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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How to make Microgravity – Exercise 1 Parachute free fall

An exercise on freefall from a plane and also on the physics of drop slides. The equations and mathematics used here are based upon linear motion.

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Upcoming workshops for Teachers

Using space to teach science through inquiry (3rd-6th class)
4th-8th July 2016
The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, is offering places for teachers on a 5-day professional development course at five unique space related locations in Dublin, Cork, Birr Co. Offaly, Lismore Co. Waterford and Lough Gur, Co. Limerick from 4th to 8th of July 2016.

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ESA Summer Course Workshop 2016
6th-8th July 2016
Built around the themes of Earth Observation, Space Exploration, Satellites and Rockets, the workshop is aimed at providing an inspirational professional development opportunity. Limited places available.

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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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ESA once again brings European teachers to ‘space classrooms’ at ESTEC

July 13, 2016

Last week, 80 European teachers had the opportunity to attend a special workshop that highlighted the major areas of space science and technology. These teachers now have an important mission - to bring this information back into the classroom, where it will help them teach and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers across Europe.

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