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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Acceleration Experiment

In this interaction, the student can vary the force applied to an astronaut and the resulting acceleration is calculated. The second tab gives information on the calculation involved. Newton’s 2nd law of motion and hence more HS than LS.

Acceleration Experiment

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The latest updates from the Teacher Support area

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

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.

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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Applications open for ESA Robotics Teacher Training Workshop

August 11, 2017

Lower secondary school teachers from ESA Member States* are invited to apply to a unique training module on robotics.

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