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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.

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.

The SeaChange project

The SeaChange project, a major new initiative to promote ocean literacy in Europe, has recently published two new outputs – Ocean literacy factsheets and an oceans and human health animation. As an intrinsic part of the Sea Change project, all actions and outputs are assessed in terms of their impact in promoting ocean literacy. This helps us to refine future ocean literacy actions by examining the effectiveness of different activities.

Teachers’ contest “Attractive science education”

The Teamwork, Training and Technology Network invites all science teachers to share their teaching practices.

I'm a scientist get me out of here!

I’m a Scientist is a free online X-Factor style competition for scientists, where students are the judges! It's running in Ireland during Science Week this November.

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)

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.

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