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ReelLife Science competition

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: Teaching with Space and Astronomy in the Classroom

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 in TCD

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)

ICI Schools' Chemistry Newsletter Competition 2016-17

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.

Nano in my Life

Thinking about next year's lessons?
Email for a free 'Nano In My Life' teacher's pack.

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.

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.

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.

One Good Idea National Final 2016

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.  

Irish Students triumph at Intel ISEF

A total of 3 awards (2 special awards and 1 category award) were picked up by Irish students attending the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which is the world’s largest high school science research competition in the World.

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