Halloween ESD Ophelia Space Eye Science Skeleton Heart Photosynthesis Recycling Flipping the Classroom Lungs Water Cycle Blood Ecology Electricity Food Pyramid Planets Science Newspapers Circulatory Digestion Digestive Digestive System Gravity JCSP Science Renewable Energy Biodiversity Chemical Changes Chemical Bonding
Click and reveal powerpoint presentation of JCH Science Model Answers 2017 for classroom revision purposesView full description
Strand: Science (Pre 2016)
Strand unit: Assessment
Suggestions for use: A resource giving model answers that blends exam model answers and scientific understanding for students and teachers as classroom revision resource & resource for independent study when reviewing practice exam questions
Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Literacy Numeracy
Worksheet where students find the mass, volume or length of various items.
Students are encouraged to use the metric measurements (g/kg, mm/cm/m, ml/l). Worksheet from the SESS website.
Strand: Module 1 - Mathematics for Living
Strand unit: 2. Measurement (Area,Volume,Capacity,Weight)
Strand: 4. Physical World
Strand unit: 1. Using Measuring Instruments
Strand unit: 04. Awareness of Weight & Capacity
Strand: 2. Numbers
Strand unit: 3. Proportionality (E.g. Currency Exchange)
The wonders of technology has enabled students/ teachers to make approximate weather predictions. Windy.com is available on desktop and as an app. ˇWindy’s technology is based upon nonhydrostatic meso-scale modelling (NMM)'View full description
The visualisation of global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers is updated every three hours. Really good map to track the development of storms.View full description
The visualisation allows you to monitor weather development for any place on earth - students can observe the development of pressure, wind, cloud cover, precipitation, and temperature on the map. The aim of the resource is to create awareness about meteorological events in our atmosphere.View full description
(Adobe Flash Required) An interactive quiz to reflect on the parts of the heart. Students need to match the keywords to the associated part of the heart.View full description
(Adobe Flash Required) An animation which clearly illustrates how big our universe is by zooming into the non-observable living things such as microbes, protons, neutrons to zooming out to the large extent of our universe. The visual scale is familiar to students as it uses everyday objects as a starting point so that students can make comparisons between one power of ten and another.View full description
Strand: 2. Earth and Space
Strand unit: 2. Scientific Model: Orgin of the Universe
Suggestions for use: Use the animation to introduce the scale of our universe. Afterwards, individual celestial objects can be explored and studied. Students can click on various objects to read about their description.
Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking
Create your own solar system cards with this printable document from Armagh Planetarium. With the cards, students can analyse the information/data for each planet.View full description
Strand: 2. Earth and Space
Strand unit: 2. Scientific Model: Orgin of the Universe
Suggestions for use: This resource relates to the new Junior Cert Science curriculum.
Starter task: Ask students to state the meaning of classification. - Relate to relationships between objects.
Task 1: Brainstorm on the board using students ideas; what methods we have for representing correlations between objects. (Bar chart, Pie chart, Line ...etc)
In groups, ask students collect data about the students in the class and represent this data on a their chosen charts.
Students should stick their charts on the walls.
Allow time for students to walk around and view other groups ideas.
Task 2: Give each group the set of laminated cards given. (link for cards; need to laminate and cut).
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.
Teacher guide from University of California on facilitating the learning of the heart through station teaching where students conduct a series of investigations that model the functions and parts of the heart. Lesson plan, teacher background information, worksheets and station task cards available within the resource.View full description
Amazing tool recommended at the Digital MegaMeet. A teacher gasped "Why am I not using this website?". It's easy to use and not overwhelming to maneuver. Excellent for use in preparing for the dreaded Sigma T test. Functions vary from early maths activities right up to algebra and co-ordinate geometry.
Perfect for learning about graphs and drawing graph (with no crooked lines)
Perfect for turning your browser into an interactive whiteboard that can be used to manipulate counters, shapes, dice, spinners, protractors and weights for early maths learners.
It also allows you to introduce a timer, ruler or stopwatch easily and quickly while you work on the board.
Suggestions for use: Excellent for teaching students about graphs. Demonstrate how to draw graph accurately. Put students into groups, challenge students to represent their groups features onto a bar chart using this website.
(Why not introduce an element of competition by beat the clock/stopwatch)
Connect various students displays to the projector board so that the class can provide feedback and check for errors.
Forces and weights:
Click on the balance function to compare and analyse the effect of adding weights to each side.
Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Numeracy Managing Myself
A collection of resources by Noel Cunningham for Evolution. Title, link, description and star rating for the resources are provided within the website page.View full description
(Adobe Flash Player Required) An interactive website whereby students have an amazing opportunity to become a real life optician. Students are able to explore sight problems such as long sight and short sight. By interchanging the lens, students can self-discovery how to correct sight problems using lenes. Exploring the thickness of convex and concave lenses enables students to adjust where the light rays intersect within the eye. Focus is given to what the image appears as within the eye. Students should make the connection that if the light rays meet at the retina, an clear focused image will be seen. Question students; Why is the image upside down? Do we see everything upside down? What changes the image around?View full description
Strand: 06. Light
Strand unit: 05. Lenses
Suggestions for use: Driving question: An optician corrects sight problems, how do they do this?
Set students into groups to explore this question. Brainstorm ideas onto the board. (Some students won't know what an Optician is). Hand students out lenses to look through in exploring this question. Each group feedbacks to the class.
Allow groups to use this website animation to explore the problems further. Hand out a question sheet to each group with higher order questions for pupils to answer...such as What does a concave lens do? What does a convex lens do? When is an image unclear in the human eye? How can you correct short sight? How can you correct long sight?
Provide groups with experimental equipment to test this phenomena in real life. Instruct students to draw a labelled diagram (with functions given) of the eye on A3 paper. Using ray-boxes and lenses, students need to draw the light rays in each case stating whether the image will cause myopia (short sight) or hypermetropia (long sight)
Teacher blog with resources provided. Resources provided include a very creative foldable on chemical and physical changes. There is also a reinforcement pdf sheet on characteristics of physical and chemical changes. The teacher blog also provides teacher advice on materials needed and how to use the foldable in a lesson.View full description
Strand: 3. Chemical World
Strand unit: 1. Chemical and Physical Changes (Mass)
Suggestions for use: Teacher starting point for planning a lesson on physical and chemical changes. Teachers can download the worksheets and foldable to implement into their lesson.
Key Skills: Being Creative Managing Information and Thinking
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