Primary School – NUIG & GMIT workshops

The following workshops are available to come to your school.

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Workshop Brief explanation Target Age and Group Size Location To book
Energetic Food Have fun with food! Learn how your body can use food for fuel, and see the amazing power of your own saliva. A hands-on interactive workshop full of food and Physiology! 4th – 6th class

 

Up to 30 students

 

Available Nov 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th Nov.

 

School visit or visit NUIG

 

To book

 

 

Fantastic DNA

Young explorers can discover DNA by building a DNA double helix and extracting DNA from banana’s to take home. Every participant practices all activities during an hour long interactive session.

 

 

5th/6th class

 

School visit

To book

 

 

Little Cells

Using visual and tactile accessories as well as interactive games, children discover that our body is made of cells, the smallest unit of life and that it contains different types of cells. In the last part of the session, the children will create their very own type of cell from jumping clay and will be able to take it home.

 

 

1st/2nd Class

 

School visit

To book

 

Build Robots The aim of the workshop(s) is to introduce students to the Arduino platform and an Arduino graphic programming language such as Scratch. During the workshop students will learn to build and program a robot using a robot kit and Scratch.

 

Aged 10+

 

One class per workshop

1 workshop per visit

 

90 mins

School visit

 

To book

 

The Shapes of Space

(Maths workshop)

 

Students will independently discover the five platonic solids, through hands-on construction of physical models. The significance in nature of these very special symmetric shapes will be discussed, as well as their amazing mathematical features. The workshop allows for a powerful but elementary mathematical exploration, or for a more physical approach that connects to the experimental sciences, according to the interests of participants.  

Aged 10+

 

One class per workshop

 

60mins

 

 

Wednesday November 15 (9.30-12)

Friday November 17 (9.00-11.00)

Monday afternoon November 20 (from 12.30 or so).

Wednesday morning November 22.

 

Can arrange NUIG visits

To book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Workshop Brief explanation Target Age and Group Size Location To book
Marine litter Explore latest research on plastics and microplastics – they come from and where they end up, how they degrade

Shore based survey – how to monitor and record.

8-12 year olds (1 class per session) Can visit school or host in GMIT To book
Go Wild Series – Aquatic Animals To discover aquatic animal adaptations for life in rivers

To find and view aquatic animals and insects living in local rivers

 

7 to 10 year old GMIT To book
Go Wild Series – Eagle Eyes To learn about birds of prey found in Galway

To experience a close encounter with birds of prey

 

7 to 10 year old GMIT To book
Go Wild Series– Furry Friends To explore the unique features of small mammals found in Galway

To catch and see small mammals

7 to 10 year old GMIT To book