Primary School Shows & Workshops 2016 details

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2016 Galway Science & Technology Festival – Primary School
Show/Workshop Description Location details Age profile
Brigit’s Garden: Nature’s Power Energy in Action Investigate solar, hydro, wind and biomass technologies.  Experiment with energy using hand-cranks, pumps and magnets. Explore energy concepts: Food chains, insulation and conduction.  Care for the environment: reduce your energy use.

 

Visit Brigit’s Gardens in Oughterard.

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3rd – 6th class
Galway Primary School Science Quiz by St Mary’s College We strongly recommend participating in this event.  Compete for the Fr Seán Manning Science Quiz Trophy.  Four students per team and open to 5th & 6th class students.  Sponsored by Medtronic and plenty of great prizes.  email: acarey@stmaryscollege.ie

 

Location:  St Mary’s College  Friday 18th November at 1.30

 

5th & 6th Class
Math’s Academy Exciting new workshop: Learn about Maths with the benefit of Sound and Music Technology

 

School classroom.   3 classes x 1 hour each

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5th & 6th Class
Sue McGrath’s Magical World of Bubbleology Have you ever wondered why bubbles float? Why we can see rainbows in bubbles? Why bubbles are round? Can we make bubbles in other liquids? What is the secret behind big bubbles?  Sue will attempt to show many incredible bubble tricks and then relate them to Science.

 

This show is for larger schools. Show takes place in the Hall.  Sue will put on 3 shows a day.

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All ages
Atlantaquarium: Ocean Exploration Explore life at different depths as we rise up through the ocean; investigate some of Ireland’s journeys in Ocean Exploration; and examine taking actions for ocean conservation and sustainability. Enjoy a guided tour of the aquarium, plus get the chance to carry out a range of curriculum based activities in the Explorers Classroom.

 

Workshop takes c.2 hours. Max 40 students and time slots 10am – 12 & 12.30 – 2.30

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7 – 12 years
Exploration Dome Why is Pluto not a planet anymore? Did you ever wonder why you can’t see many stars in cities? Will we ever go back to the moon? Come and find the answers in our Planetarium.  Exploration Dome – Mobile Planetarium presents:  Back to the Moon for good and more…

 

School Hall.  Takes 30 students at a time.  5 shows a day

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All ages
K’nex Workshop A colourful, fun engineering workshop focusing on spatial building systems for all to enjoy.

 

School classroom.  Up to 5 classes a day.

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ages 7 – 12
The Mad Scientist – Crazy Chemicals Crazy Chemicals and loads of mad science! School Hall.  100 students at a time. 4 shows a day

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all ages
Dr How Science Wow’s ‘Science of Sound’ Sound is all around us, we use it to communicate, to warn, to entertain, to educate and yet how often do we really consider how it works and what it can do?

 

School Hall.  100 students at a time. 4 shows a day

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All ages
Lego Education Workshop Learn it Workshops are designed to inspire and develop the skills of tomorrow’s Engineers – engaging, fun and most of all educational taking time to discuss, plan, design and develop their projects. They will learn about basic engineering concepts and see the results of their work through experimenting and testing their work.

 

School Hall or Classroom.  30 students at a time.  4 workshops a day.

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Ages 7 – 12
Fun Science with Jane McLoughlin’s Jane’s Workshop includes: Would you fancy trying easy science experiments with your primary school students?  Would you be interested in using recycled materials and every day foods from the local supermarket to learn about science?

 

School Hall or Classroom.  0 students at a time.  4 workshops a day.

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All ages
The Outdoor Classroom: The Science of Farming with Horses A practical demonstration of ploughing a field with a horse and the scientific benefits that it brings to farming, including the protection and enrichment of the soil. Location: Terryland Forest Park (behind Lus Leana, Headford Road) Date: Sat 19th November 12pm. email brendan.smith@insight-centre.org Families

 

Galway Bay FM School Tours  See and experience the magic of radio with a school tour for your class to the headquarters of Galway Bay FM, Galway’s No.1 radio station.  Learn how to make advertisements and experience the technology involved in producing a live radio programme.

 

Visit Galway Bay FM

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5th & 6th class
NUI Galway Events
Fantastic DNA DNA discovery brings hands on discovery of molecular and cellular biology – young explorers can discover DNA by building a DNA double helix and extracting DNA from bananas to take home. Every participant practices all activities during an hour long interactive session.

 

School classroom.  30 students per workshop

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3rd – 6th class
Little Cells Little Cells is an interactive session that introduces the concepts of cells and cell biology to young children in the Junior Primary school classes. Suit first & second class.

 

School classroom.  30 students per workshop

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1st & 2nd class
Energetic Food Children will learn about how food works as fuel for our bodies, and conduct their own experiments to see digestion in action.

 

School classroom.  30 students per workshop

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3rd – 6th class
Micro-organisms are everywhere Students will learn in practical ways about the beneficial and dangerous aspects of our interaction with microbes, the importance of hygiene, and how antibiotics work.

 

School classroom.  40-60 students per workshop. 60-90 mins duration

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3rd – 6th class
Kitchen Chemistry The Kitchen Chemistry show will be a hands on exploration of colourful and fun chemistry experiments. We’ll have everything from erupting volcanoes to gooey slime and everyone will have a chance to get involved. We’ll even show you how to do the experiments at home.

 

School classroom.  30 students per workshop

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3rd – 6th class
My Amazing Brain In a series of three 30-minute workshops, students will learn about the structure of the human brain and the functions of its different parts.

 

School classroom.  30 students per workshop

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3rd – 6th class
Coding with Clay A digitising clay models workshop developing online games using the Scratch programming language based on characters that participants mould from clay before digitising them into animated avatars – email brendan.smith@insight-centre.org Location: Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Dangan Business Park.     Date: Friday 25th November 10am – 12.00pm
Visit the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland A fascinating insight into advances in communications from ancient hieroglyphics to today’s Internet – email brendan.smith@insight-centre.org Location: Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Dangan Business Park.     Date: Friday 25th November 12.30 – 3pm All ages
Pádraic Pearse, the Murder Machine & Galway Schools 1912-1921 exhibition A photographic gallery of Galway schools during the period 1912-1921 from the BEO digital local heritage archives project – email brendan.smith@insight-centre.org

 

Location: Galway County Buildings Date: Friday 18th November at 12pm All ages
Science on Screen Galway UNESCO City of Film with Galway Film Centre, in partnership with CÚRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices and Science Foundation Ireland have announced the two film commissions for the Science on Screen 2016 project. The two 26-minute movies will premiere at the Galway Science and Technology Festival.

 

Taibhdhearc Theatre on Saturday 19th November.

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All ages