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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Weight and Mass lecture

This lecture discusses mass and weight and the difference between them. In the lecture, both are defined and the relationship between them discussed. The value for g on the planets is discussed and the weight of an object on the Earth and Moon is then presented.

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Stimulus to Engage
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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

European CanSat Competition: Team Canny Potter from Ireland

July 5, 2017
ESERO Ireland

Huge congratulations to Team Canny Potter who represented Ireland at the European CanSat competition which ran from the 28th of June to the 2nd of July. To qualify team Canny Potter came through tough competition in both the regional and national competitions here in Ireland. This years CanSat European competition was held in Germany were 15 teams from around Europe, each qualifying from their respective countries, gathered to participate. Team Canny Potter finished 2nd behind Spain which is a huge achievement for the pupils from St. Columba’s College. Massive congratulations from all of us here in ESERO Ireland. For more information on the event please visit The 2017 European CanSat Competition Photo credit from ESA.

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Getting ready for CanSat 2018: guidelines and timeline

July 24, 2017
ESA

After an exciting launch campaign in Bremen a couple of weeks ago, it’s now time to start thinking about the future! Here are the guidelines and timeline of the 2018 European CanSat competition.

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