Understanding climate change can be a difficult task and knowing what you can do to help can be even harder.

To celebrate this year’s Galway Science and Technology Festival, Galway Atlantaquaria are sharing their five recently commissioned videos, where students will be introduced to the basics of what Climate Change is all about.

They will examine several common materials which are used in daily life, such as plastic packaging, wet wipes and synthetic clothes and are asked to explore their life cycles from creation to end of life.

They will discuss the sources and impacts of marine litter and discuss simple solutions to the problem.

It looks to provide knowledge and content to your class to empower them with one realistic action they can make to help combat climate change.

DATE

12th to 20th November

Format

By Video

LOCATION

Classroom

DURATION

5 mins each

AGE

All ages

TO BOOK:  This will be available to all schools, details to access the videos will be emailed to teachers & schools

A talk, using state of the art interactive technology, discussing the connection between the moon and the tides

DATE

9th to 20th November, 2019

TIME

30 mins per show

FORMAT

Live Online by video link

AGE

12+

GROUP

30 students at a time

TO BOOK: please use school booking form.

Visualising the Invisible A highly interactive workshop teaching how to prevent microbial infections from spreading Yeast races : visualising biofilms and germs. Snot spatter experiment using fun, innovative and hands on activities plus UV Technology. Video and Online support with Scientific Sue.

This workshop will be automatically sent to schools, no need to book.

DATE

9th to 20th November, 2019

TIME

30 mins per workshop

FORMAT

Pre-record video

AGE

Primary school

GROUP

30 students at a time

 

Workshop Details

The exciting world of science is all around us! Energize, delivered in partnership with Gas Networks Ireland, encourages students to continue with science in second level education and beyond and introduces them to the career opportunities available to them in the future. Energize explores the world of science; health and wellbeing, forensics, energy, safety and light in a fun and exciting way.

Junior Achievement Ireland

Junior Achievement has a new virtual STEM programme for schools, which is available during the Galway Science Festival. The programme retains the benefit of traditional in-class Junior Achievement (JA) programmes while adding extra flexibility for both Junior Achievement volunteers and schools. Blended learning – combining traditional and digital methods, allows Junior Achievement STEM volunteers to facilitate the programme via classrooms’ interactive whiteboards. The programme, which is suitable for 5th and 6th class groups is generally delivered over 5 sessions of 30 – 40mins and is facilitated by STEM Industry volunteers, who are fully trained and vetted before commencing the programme.

DATE

9th to 20th November, 2019

TIME

  5 session of 30/40 mins per workshop

FORMAT

Live online

AGE

5th & 6th class Primary school

GROUP

30 students at a time

Schools can receive further information and sign up for the programme by emailing Ray Fogarty, Junior Achievement Ireland rfogarty@jai.ie

Solar Energy:  A ‘hands on’ investigation into renewable technologies such as wind, solar and fuel-cell energy transfer. Investigating the basis of electricity and circuits during this interactive workshop, students will also explore energy transfer, forces and engineering design processes.  The challenge is to design and make a colour-spinning machine or power a car of the future, using a clean-energy source. In addition to an increased understanding and awareness of climate change and alternative energy, participants also learn to strengthen critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

STEMBook – an online platform and resources designed to implement a premium STEM
experience through a series of challenges based around real world problem solving.
Founded by Tech Entrepreneur Brendan Morrissey and Education Specialist Michelle Maher.

This workshop will be automatically sent to schools, no need to book.