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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Newton’s 1st law of motion Game Number 2 – Mine Maze

In this game, the user must navigate a SpaceTruck through a mine by firing it’s thrusters.

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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

Students learned about Rosetta’s science operations scheduling in new workshop

October 13, 2017

ESA’s Rosetta mission was a marvel of modern science, successfully orbiting a spacecraft around a comet, and even landing a probe on the surface! Although the mission has ended, its legacy lives on in many forms. One of these is the Rosetta Science Operations Scheduling Legacy Workshop.

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