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Engineers Week 2022 with ESERO (5th to 11th March )

Primary Classroom Resource and Teacher CPD

ESERO has so many resources in support of Engineers Week 2022.  Our new primary classroom resource explores gravitational waves.  We are happy to support primary teachers with this resource so please join us in our primary CPD workshop.  You can pop into Blackrock Castle Observatory on Tuesday March 8th at 6pm or you can do the workshop online on Wednesday March 9th at 4pm  (both workshops last about 90 minutes).  Find out more about the resource and the workshop and register here. 

ESERO Ireland Classroom Workshops (primary) : Explore Gravitational Waves

The LIGO and VIRGO detectors have found evidence of gravitational waves, caused by the collision of massive objects like black holes or neutron stars.  How do these detectors work, and how do they work together to find out where these collisions happen?  We don’t have a handy gravitational wave detector in Cork but we can explore these concepts with sound and our ears!

This workshop will use human hearing and sound to help children understand how we detect sound waves and how we work out where a sound comes from and explore how to arrange detectors to determine where an unknown sound is coming from.

Your visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory will include a hands-on workshop, a star show and a tour of the historic building.

Dates: March 8, 9 and 11, 2022
Time: 10am to 1pm
Cost: €5 per student
Class Level: 3rd to 6th class, up to 2 classes per day.
Booking form for Classroom workshops

Classroom Workshops Outreach session:

If Blackrock Castle is too far away, we can join you remotely for a 45 min session in the afternoon. Available daily in Engineers Week, at 1.30pm each day.
Dates: March 7, 8, 9,10 and 11, 2022
Time: 1.30pm
Cost: free of charge
Class Level: 3rd to 6th class, one booking per school, up to three classes per booking.
Booking form for Outreach Session

You might also consider using Classroom Resources from Engineers Week past

Space for Telescopes  featuring the James Webb Space Telescope
Engineering in Space: Astronauts and the International Space Station
Engineers Week primary Resource: Rockets
Engineering the Moon

ESERO Space Careers Roadshow
The next ESERO Space Careers Roadshow for TY and Senior Cycle students takes place on Thursday 10th March.  Our theme for this event is the  James Webb Space Telescope which was launched on 25 December from the Guiana Space Centre in South America, as a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).  This event is an ideal opportunity for students to hear from and question scientists and engineers working in the space sector.  Schools which register for a Zoom link will have the opportunity to meet the speakers in break-out rooms and chat to them directly.  Find out more and register here

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