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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Demonstration of Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion – Which ball rolls faster?

This interactive animation allows the student to vary the force applied to 2 balls of different masses and predict which one will finish first. Some of the material is more HS than LS however.

Which ball rolls faster?

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Science Week CPD
Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th November, 2017

Science Week CPD for Primary Teachers

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 Science Week, around the topic of Heat Transfer.  These have been developed from ESA, ESERO and Discover Primary Science and Maths activities.

This course is being offered with the support of Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland (European Space Education Resource Office).

Tea and coffee will be served at the start of the session.

Note: all sessions require a minimum of 10 participants to run

Date: November 6, 2017, 4pm to 6pm. Venue: Limerick Education Centre, Book here.
Date: November 7, 2017, 6pm to 8pm. Venue: Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork, Contact Frances McCarthy to book at frances.mccarthy@bco.ie
Date: November 8, 2017, 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Venue: Drumcondra Education Centre, Book here.
Date :November 8, 2017,  7pm to 9pm. Venue: Navan Education Centre, Book here.

For further details of the course content, please contact Frances McCarthy of Blackrock Castle Observatory by email: frances.mccarthy@bco.ie

Registration is now open for school based CPD workshops in 2017/18
Closes 15th/09/2017

Since 2009, over 7,000 primary teachers have availed of in-school CPD in over 600 schools as part of the Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Programme. DPSM is partnering with the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO), allowing us to use space to inspire our next generation of innovators. This year could be your opportunity to avail of CPD if you have not availed of DPSM workshops since 2013/14.

The CPD is open to 150 schools in the 2017/18 school year and is designed to help schools to:

  • Grow a love of investigation amongst children by assisting teachers to apply the DPSM/ESERO framework of inquiry based science teaching and learning.
  • Make science teaching easier by using the DPSM Classroom Activities Planning Guide and DPSM/ESERO framework of inquiry to deliver the science curriculum in a cross curricular manner.
  • Operate a whole school approach to engaging with Science and Maths.
  • Understand the relevance of and be able to use space as a cross curricular theme in their planning and teaching.

For more information on the CPD workshops please visit: http://www.primaryscience.ie/registerforcpd2016_intro.php

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

The latest news from ESERO & ESA

Call for applications: Hands-on training week for small satellite design and testing

November 16, 2017
ESA

The ESA Education Office is inviting university students to apply for an exciting pilot ESA Academy training session to improve their skills in spacecraft hardware and software. Called “CubeSats Hands-on Training Week”, it will be held from 26 February to 2 March 2018 at the Training and Learning Centre in ESEC, Belgium.

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