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Post-Primary Science Collections

Have a look at some of the most popular Scoilnet Post-Primary Science pages below. 

If you like what you see, go to the Post-Primary Hub page to access more collections or browse resources uploaded by teachers using the drop-down browse feature above.



Five Lessons to Help Teach Students about Sustainability!

These five lessons on sustainability stimulate debate and discussion around the issues and challenges we face and which encourage us to make decisions about the type of world we need and want to create.

The lesson activities were inspired by is an online resource focused on the unequal and unjust nature of the world today. Read more...

Directory of organisations supporting ESD

Visit the following websites to access resources which support the teaching & learning of Education for Sustainable Development...The National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development 2014 - 2020 highlights the need to integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the curriculum from pre-school up to senior cycle. Read more...



Help Keep More Hearts Beating!

Every hour someone in Ireland suffers from a stroke. Every day, hundreds of Irish people are diagnosed with heart disease. - Irish Heart Foundation

The following collection consists of presentations, lesson activities, animations and video clips to help students learn about the heart. Resources tie into the Junior Cycle Science Biological Science strand, learning outcome 4. Read more...

Featured STEM Resources Online...

A one stop shop for recommended STEM websites with educational resources. This page features both national and international educational projects that support the teaching of STEM and provides teachers with instant classroom resources. 

While you are here, have a look at the recently added resources uploaded by teachers to Scoilnet! Read more...

Enjoy your Dinner...We have you Covered!

Students love making models of the digestive system and the resulting products are always very creative. In this collection, we have one of our all time favourite videos demonstrating how teachers and students can model the digestion process from ingestion, digestion, absorption to elimination. 

Don't forget to digest on the other resources available too like the guide on how to assess your model, order the digestive process, keyword flashcards, worksheets and fun activities like anagram fun! Read more...

Understanding Student's Misconceptions with Diagnostic Questions

The following questions are taken from a larger bank of diagnostic questions and tasks developed by the Evidence based Practice in Science Education (EPSE) Research Network. The EPSE network was funded between 1999 and 2003 by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP). Read more...

How Do You Introduce Students to Science?

The first science lesson is one where teachers want to stimulate their student's curiosity and interest in their subject area. Yet, they also want to formulate the classroom behaviour policy (in-line with the school policy), develop a positive rapport and discuss the importance of safety in the science lab. These lessons can take time to plan and prepare. Many teachers have perfected their introductory lesson from years of trialing but even the perfect lesson needs to be tailored to the students in front of them. Read more...

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