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 SFI Discover.

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How to make Microgravity – Exercise 1 Parachute free fall

An exercise on freefall from a plane and also on the physics of drop slides.

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The latest updates from the Teacher Support area

Department of Education and Skills approved Summer Course for Primary School Teachers

Senior Rocket Scientists: Using space as a cross-curricular theme
1st – 7th July 2015
The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, is offering places for teachers on a 5 day professional development course at four unique space related locations in Dublin, Cork, Birr Co. Offaly and Lough Gur, Co Limerick from 1st to 7th of July 2015.

Junior Rocket Scientists: Using space as a cross-curricular theme
1st – 7th July 2015
The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, is offering places for teachers of infant and junior classes on a 5 day professional development course at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, a unique space-related location in Cork from 1st to 7th of July 2015.

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The latest news from ESERO & ESA

Irish Primary Teachers Prepare for Space

July 21, 2015
ESA

For the first time this year, the European Space Agency (ESA), opened up its annual Summer Teacher Workshop to primary school teachers. The Workshop was promoted in Ireland through ESERO (European Space Education Resource Office) Ireland and applications were welcomed from across the 22 ESA member states. Seven of the 50 (approx) places available on this pilot programme were secured by Irish primary school teachers from Dublin, Cork, Mayo, Tipperary and Waterford.

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Designing space missions to enrich quantum physics research at Alpbach Summer School

July 30, 2015
ESA

Sixty European science and engineering students from 19 of ESA’s 22 Member States recently attended the 2015 Alpbach Summer School, held in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol. This year’s meeting, held from 14 to 23 July, focused on quantum and fundamental physics in space.

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