The Sun

This classroom activity has been developed with Irish secondary school teachers for the Junior Cycle Earth and Space strand using the Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE) Framework.

This content was designed for the Solar Day during the Transition Year Week at Dunsink Observatory, aimed at students aged 15-16 years. The talk is first given by the coordinator as an introduction to the Sun and space weather, including some simple exercises, and then followed by the space weather group activity. Clicking the links will download presentation files.

Check out for lots of outreach resources related to sunspots and flare forecasting!

Space Weather

Below are some simple explanations of space weather and it’s impacts from the Magnetometer Network of Ireland (MagIE)!

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Dream Space and RTÉ Learn have teamed up to present brAIn_waves – a new series exploring the technology of AI. Throughout the series secondary school students discover what AI is, how it works, and why it’s important to learn about it. Teacher guides accompany the YouTube episodes that are tailored to the Irish and Northern Irish secondary school curricula.Visit the website for more information.