Science Week CPD for Primary Teachers

Science Week CPD – Moons, Moons, Moons

Explore the science of our nearest celestial neighbour, The Moon, and learn about the other moons we know about!

How old is it? How did it form? Why do we only see one side? What made the craters?

Through a series of exercises we will address all these questions and more

  • Make your own Meteorites, and use them to make impact craters
  • How does the Moon differ from Earth? We look at Weather, Gravity, Earth and Space
  • We’ll learn how the Moon is valued by different cultures.

This free, 2-hour course will show participants how to use inquiry based learning techniques to promote children’s learning and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Participants will also explore activities that support the theme of Science Week. These have been developed from ESERO and Discovery Primary Science & Maths resources. 

This course is being offered with the support of Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland (European Space Education Resource Office). 

Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award 
Science Week is an opportunity for primary school students and teachers to learn more about science, have fun, and win prizes. Running or attending an Engineers Week event counts towards the criteria for the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award. 

Tea and coffee will be served at the start of the session. 

Note: all sessions require a minimum of 10 participants to run 

For further details of the course content, please contact Frances McCarthy of Blackrock Castle Observatory by email:


CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork: Wed 16 October, 2019, 6pm – 8pm

Mayo Education Centre, Mayo: Booking Details
Wed 23 October from 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Lough Gur Heritage Centre, Limerick: book by email
Thurs 24 October from 4pm – 6pm

Drumcondra Education Centre, Dublin: Booking Details TBC
Thurs 24 October from 6pm – 8pm

Event Information


  • Wednesday 16th October, 2019
    CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory , Castle Road, Blackrock.
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  • Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 | 4.30pm to 6.30pm
    Mayo Education Centre.
    Booking Details
  • Thursday 24th October, 2019 | 6pm to 8pm
    Drumcondra Education Centre, Dublin.
  • Thursday 24th October, 2019 | 4pm to 6pm
    Lough Gur Heritage Centre, Limerick.
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