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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Browse our wide range of classroom resources

Order the Planets according to the duration of their orbit around the Sun

Interactive flash animation that requires the students to place the planets in orbit around the sun according to the duration of their orbit. There is then a tab that explains the physics of planetary orbits.

Solar System Planets

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The latest updates from the Teacher Support area

Upcoming workshops for Teachers

Space Awareness MOOC – Teaching with Space and Astronomy in the Classroom – Registration Now Open
5th September 2016

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.
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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.
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The latest news from ESERO & ESA

Irish teachers meet ESA Astronaut Leopold Eyharts

July 11, 2016
ESERO Ireland

Eleven Irish teachers were supported by ESERO Ireland to attend the European Space Agency Summer Workshops for teachers at the ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre in The Netherlands.  Teachers enjoyed three days of workshops focussing on Earth Observation, The Solar System, Space Food, Robotics in Space and Rocket Launches.   Teachers also attended plenary sessions from ESA scientists including Malcolm W.J. Davidson (Earth Observation & Satellites), Elliot Sefton-Nash (Planetary Science, and Mars expert), and Marc Toussaint (Rocket Launches and expert on the Ariane rockets).  A highlight of the summer course was a presentation by ESA Astronaut Leopold Eyharts

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Zero Robotics Secondary School Tournament 2016 to launch

August 25, 2016
ESA

Code, play and command your space droid – students across Europe can bring a squadron of minisatellites to life on the International Space Station as the ultimate space robot game. 

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