Activities matched to the Irish primary school curriculum

Electricity: Robots and Electric Eels

  • Classes
    3rd -6th classes
  • SESE: Science Curriculum Republic of Ireland
    Content strand unit – Magnetism and electricity
    Through investigation the child should be enabled to investigate current electricity. SESE Science Curriculum pages 64,86
  • Skill development
    Observing, investigating and experimenting, analysing

Forces and Gravity: Is gravity real or does the Earth just suck?

  • Classes
    3rd -6th classes
  • SESE: Science Curriculum Republic of Ireland
    Content strand unit – Forces
    Through investigation the child should be enabled to investigate falling objects. SESE Science Curriculum pages 65, 87
  • Skill development
    Observing, investigating and experimenting, analysing

Forces and Magnets: Magnet Magic

  • Classes
    3rd -6th classes
  • SESE: Science Curriculum Republic of Ireland
    Content strand unit – Magnetism and electricity
    Through investigation the child should be enabled to investigate magnets. SESE Science Curriculum pages 64, 86
  • Skill development
    Observing, investigating and experimenting, analysing

Sound: From musical boxes to iPods

  • Classes
    3rd -6th classes
  • SESE: Science Curriculum Republic of Ireland
    Content strand unit – Sound
    Through investigation the child should be enabled to investigate sound. SESE Science Curriculum pages 63, 85
  • Skill development
    Observing, investigating and experimenting, analysing

Safety
We recommend Be Safe! Irish Edition published by the Irish Science Teachers Association and Association for Science Education as the major guidance for science health and safety in primary schools in the Republic of Ireland. Be Safe! can be ordered via www.ista.ie.