Space Week CPD for Primary Teachers

Space Week CPD – Back to the Moon

Our Space Week CPD will ask the question, “What would it take to visit the Moon again, and maybe even live there”? Your students will train to be the first Irish crew to visit the Moon and stay for an extended visit. This cross-curricular learning experience will get them to train like astronauts, before going on to ask important questions about what they would bring with them to the Moon, and how life there would be different to Earth.

  • Design a Mission Patch
  • Keep a Daily Diary documenting life on the Moon
  • Have a Space Picnic and Explore how our Senses are Interconnected.
    Will food taste the same in Space?
  • Each Astronaut can only bring a small box of items with them to the Moon.
    Explore the concept of volume by tackling these limitations.

This free, 2-hour 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 Space Week. These have been developed from ESERO and Discovery Primary Science & Maths resources. 

This course is being offered with the support of Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland (European Space Education Resource Office). 

Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award

Space Week is an opportunity for primary school students and teachers to learn more about space, have fun, and win prizes. Running or attending a Space Week event counts towards the criteria for the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award. Schools that participate in Space Week 2019, will also be entered into a draw to win one of three telescopes, and a commemorative patch signed by NASA Astronaut Dan Tani.

For further details of the course content, please contact Frances McCarthy of Blackrock Castle Observatory by email: frances.mccarthy@bco.ie

Event Information

Dates

  • The MakeSpace, Blackrock Castle, Blackrock, Co Cork
    Wednesday 11th September, 2019 | 6pm - 8pm
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  • Mayo Education Centre
    Wednesday 18th September, 2019 | 4.30pm - 6.30pm
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  • Lough Gur Heritage Centre
    Wednesday 18th September, 2019 | 4pm - 6pm
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  • Drumcondra Education Centre
    Thursday 19th September, 2019 | 6pm - 8pm
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  • Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be served at the start of the session. 
  • Note: All sessions require a minimum of 10 participants to run

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