The I-LOFAR Education Team, supported by Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland, are delighted to be running a series of CPD days for Junior Cycle Science teachers throughout March and April 2020, delivering interactive workshops and teaching resources to assist teachers in achieving the learning outcomes of the Earth and Space strand in the Junior Cycle Science curriculum.

In this free 3 hour workshop participants will explore the evolution of technologies for astronomy and space research, what this means for the future of space science and space exploration, as well as delve into the motions of planets, stars and celestial bodies and explore our place in the Solar System and our planetary neighbours. Participants will also be offered a guided tour of the world class Leviathan and I-LOFAR telescopes in addition to the workshop.

Over the course of the day the activities and workshops will target the following Learning Outcomes in the Junior Cycle Science Curriculum;

  • Earth and Space 
    • E&S1, E&S2, E&S3 Building Blocks
    • E&S4 Systems and Interactions
  • Physical World
    • PW3, PW4 Systems and Interactions
  • Nature of Science
    • NOS1 Understanding about Science
    • NOS2, NOS5 Investigating Science
    • NOS7 Communicating in Science

A certificate will be provided from Trinity College Dublin to all participants to confirm attendance on this CPD course.

This will take place in the I-LOFAR Education Centre, located in the beautiful Birr Castle Demesne – why not take the opportunity to explore the award-winning gardens on your visit to Birr?!

Details for your diary

To register please complete the form below.

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Every effort will be made to accommodate participants on their preferred date, however spaces are limited so you may be offered alternative dates.

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This course is part of the I-LOFAR Astronomical Midlands (AstroLands) Education Programme, run by Trinity College Dublin School of Physics and supported by Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland.