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Science Week

 

 

Welcome to the PDST Primary STEM Science Week 2022 page. We are delighted to partner with Scoilnet again to bring you fun and enjoyable educational activities. This year the Primary STEM teams aim is to spotlight how to infuse the playful nature of story with the Design and Make Process in Science. Designing and making involves pupils using and applying their scientific skills and knowledge to practical tasks. Solutions to real world problems can be explored through the Design and Make Process.

 

We have selected five books to demonstrate how a story can be used to provide a context for a Design and Make activity. The design and make process of Explore, Plan, Make and Evaluate, as outlined in the image is encouraged. 

 

 

Click on the buttons below to access some suggested activities suitable for both Junior and Senior classes. Tá na hacmhainní do gach leabhar ar fáil i mBéarla agus i nGaeilge. Feel free to adapt these activities to suit the needs of your class.

 

 

 

Welcoming New Pupils to Your Class

 

The Primary STEM team has compiled a padlet of a variety of Maths, Science and STEM resources to support playful approaches to teaching and learning in your classroom. Some activities may initially need to be modelled for pupils learning an additional language. Pupils may also find visual aids supportive. For more playful STEM ideas, please see the resources for our ‘STEM and Play’ Webinar at: https://www.scoilnet.ie/stem_sa_bhaile/play. Both our ‘STEM and Play’ and ‘Play-based Maths & Science’ webinars can be viewed at https://www.pdst.ie/primary/stem/webinars .

The NCSE, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, has published a variety of science activities with a numeracy focus. The resources are available in English, Irish, Ukranian and Russian.

Please click the buttons below to access these resources.

 

 

Primary STEM Team

 

Welcome to the Primary STEM page. The Primary STEM Team aims to provide a range of high quality professional development experiences that empower teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils.

 

Keep informed of upcoming events and the latest news by following us on Twitter @PDSTPrimarySTEM 

 

To apply for in-school support in Mathematics and Science, visit https://dms.pdst.ie/support/login