Discover Science & Engineering

Discover Science & Engineering, the education and outreach programme of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), seeks to promote the awareness and engagement of the Irish public with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Discover Science & Engineering (DSE) is an integrated awareness programme for the promotion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in Ireland.

The resources in this collection are aimed at primary school children and provide engaging activities which can be used to link science and mathematics lessons.


Amazing Triangles - Science

Aimed at primary level, this resource looks at building three-dimensional structures using 2D and 3D shapes. Linking to design and technology, it shows the practical application of mathematics in designing and building structures. Children observe shapes in their environment and then build cubes and triangular-...

Amazing Triangles - Mathematics

This resource, aimed at primary level, provides activity ideas on shape and space. Linked to the science investigation [link=//]Amazing Triangles[/link], it covers: the properties of three-dimensional shapes, nets and making shapes and struts.

This resource has been produced by Discover...

Astronomy and Football

This activity, aimed at primary level, is designed to help children picture the size of our solar system. Children use representations of the planets and place them on a chalked out football pitch to show their relative distances from the sun. It contains tables showing relative distances from the Sun and follow up...

Paper Helicopters - Science

This resource, aimed at primary level, links to the topic of forces. Students use a template to make paper spinners, and then investigate how fast they fall when different variables such as length of rotor blade, type of paper or number of paper clips are changed.

The resource contains notes on running the...


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