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Design your Nano gear 2015

AMBER's annual poster competition is open to both Primary and Secondary Schools. 'Design your Nano gear'. Great prizes - see attached flyer. Resources also available from their website.


The Teaching Council

CPD Consultation Questionnaire for registered teachers now available. Please share your thoughts to help inform ours. The questionnaire will be open until January 16th 2015.


SciFest 2014 National Finals

Congratulations to Christopher Carragher from Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan who won the SciFest National Final for


RSC Global Experiment

As part of the International Year of Crystallography, RSC are running a Global Experiment on growing crystals. Details attached.


Nanotechnology Around Us

Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that exploits the peculiar properties of matter at the nanoscale. Some applications are around us already; some more will become available in the future.


Laboratory Experiments for the Classroom

Systems Biology Ireland (University College Dublin) and Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (Dublin City University) are offering secondary school science and biology teachers a unique opportunity to participate in the Amgen Biotech Experience, Ireland.


Periodic Table of Lessons

Prof Martyn Poliakoff and the team from The Periodic Table of Elements videos have linked up with TED-Ed and produced Periodic Table lessons.


Physics Buskers

Are you a science enthusiast? Would you like to bring science to the streets, parks and fields of Ireland? Come and join our team of Physics Buskers, a merry group of science teachers and scientists, whose mission it is to increase public engagement in science.


The Festival of Curiosity

As part of The Festival of Curiosity on November 8th & 9th during Science Week, Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, will be transformed into a curiosity filled hub with some curious family science shows.


European Space Agency Competition

ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November.


SFI Scientists Celebrate the Power of Science

Scientists at Science Foundation Ireland’s seven Research Centres around the country are planning to Celebrate the Power of Science during Science Week. There will be something for all ages, from robotics to photonics, from crystals to disgusting digestion, from nanotechnology to big data, from global warming to smashing science movies!


EUCYS – European Union Contest for Young Scientists 2014

Mega congratulations to Paul Clarke winner at EUCYS 2014 and a special CERN award. Congrats also to his teacher & ISTA member Dr Brian Smith. Paul was national winner of SciFest in 2013 and BTYSTE winner in 2014.


Google Science Fair Winners 2014

Huge congratulations to Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey & Sophie Healy Throw from Kinsale Community School, who won the overall prize at the Google Science Fair 2014. Congratulations also to their teacher and ISTA member Shaun Holly.


Science & Technology in Action

Science & Technology in Action has various on line resources that might be of value when preparing a Transition Year Science programme.


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