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Science on Stage workshop in Ireland at RDS Primary Science Fair

David Featonby from Science on Stage UK and Fanni Vitkoczi from Hungary were invited speakers at the RDS Primary Science Fair in Limerick Ireland from 18-20 January 2017. Almost 3000 children from many  schools presented projects and also attended various workshops, David Featonby's 'What Happens Next?' workshop was delivered 12 times in the three days with support from Fanni - to both students, teachers and parents, and was very well received by those who attended. They introduced Science on Stage to many primary teachers.

23.01.2017

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Science on Stage Ireland at Irish Science Teachers Association National Conference

On 9 April the Irish Science on Stage team presented a plenary presentation 'Looking Forward-Resources for the Classroom' at the Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA) National Conference in Limerick Institute of Technology. 

Paul Nugent, David Keenahan and Eilish McLoughlin, from the National Steering Committee, presented the aims of Science on Stage initiative which is designed to encourage teachers from across Europe to share best practice in science teaching. The presentation outlined the current and planned resources arising from the Science on Stage 2015 London festival as well as included some ‘fun favourites’ from previous festivals that inspire and re-enthuse science teachers. The presenters invited teachers to participate in future science on stage activities and provided details on opportunities for participating in the 2017 festival in Debrecen.

Irish Organizers and Sponsors were: CASTEL at Dublin City University, Institute of Physics, Professional Development Service for Teachers and Science Foundation Ireland.

Find further information at: www.istaconference.com

Ireland meets Belgium: Playful Science in Brussels

On 24 October 2015 the Belgian Science on Stage event ‘Playful Science’ took place in Brussels. On-site STEM teachers from all over the country presented their ideas for innovative science teaching. Also some guests from Ireland were invited to take part in the event: Paul Nugent, Co-Chair of Science on Stage Ireland and David Keenahan presented a series of entertaining experiments on physics. All in context of inquiry based learning their physics demonstrations offered an enthralling tool for engaging students in active science learning. Learn more at: www.scienceonstage.ie

04.12.2015

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