Secondary School Shows & Workshop details for 2017

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2017 Galway Science & Technology Festival Secondary School Shows & Workshops
Show Description Details To book
Brenda Romero talks Gaming Brenda Romero of Romero Games gives a one hour talk to Transition Year students about the Gaming Industry and life as a Game Developer. A truly inspirational talk on the gaming and tech industry and how Brenda runs her global company from her office in Galway. Suitable for Transition Year Students       Thursday 23rd November at 2pm    Room MY243 Aras Moyola, NUIG Click to book
Sirius Science – a fantastic 3D Show: A Celestial Journey Description to follow. Suitable for Secondary School students. Location: School Hall, blackened room. 150 per show. 3 shows per day. Setup 1 hour Click to book
Bug Doctor An exciting introduction to Zoology with very charismatic and exotic creatures.  Dr Michel Dugon, aka The Bug Doctor, will come to your school with a collection of live arthropods and reptiles dealing with essential scientific topics such as evolution, biodiversity and animal conservation.  Suitable for Junior Level students Location: School Hall or lab or large classroom. 30 students per session. 1 hour sessions Click to book
True Physics Find out how planes fly with hovering sweets to exploring rockets and air cannons. Experience the fun of science by creating waves and play musical instruments from twirling tubes to boom whackers. Suitable for Junior Level. Location: School Hall.  150 students per show. 4 shows per day. Click to book
Your beautiful Biaised Brain by James Soper The world you see is not how it seems………………………..  James Soper (presenter of Bending it like Beckham and The REAL Science of the Circus) reveals the weird and wonderful workings of our brains and behaviour. Be prepared to have your mind warped and your world turned, quite literally, upside down.                                                                                          (This interactive, hour long show has never been performed in Ireland before. James returns to his first love and the subject of his degrees, Psychology.) Location: School Hall 150 students per show. 3 shows per day Click to book
3D Digital Design by WhizzKids One day IT workshop for Transition Year students including a IT career talk and introducing students to a range of digital skills such as Web Design, App Development, 3D Digital Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Coding, etc. All necessary equipment provided. Suitable for Transition Year Students.  One day workshop. Click to book
NCBES Roadshow What does the future hold in store for the world of Science, Engineering & Medicine! Marvel at the latest technology during this one hour lecture by Liam Brennan aimed at Senior Cycle Students. Ideal for any students interested in pursuing a career in any of these disciplines. School classroom.  60 students per talk. To book
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. 30 students per visit.  One hour visit Click to book
       
Marine Institute invites your school to their exhibit at Galway Museum TY students are invited to meet scientists and see the work of the Marine Institute through a series of exhibtions including marine environment, fisheries, seafood safety, seabed mapping, research vessel operations and oceanography, including career advice. TBC Click to book
Smart Futures STEM Career Talks hosted by GMIT Supported by Science Foundation Ireland – a one hour career talk aimed at Junior and Transition Year students.  Scientists and Engineers from local companies in Med Tech and Technology talk about their careers today including their experience of school, college and how they got to where they are today and what their job entails on a daily basis.  GMIT will also provide workshops before and after the talk. GMIT Room 903, Friday 24th November.  One hour talk with workshops also provided. to book email: slo@gmit.ie Click to book
GMIT Workshop Brief explanation Target Age and Group Size To book
A new 3D World Virtually 3D visualisation on your smartphone

3D printing

3D scanners

How Virtual Reality works

In GMIT

Secondary School

90 mins per workshop

1 session per day

30 students per session

16th November

23rd November

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.

 

Can visit school or host in GMIT

Transition Year (1 class per session)

To book
Test Your Limits Students will be given the opportunity to take part in fun activities which would form part of the suite of testing procedures used with professional athletes.

 

GAA Centre Loughgeorge

16 years +

Groups of 12

To book
Sports drinks

uses and how to make your own

Role of carbohydrates in exercise

Correct use of sports drinks

Making your own sports drink for exercise

Testing sports drinks

 

 

GAA Centre Loughgeorge

16 years +

Groups of 12

To book
Spaghetti Structures Investigate the strength of different structures, shapes and materials

Use observation, curiosity, creative problem solving and teamwork skills

Recognise how different structures and engineering processes are important throughout our everyday lives

Identify the different forces that can act on a structure.

 

Can visit school or host in GMIT

13-16

To book
Flooding! Impact of urban development and rainfall intensity Conduct two experiments to investigate how different rainfall conditions produce different examples of overland flow.

To design and build a new housing estate in the hydrology bench and investigate the impact that it has on overland flow.

Suggest ways in which overland flow could be reduced or prevented.

Consider the impact of a weir in open channel flow.

 

Can visit school or host in GMIT

15 to 18

Groups of 15

To book
Scientist-in-Residence Unique scheme where GMIT will provide the services of a scientist to advise a school in designing and running a science or technology project.  The scheme allows for 3 school visits

 

School visit

Secondary / TY

To book
Ready to be inspired This workshop explores different career for women in STEM showcasing a number of successful women and the paths they have taken. It opens up the minds of young women to areas they may not have considered before and encourages them to do some research into what options are available for them

 

School visit

Secondary / TY

To book
Annual ISTA Quiz The annual ISTA quiz will take place in GMIT.  It is open to senior Cycle Students.  More details on how to enter from the ISTA  – http://www.ista.ie/regional-finals-of-senior-science-quiz GMIT

16th November, 2017

7pm

Senior Cycle

To book

Email: conneallym@gmail.com

NUIG Workshop Brief explanation Target Age and Group Size To book
Astronomy Board Game – Let’s Create Science Games Together! Students will play an astronomy board game and they will have the opportunity to learn about elements of game systems, complete a number of hands-on activities, physical game design exercises to create board/card games, play the games created by other participants, and have them play yours.

 

Classroom or NUIG 12 – 17

30 students per workshop

2 workshops per visit

2 hour workshop

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.

 

School visit

Aged 12+

 

25 per workshop

 

1 workshop per visit

To book
ARM – Antibiotic Resistance Microorgansisms…..what would you like to know?? Appropriate use of antibiotics is key to halting the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.  Understanding what antibiotics are and when it is appropriate to use them will help to protect these important drugs for future generations.  The aim of the workshop outlined below is to help children understand the difference between microorganisms, to appreciate the importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of infection and to understand when it is appropriate to use antibiotics and how to dispose of them correctly. The workshop will also introduce students to engineered nanomaterials, where they can be found in everyday products and how they can potentially interact with the environment.

 

School visit

 

Internet access required

 

12 – 17

 

60 per workshop

 

Available November 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 30th

 

 

 

 

To book
 

Fantastic DNA

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 visit

Junior Cycle

To book
 

Kitchen Chemistry

Come to NUIG’s Chemistry Lab for a morning of Kitchen Chemistry and take part in 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.  

NUIG Labs

Junior Cycle

 

30 students per workshop

 

10.30am to 12.30

 

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.  

Visit school

Junior Cycle

25 students per workshop

Workshop last one hour

 

 

To book