www.witsireland.com/cms

SCIENTIX
The community of science education in Europe
 http://www.scientix.eu

CSETs

AMBER
APC Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre http://www.ucc.ie/research/apc/content
CRANN
Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices http://www.crann.tcd.ie
NCE - MSTL National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science and Learning 
http://www.nce-mstl.ie
REMEDI Regenerative Medicine Institute http://www.nuigalway.ie/remedi