Join the team at Galway Atlantaquaria and the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme as they bring you and your class on a guided tour of Ireland’s largest native species aquarium for Science Week 2021.

Discover the animals that live in Irish waters and the ways in which we are connected to our rivers, and ocean. Take part in our ‘One Small Change’ Challenge and bring an Explorers resource bag back to class to continue the learning along with access to the Aquarium Virtual tour*.  Tours can be tailored for classes between 4-8 years, 8-12 years, 12-15 years, and 15 to 18 years of age. Available for one school group per session (max 40 children) using the aquarium one way route. Tours will take approximately 60 mins in length. 

*Access to the virtual tour is for participating classes only and can be availed of for 1 week before or after the guided tour of the aquarium once your booking with Galway Atlantaquaria has been confirmed. 

DATE

8th/9th/15th/16th November

Format

In person Tour

LOCATION

Galway Atlantaquaria, Salthill

DURATION

60 mins

AGE

All ages

TO BOOK:  Telephone the aquarium on 091-585100  to make your booking

Something Sciencey with Jane McLoughlin:  Join Jane McLoughlin in a weeks worth of short science videos for you to do with your students during Science Week 2021.  Jane is a practising primary school teacher who uses recycled materials and supermarket supplies to teach her class about STEM and the world around us. Learn about materials, light, gravity, rockets and heat in these self-explanatory videos and participate in this year’s Science Week Festival by trying out the investigations and demonstrations shown with your students.  We guarantee you and your students will have loads of fun while learning about science.

This workshop is sponsored by Merit Medical

Do ensure to book a workshop and we will send most of the contents required to you and the rest you will have in your kitche.

DATE

7th to 19th November, 2019

TIME

  One hour

FORMAT

Facilitated by the class teacher and supported with online video

AGE

All ages

GROUP

30 students at a time

To book please complete the booking form.

The Dome will come to your school, adhering to HSE guidelines and restricted numbers, but it promises to be the best fun students will have had in a long time as they explore the universe.

DATE

9th to 20th November, 2019

TIME

30 mins per show

FORMAT

The Dome is available to visit schools for live shows 

AGE

All ages

GROUP

15 students at a time

TO BOOK: please use school booking form.

Join Scientific Sue on this most historical and creative journey of discovery.

 

Her fire and icy fog breathing dragons are celebrating the hatching of their latest baby, there is just one problem this little dragon can’t fly yet.

 

The Vikings are partying too! Danger Science Magic: Fun Guaranteed!

 Scientific Sue creatively combines drama and story-telling skills throughout this engaging show. She investigates and explores the science of how dragons fly and then, using some of the science behind the different dragon fire types (steam, icy fog, explosive gases, flammable liquids and of course big flames and tornado type fire!), she hopes to engineer a way which will allow the baby dragon to fly and join in with the celebrations!

 

Curriculum Links: Science, Engineering plus Literacy and Story Telling

The science can focus on: Chemical reactions, combustion, states of matter, flight, buoyancy, forces, energy, digestion, and respiration, tests for oxygen, carbon dioxide and hydrogen

DATE

8th to 19th November, 2019

TIME

30 mins per workshop

FORMAT

Facilitated by the class teacher with support from a pre-recorded video

AGE

Primary school

GROUP

30 students at a time

To book please complete the online booking form

Workshop Details

Scribble Bots are fun creative machines brought to life by an electric motor and plenty of imagination. This workshop explores physics and engineering as students design and make a scribbling drawing machine. Students experiment, design, make changes, record observations then sit back and watch their machine draw and doodle as it wiggles and spins.

Put technology and art skill to the test in the battle of the drawing machines. You’ll be amazed at the creativity of these crazy bots!

DATE

7th to 19th November, 2019

TIME

  One hour

FORMAT

Facilitated by the class teacher and supported with online video

AGE

From 3rd class up

GROUP

30 students at a time

To make a booking please complete the booking form

Brigit’s Garden offers an insight into the heart of Celtic heritage. 

Take this opportunity to visit the amazing Brigit’s Garden in Rosscahill and partake in this exciting hands on experience for 3rd to 6th class

This workshop is suitable for 

  • Investigate solar, hydro and wind technologies on site.
  • Experiment and generate your own energy!
  • Explore energy concepts: Food chains, insulation and conduction
  • Care for the Environment: Reduce your energy use!

DATE

7th to 19th November, 2019

TIME

  Two hour workshop

FORMAT

At Brigid’s Garden

AGE

3rd – 6th class

GROUP

30 students at a time

To book ring Brigit’s Garden on 091 550905 or email info@brigitsgarden.ie 

Fantastic DNA in a Box (FDIAB) is a one-hour hands-on science activity where young people (4th-6th class, 1st-3rd year) get the opportunity to do a real hands-on science experiment.  

A science kit (the ‘box’) will be posted out to schools. It provides teachers with the resources and materials needed for their pupils to do the experiment in their classrooms. Once the teacher has set the classroom up, two Cell EXPORERS explainers remotely facilitate the 60 ; session online using Zoom, with the teacher providing on-site support to pupils. The session includes Q&A section after the experiment to prompt questions about scientists’ daily and personal lives, to broaden children’s perceptions of what it means to be a scientist. 

 The sessions will be delivered by both GMIT and NUI Galway Cell Explorers teams. 

Cell Explorers is funded by science foundation Ireland.

DATE

8th to 19th November, 2019

TIME

  1 hour per workshop

FORMAT

Live online

AGE

2nd class to 6th class Primary school

GROUP

30 students at a time

To book please complete the booking form

We will visit 4th,5th and 6th classes and create a simple chase game using Microsoft Makecode Arcade. In this hour-long session, students will learn about aspects of video game design and how basic coding principles work together to enable them to create a game. They will create characters and levels using pixel art and compose music for their game. The end result is a published game which they can send to family and friends. 

DATE

9th to 20th November, 2019

TIME

1 Hour

FORMAT

Classroom based

AGE

3rd – 6th class

GROUP

30 students per workshop

To book email corribkidscoding@gmail.com

“GMIT have taken a colourful approach to this year’s Science Festival. Primary school students will explore water density through creating their own liquid density rainbow and surface tension by using milk to create a funky colour palette. The students will also learn about plastic pollution as they view a range of colourful plastics found in seabirds which were found beached in Ireland and had eaten plastics at sea, mistaking it as food. Three videos and two experimental kits are included in the GMIT Colourful Science programme which has been put together by Dr. Karen Finn, Dr. Heidi Acampora and Dr. Katie O’Dwyer in the School of Science and Computing at GMIT”

Complete the booking form to request one.