Basic Principles of Physics and Maths relative to the Earth and Space strand for Junior Cycle Science

Figure (From L to R): Dr. Veronica McCauley, Lecturer in Science Education and Mr. Rory Geoghegan, Presenter (ISTA)
Nov 26 2018 Posted: 15:30 GMT

Basic Principles of Physics and Maths organisers

Figure (From L to R): John Loughlin, National Chair of ISTA and Mr. Rory Geoghegan, Presenter (ISTA)

The Irish Science Teachers’ Association, in collaboration with Lennox Laboratory Supplies recently (Wednesday 24th October 2018) supported an ‘Earth and Space' event in the School of Education, NUI Galway.

Dr Veronica McCauley (VMcC_ScienceEd) Lecturer in Science Education, organised the event in conjunction with the Galway ISTA branch, and the response from teachers was immense.  

Rory Geoghegan, Lecturer in Physics Education and Editor of Science Journal, ISTA presented the workshop.  The workshop aimed to give teachers further insight into the new Earth and Space strand from the New Junior Science Specification.  

The workshop covered topics of space, celestial bodies, planetary systems, gravity, space exploration, the scale of the solar system, galaxies, the Big Bang, etc.  A powerpoint resource suite was shared with all teachers, in addition to Excel and GeoGebra resources that were developed by Mr. Geoghegan as simulation resources to enhance an interactive teaching and learning experience.

Jim Lenaghan

School of Education

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