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Engineers Week 2018

This year, Engineers Week 2018 takes place from 24th February to 2nd March and the theme is 'Engineering our Future'. Science Foundation Ireland is partnering with Engineers Ireland STEPS programme who are organising Engineers Week.

Classroom Resource Booklet – Gravity

We have developed a new classroom Resource called “Gravity”. In this themed framework, pupils investigate falling things, gravity and explore how falling objects may be slowed down. They can design and make their own “eggnaut challenge” and investigate how to achieve a soft landing without breaking their egg.

Click here for the Classroom Resource Booklet

Workshops for Teachers

With our partners in Blackrock Castle Observatory, we are organising a number of workshops which will show teachers how to use inquiry based learning techniques to promote children’s learning and understanding of Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Cork: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. January 30, 2018, 6pm – 8pm.

Limerick: Lough Gur Heritage Centre. February 1, 2018, 4pm 6pm.

Dublin: Drumcondra Education Centre. February 8, 2018, 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Meath: Navan Education Centre. February 22, 2018, 7pm – 9pm.

For details and to book a workshop, visit Engineers’ Week CPD for Primary Teachers.

Get involved in Engineers Week

There are a wide range of activity suggestions on www.engineersweek.ie, for classes of all ability levels and sizes, so please register and take part. You choose to get involved, all activities – whether large-scale or small – make a valuable contribution to the nationwide campaign.

Visit the Engineers Week primary schools section.

School Challenge Pack

The primary school challenge pack contains lots of ideas to help you organise fun challenges that create a positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession in young people.

Download the School Challenge Pack.

Organise an Event

Organise an event in your school or book into one of the listed events, and you could win a prize for your class. For more information, visit www.engineersweek.ie.

Click here to register your event.

Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award

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

Click here for more information.