Physics@Work cordially invites you to "An illustrated talk by John O'Reilly on Shackleton's 800 mile journey in a 20 foot boat in May 1916 and a tour of the Maritime Museum" will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 5th May. Book a FREE ticket on: http://tinyurl.com/IopShackleton
Congratulations to Limerick native Noel Cunningham on receiving the ISTA Science Educator of the Year 2016. The prestigious prize is awarded annually and sponsored by BioPharmaChemical Ireland. Noel is well known for generously sharing his resources via thephysicsteacher.ie. He is pictured here with Prof Eric Mazur from Harvard who is the pioneer of Peer Instruction and interactive teaching techniques.
FREE once-off Science in Art Workshop for Teens aged 14-18years will take place on Saturday 30th April 13:30-16:30 at NUI Galway. It will be run by the 'Explore Science in Art' project team. The workshop will blur the boundaries between art and science by showing the scientific method and principles involved in art and the creativity required in science.
The top Leaving Certificate Chemistry students of the class of 2015, based on the SEC results, were awarded their medals from the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland at a reception in The Focas Research Institute in DIT. Alphabeically they were:
The Health and Safety Authority believes that education is the key to fostering a culture of safety and health which will heighten awareness and keep young people safe and healthy in the home, school, community and workplace.
Check out their website for lots of resources including a Choose Safety Module.
The National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire houses a large number of artefacts of interest and relevance to both primary and secondary level students. Many of the exhibits are interactive and the education team has prepared worksheets to assist both the teachers and pupils in making the visit more worthwhile.
ESA has announced Space Summer Workshops for teachers (primary and secondary) 6th - 8th July. Closing date for applications is 18th April. ESERO Ireland is offering 8 bursaries of €250 to assist with costs of travel on a lottery basis. Teachers can apply for bursary once their place on the course has been confirmed.