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Digestive System

https://www.scoilnet.ie/post-primar...ior-cycle/science/digestive-system/ Added: 14 Feb 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

A Scoilnet collection with resources mapped to the Junior Cycle Science and Home Economics specification. Resources contain external links and videos along with original resources created by teachers.

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Science

Strand: 5. Biological Science

Strand unit: 4. Human Organs & Systems

Suggestions for use: Teacher reference for planning lessons on the digestive system.

Alternatively, provide the link to students so that they can revise the digestive system.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking

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Home Economics

Strand: 1. Food, Health & Culinary Skills

Strand unit: 11. The Digestive System

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Language: English
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Student Worksheets

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19945/19668.zip Added: 14 Nov 2016 Contributor: Geraldine Walton Resource type: Worksheet

This workbook is a collection of very good reflective worksheets for post hands-on activities in Basic Horticulture. The worksheets will also give the teacher excellent ideas on hands-on activities. Using the worksheets students will be able to re-enforce and cement their learning to the Ag, Hort curriculum.

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Agriculture and Horticulture

Strand: Module 6 - Milk & Meat Production

Strand unit: 01. The Milk/Meat Animal - Feeding & Housing

Suggestions for use: Print a class set prior to lesson. Fill following the relevant activity.

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Language: English
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Earth and Space - Axis, Moon, Seasons - HWB

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V..._space/eng/Introduction/default.htm Added: 27 Jul 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan / Simulation

Resource includes interactive whiteboard activities -By carrying out the activities in this lesson pupils will understand: why we have day time and night time on planet Earth, why we have the different seasons and why the moon appears a different shape over the month. Activities include learning activities and animations along with mini assessment activity.

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Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 4. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Use the interactive whiteboard activities to guide your lesson. Click on the words to find out the meaning of axis and gravity, play the animation for your groups to discuss the meaning of seasons and view the picture illustration of the phases of the moon. These activities could be assigned to groups to complete with worksheet/ driving question to present information on. Return as class group to assess classes understand of content by using the interactive whiteboard activity 2.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Managing Myself

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Language: English
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The Water Cycle

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/25486/25222.pdf Added: 29 Dec 2017 Contributor: NIAMH BARRY Resource type: Assessment / Project

This is an enquiry activity that challenges students thinking and understanding of the environment. Students will be able to review and reflect on the skills and thinking used in carrying out investigations, and apply their learning and skills to solving problems in unfamiliar contexts. Students should be able to develop and use a model to describe the changes that occur during the water cycle. Students will be able to investigate patterns and relationships between physical observables.

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Science

Strand: 3. Chemical World

Strand unit: 2. Atomic Nature of Matter & Separation

Suggestions for use: This is an enquiry activity that challenges students thinking and understanding of the environment. Students will be able to review and reflect on the skills and thinking used in carrying out investigations, and apply their learning and skills to solving problems in unfamiliar contexts. Students should be able to develop and use a model to describe the changes that occur during the water cycle. Students will be able to investigate patterns and relationships between physical observables.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others Managing Myself

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Language: English
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Planets of our Solar System - Cards

http://www.armaghplanet.com/pdf/solar_system_pk.pdf Added: 10 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

The Armagh Planetarium website has excellent teacher information sheets for each planet, the sun, asteroids, kuiper belt & oort cloud, the milky way and exoplanets. Students could use the information cards to decide on a correlation between the planets and to represent the correlation visually using a model/graph/chart.

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Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 3. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets

Suggestions for use: Starter task: What is the meaning of the word 'classification.'
Task 1: Brainstorm what methods we have for representing correlations between objects. (Bar chart, Pie chart, Line ...etc)
Task 2: In groups, collect data about the students in your class. Represent the collected data on chart.
Students should stick their charts on the walls. Allow time for students to walk around and view other groups ideas.
Task 3: Give each group, the pack of Armagh Planetarium cards.
Ask each group to decide on a correlation between the planets and to represent the correlation visually.
Once complete, students stick their posters on the walls around the room. Allow time for class to walk around and review the posters/ take pictures of their work for portfolio.

Plenary: Put the teacher correlation on the board (image ->) and ask students to identify the what is being classified and what is the relationship being represented.

