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ERIC Number: EJ912362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Discover Primary Science: Developing Primary Science in Ireland
Horner, Margaret; Palmer, Marion
Primary Science Review, n99 p21-24 Sep-Oct 2007
"Discover Primary Science" is a major project in primary science education in Ireland. In 2006-2007 it involves 2400 primary schools, 45 host centres, and two government departments. However, it started out as a local initiative taken by one state agency in 2002 involving four Institutes of Technology and 40 primary schools. The aim of the "Primary Science Clubs" is to help children to develop an interest in science in their everyday lives through hands-on fun activities using everyday materials. In this article, the authors describe the successful evolution of these science clubs into a nationwide programme. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland