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 3 Parabolic Flights

An exercise on the parabolic fligths of the Airbus A300.

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The latest updates from the Teacher Support area

Teaching Science through inquiry with DPSM & SEAI
Monday 2nd to Friday 6th July 2018

Discover Primary Science & Maths and SEAI are offering places for teachers on a 5 day professional development course in 4 venues throughout Ireland: Dublin (Airfield Dundrum & Rediscovery Centre Ballymun), Tralee IT and NUI Galway from 2nd to 6th July 2017. Includes 1 day tour/visit of Airfield, Rediscovery Centre, Brigit’s Garden and Blennerville Windmill/Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre.

The course explores teaching approaches that develop numeracy skills in an integrated way across the curriculum, specifically through Science and Geography with a focus on inquiry based learning.

Using Space to Teach Science through Inquiry – 3rd to 6th Class – Lough Gur Heritage Centre
Monday 2nd to Friday 6th of July

Course details: Department of Education and Skills approved Summer Course for Primary School Teachers (participants qualify for 3 EPV days). The European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) Ireland, is offering places for teachers on a 5 day professional development course at the Honey Fitz Theatre, Lough Gur from the 2nd – 6th of July 2018. The course ‘Using Space to Teach Science through Inquiry – 3rd to 6th Class’ explores teaching approaches that develop numeracy skills in an integrated way across the curriculum, specifically through Science and Geography, with an emphasis on the theme of Space. The focus will be on inquiry based learning and how
to use the “DPSM/ESERO Framework of Inquiry.

Testimonial from previous participant:

“This course provided me with the materials, resources and confidence to bring
science to life in my classroom. I am looking forward to the coming year and
having fun with the children through science.” 

Junior Rocket Scientists: Space Science as a Cross-Curricular Theme
Monday 2nd - Friday 6th July, 2018

The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, and Discover Primary Science & Maths

The objective of the course is to assist participants in using teaching approaches that develop numeracy skills in an integrated way across the curriculum for junior classes.This course will use space as a cross-curricular theme and develop skills in many curricular areas. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. School Self Evaluation aims will be covered with an emphasis on evaluating and developing Science Skills

Suitable for Teachers of Junior Level to 2nd class.

The latest news from ESERO & ESA

Space lands in the classroom - ESERO Germany takes off!

May 17, 2018
ESA

The new ESERO Germany office was formally inaugurated yesterday, 16 May 2018, at the Bochum Planetarium.

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