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EirGrid Interactive Shows for Junior Science

Eirgrid School Science Programme - Understanding Electricity: From Power Station to PlayStation, tries to bring the curriculum to life for Junior Cycle Science students. Courses run during Maths Week, Science Week & Engineers Week nationwide. For enqueries or bookings email or phone 01-2370000  

SciFest News Update

President Michael D Higgins announced as patron of SciFest. Another successful year for SciFest breaking all previous records.

Worldwise Global Schools

Worldwise Global Schools is making a call out to all schools to apply for funding for any social justice, development education or peace initiatives that they are planning to run for the academic year 2013-2014.

The Periodic Table of Videos

We are delighted that Prof Martyn Poliakoff, founder of the Periodic Videos will be attending the Annual Conference in Galway April 11th-13th 2014.

Nanoscience Superhero Competition Winners

Congratulations to students from Loreto St Michael's, Navan, Co. Meath and Killarney Community School, Co Kerry, who won the "Design A Nano Superhero Competition". This competition was in collaboration with CRANN and The Science Gallery.

European CanSat competition

A team of nine students from Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, were placed 2nd at the European Final of the CanSat competition. Fifteen teams from eight European Space Agency member states competed at the European Final in the Netherlands.

Award Winners 2013 announced

Congratulations to all the Award Winners: Lodge Award was given to Mr Paddy Daly and Science Educator of the Year went to Ms Siobhan Sweeney. The PCI Awards went to Loreto St Michael's, Navan and St Andrew's, Blackrock, Dublin.

CASTeL at DCU: Inquiry Based Learning

CASTeL at DCU will be running a series of workshops focused on Inquiry Based Learning during the summer break. Details attached.

Everyday Energy video clips

SEAI has posted some video clips on ‘Everyday Energy’ on their website.

Looking at Biology

Looking at Biology: Teaching & Learning in Post Primary Schools. This composite report provides a detailed insight into students' experience of Biology at Senior Cycle.

ISTA Special Award @BTYSE 2013

Congratulations to Padraig Buggy from Belvedere College on winning ISTA special award on his project entitled "Does musical instrument playing or intense sport among male teenagers affect spirometric lung indices compared with their sedentary counterparts?" 

BTYSE 2013: Girls in Science @RDS!

Congratulations to Emer Hickey, Ciara Judge & Sophie Healy-Throw from Kinsale Community School who were the overall winners of the BTYSE.


NUI Galway’s School of Education recently developed and launched the Sci-Hook Series, an innovative APPLE iBook resource for science educators.

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