ReelLife Science competition is linking in with Science Foundation Ireland’s #sciencerising campaign with ‘Irish Science Heroes’ topic at secondary level, while for primary schools, they can choose ‘The Science of Farming’.
The full list of topics is as follows:
Primary - The Heart; Life in Space; Science and Me; Our Many Senses; The Science of Farming.
Secondary - The Brain; Myths Busted!; How Things Work; Irish Science Heroes; Everyday Biotechnology.
Space Awareness are running a MOOC for primary and secondary teachers entitled "Teaching with Space and Astronomy in the Classroom". Registration is now open for the course starting on 5th September. JC teachers might find it useful for new strand. The Space Awareness Website also has resources.
Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning with Trinity College Dublin’s Schools of Education and Computer Science & Statistics, Bridge21 and the Trinity Access Programmes (TAP)
The annual ICI Schools' Chemistry Newsletter competition is now open to all second level students. This year’s theme is ‘The Chemistry of Climate Change’. Only individual entrants are allowed. Full details attached and closing date is 23rd of December.
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.
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.
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.
The overall winners of the One Good Idea competition were St. Mogue's College, Bawnboy, Cavan with their project "Showerlite". The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) One Good Idea 2016 National Final took place on 11th May at the Print Works in Dublin Castle.