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

Surface Tension in a Substance

Place a needle of varying size on the water’s surface. The student can change the mass of the needle and observe the stretching of the surface until the mass is too heavy to be sustained. A drop of soap is added to the surface to observe the effect on surface tension.

Surface Tension in a Substance

Lower Science
Stimulus to Engage
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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

Space Week 2016

September 29, 2016

Supported by Science Foundation Ireland and the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) Ireland, Space Week is Ireland’s newest national STEM Week (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)…


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Spacecraft operation for the next generation

October 27, 2016

When it comes to operating a spacecraft, there is just one simple rule: No spacecraft, no job! This is one of the first things that students were taught at the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre a few days ago.

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