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Language: English
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Science Hooks

http://sciencehooks.scoilnet.ie/ Added: 27 Mar 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Experiment / Guide/notes / Audio / Video

A collection of videos that capture aspects of each science topic. Individual chapters contain a video file embedded within explanatory text, providing the viewer with an investigation methodology and the scientific theory behind the hook, guidance on how the hook can be incorporated into a lesson. Also contains literacy & numeracy suggestions.

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Science

Strand: Other Science Websites

Strand unit: General Resources

Suggestions for use: This is an excellent website which will assist teachers in lesson planning. The short video clips will stimulate interest in the topic being taught. The questions and answers section can be used to encourage questioning by students and allow them to think further 'outside the box'. The keywords powerpoint will aid all students in understanding the key concepts of the chapter.

Asset type: Video
Language: English , Gaeilge
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Solar System Comparison Worksheet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19214/18904.docx Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Guide/notes

Resource contains a worksheet with questions on comparing planets using a data sheet provided. Students will answer the questions by looking at the data and comparing values.

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JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 3. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets

Suggestions for use: Worksheet can be set as a homework task or completed in groups. Worksheet could be printed and laminated for future use. Students can work in their books.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking

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Language: English
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Sorting the Solar System - Celestial Objects

http://www.myips.org/cms/lib8/IN019.../SOrting%20the%20solar%20system.pdf Added: 21 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference

Resource includes a detailed guided teacher guide to an active sorting and categorizing lesson on celestial objects. Towards the end of the resource guide is the cards for sorting and printing. Students will learn about the planets in the solar system, planets versus dwarf planets, asteroids and comets. A sample answer is given for the ordering of celestial objects.

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Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 1. Relationships between Celestial Objects

Suggestions for use: Teacher will need to refer to the lesson outline for sorting activity included in the resource. Printing and laminating of cards may be necessary in preparation of this active learning lesson using scientific thinking.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Literacy Numeracy Managing Myself

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Language: English
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Criteria for Success on a Planets Project - Comparing Earth to other Planet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19203/18890.doc Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Assessment / Project

Students should be given a success criteria sheet when completing projects. This is an excellent criteria sheet for the project on "Comparing Earth to another Planet". Students should glue to the criteria into their copies. Teacher can assess projects using the criteria sheet.

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Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 3. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets

Suggestions for use: Print the success criteria. Assign students a project on comparing Earth to another Planet. Go through the success criteria with the class responding to questions students may have.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Managing Myself

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Language: English
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The Big Bang - Hands on Activity

http://www.myips.org/cms/lib8/IN019...y/Domain/8123/big_bang_activity.pdf Added: 21 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Background information on the Big Bang, material needed to carry out the activity, method, recording sheet and questions are included in this document for a hands on activity. Students will learn about the expansion of the universe along with the big bang theory.

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Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 2. Scientific Model: Orgin of the Universe

Suggestions for use: Teachers should refer to the document in their planning of this hands on activity. Caution is needed with balloons - some students may burst the balloons intentionally.

Key Skills: Being Creative Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others

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Language: English
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Elements and Symbols

http://www.pearsonplaces.com.au/por...tudentlounge/Scifocus2_2/2_1_2.html Added: 06 Dec 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Within this interactive online resource, there are three levels to choose from; easy, medium or hard. Students can assess their understanding of elements and symbols by using the resource. The resource requires students to fill in the blanks using the items on the left side of the screen. (Drag and Drop process) Time frame for completion is also given.

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JC
Science

Strand: 3. Chemical World

Strand unit: 5. Periodic Table (Ratio of Atoms)

Suggestions for use: Provide students with the link to this resource so that they can challenge their memory and understanding of common elements and their symbols. Students should record what they learned into their exercise books after the activity.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Managing Myself

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Language: English
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States of Matter - NCCA Sample Assessment

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/25359/25095.pdf Added: 11 Dec 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

First Year sample of work judged 'In Line With Expectations'. The task involves students writing an article for the science section in their school magazine. They must communicate the types of matter that can exist in a clear, humorous and fact based manner.

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JC
Science

Strand: 3. Chemical World

Strand unit: 2. Atomic Nature of Matter & Separation


Strand: 3. Chemical World

Strand unit: 4. Classify Substances (Element/Metal/Solid)


Strand: 1. Nature of Science

Strand unit: 1. How Scientists Work


Strand: 1. Nature of Science

Strand unit: 7. Organise &Communicate Scientific Research

Suggestions for use: Assessment task can be used and teachers can reflect on the marking process for making judgments on completed work by students.

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