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Google Science Fair 2015

The fifth annual Google Science Fair, kicked off on February 18th. Together with LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic, Google is calling on all young researchers, explorers, builders, technologists and inventors to try something ambitious. Something that might just change the world around us.


Inspiring Science Education Competition 2015

2015 is the International Year of Light. This competition is about recognising best practice by teachers and pupils in using Inspiring Science Education (ISE) resources in projects focused on the topic of light.


Science Day for Primary Teachers

Date: 
Sat, 28 Mar 2015

The ISTA Annual Conference in Cork on 27th - 29th March 2015 will host a full day of talks, activities and teaching ideas for primary teachers who want to develop the teaching of science in their schools. Online registration and information at www.lifetimelab.ie  First 20 Primary Teachers to register get a FREE teachers science book.


SciFest@College

The closing date for entry to SciFest@College is Friday 13th March and the entry forms are now available on the SciFest website.


Amgen Teach Workshop

The second Amgen Teach Workshop will take place on Saturday 28th February in NUI Maynooth. The focus of this session is on using sensors to promote inquiry in the science classroom. 


Amgen Teach - Stem Cell Biology

A distance learning initiative by Amgen Teach will take place from 23rd - 27th February on Stem Cell Biology. In order to register for this online activity please complete the application form at the following link: http://goo.gl/o4zp24


SCIENTIX

SCIENTIX, the community for science education in Europe, promotes and supports Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. It offers


PDST Spring Courses

Please find attached flyers for the forthcoming PDST Chemistry & Physics Spring 2015 workshops and practical sessions. 
1. To book a place for the Chemistry Practical Workshop please click here 
2. To book a place for Strategies for introducing and developing difficult topics in LC Chemistry please click here
3. To book a place for the Misconceptions of Physics Workshop please click here
4. To book a place for our What happens next? workshops please click here


Inspiring Science Education EU project

Dublin City University is currently working with the EU Inspiring Science Education (ISE) project in the development of engaging elearning resources for science classes. In February DCU will be holding an information webinar for schools interested in availing of digital resources and class plans developed in line with the Irish science curriculum. If your school is interested in obtaining more information please contact einnovation@dcu.ie


ISTA Award at BTYSTE

Irish Science Teachers' Association award presented by Mr Charlie Dolan, President of ISTA, to Annie Regan from St. Nathy's College, Roscommon, for her project 'Analysing Le Chatelier's Principle'.


Winners of BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Congratulations to Ian O'Suillivan and Eimear Murphy from Coláiste Treasa who won the top prize at the 51st BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition with their Social & Behavioural project 'Alcohol Consumption: Does the apple fall far from the tree?" Congratulations also to their teacher, Derry O'Donovan, is a member of the Cork Branch of ISTA.


Science & Technology in Action

The 10th edition of Science & Technology in Action was recently launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Suillivan. It should now be in all schools and has various on line resources that should be of value to teachers when preparing a Transition Year Science programme or getting ideas for projects to enter competitions such as SciFest & Young Scientist.


ICI Chemistry Newsletter Competition 2015

This is the International Year of Crystallography. Chemistry students are invited to write a newsletter for the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland on the topic. Full details attached.


Clean Tech Competition 2015

The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. Due to popular demand, registration for the Clean Tech Competition has been extended to March 6th. 


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