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Introducing STEM Through Playful Learning in the Primary Classroom

Introducing STEM  Through Playful Learning in the Primary Classroom

This course aims to support primary school teachers and support staff in order to better equip them to integrate science into classroom activities.   Using a selection of readily available resources and simple hands-on approaches, the course will serve to embolden teachers to embrace science and enjoy the process of expanding the key scientific skills of: 

  • Observing 
  • Predicting and Questioning 
  • Investigating and experimenting 
  • Estimating and measuring 
  • Analysing / Sorting and classifying 
  • Recording and communicating 

The course will explore STEM subjects and connect them to each of these simple experiments.   

Teachers will be invited to participate with their own materials** if they so wish, or merely observe if they prefer. 

  1. Fun with tennis balls - Exploring: Energy and Forces, Materials and Change 
  2. Tinfoil boats and Pasta towers- Energy and Forces, Materials and Change and Living Things
  3. Rocket Mice- Energy and Forces, Materials and Change 
  4. The Best Bubbles- Energy and Forces, Materials and Change, Environmental Awareness and Change 
  5. Paper Spinners- Living things, Energy and Forces, Materials and Change, Environmental Awareness and Change 

** a resource list will be shared in advance of the course date

Course Properties

Course date 16-10-2023 7:00 pm
End Date 16-10-2023 8:00 pm
Fee Free
Speaker Colm O'Callaghan
Select Hours 1
Location Online

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