About ESERO Ireland

ESERO Ireland promoting space as a resource for teachers

European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) Ireland promotes space as a theme to inspire and engage young people in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Space is fascinating to people of all ages, it is all around us and inspires us in many different ways. Space is the ultimate cross-curricular theme cutting across history, geography, science, maths, literature,even religious education! ESERO Ireland makes space themed resources accessible to teachers as a tool to engage their pupils.

ESERO is an education project of the European Space Agency (ESA), co-funded by ESA and by national partners active in the fields of education and space. In Ireland, the national partner is Science Foundation Ireland.

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Refraction of light in a prism: Spectrum

Demonstrates the refraction of light through a prism with white light spilt into the composite colours. The interactive component allows the student to select different filters and to see how different colours are refracted as they pass through a prism.

See how light passes through a prism.

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The latest updates from the Teacher Support area

Evening CPD Session for Primary Teachers for Engineers Week
February 16

This course will show participants how to use inquiry based learning techniques to promote children’s learning and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Participants will also explore activities that support the theme of Engineers’ Week

Space Awareness MOOC – Teaching with Space and Astronomy in the Classroom – Registration Now Open
5th September

Using the context of space, this MOOC will help understand and put into practice the Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) methodology, learn more about using ICT tools for education, develop teaching strategies to manage diverse classrooms, and promote gender balance. Participants will also learn why and how to introduce space careers to students. The course starts on 5th of September 2016. Teachers can register now at the EUN Academy platform.

Continuous Professional Development Programme of Support 2016/17
September 2016 - May 2017

Since 2009/10 DPSM has offered in-school CPD to over 6,000 primary teachers in over 500 schools. This year, in partnership with ESERO Ireland, we are offering a programme of science and maths support (including CPD) to your school.

The latest news from ESERO & ESA

“The Farthest” an epic, cinematic spectacle telling the story of NASA’s Voyager mission, which launched in 1977

February 17, 2017

THE FARTHEST – an epic, cinematic spectacle telling the story of NASA’s Voyager mission, which launched in 1977 and visited all 4 outer planets (the only spacecraft to ever visit Uranus and Neptune) and which is still going strong today, beaming back groundbreaking data every day from interstellar space — the only human made object to have ever left our solar system!

Excitingly the feature length documentary will screen for the first time ever at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (#ADIFF) on Sunday 26 February at 2pm in the Savoy cinema screen 1 – so a one-time chance to experience Voyager’s incredible story on a gigantic screen! We will also have some exciting guests for a post show Q+A so it promises to be a great screening.

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ESA’s “Fly a Rocket!” programme teaches students the virtue of perseverance

April 10, 2017

The dream of launching a rocket  almost came true for 20 students at the Andøya rocket range in Northern Norway  on the 30th of March 2017 . The students were part of ESA’s first “Fly a Rocket!” programme. They were forced to postpone the launch due to high winds at around 5km but will try again later in the year.

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