Science & Technology
RDS Primary Science Fair
Link to information webinar on RDS Primary Science Fair Belfast - 3.30pm Tuesday January 17. (This session requires Java enabled on your device, which your device should have already. Please provide your first name only when asked on the second page).
Information for teachers applying to the 2017 RDS Primary Science Fair Belfast
Information for teachers participating in the 2017 Limerick Fair
Information for visiting schools and public for the 2017 Fair
Now going into its eighth year, the RDS Primary Science Fair is a non-competitive forum, showcasing STEM investigations (science, technology, engineering and maths) undertaken by primary school classes across Ireland. The investigations encourage children’s innate curiosity to explore the science behind the everyday.
Open to fourth, fifth and sixth, and Key Stage 2 classes, across the island of Ireland, the Fair will take place in Dublin, showing alongside the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS (January 12-14), Limerick, Mary Immaculate College (January 19-21) & Belfast, Waterfront (June 8-9). Schools can choose which venue they would prefer to exhibit at when they submit their application.The Fair in Limerick and Belfast will also feature an exciting educational entertainment programme for children, families and teachers including large-scale science shows and interactive exhibits.
The RDS believes that an investment in the next generation is an investment in the future of Ireland. The Primary Science Fair is one way we fulfil our Science goal of encouraging the development of science and mathematical skills in primary school aged children by fostering education innovation.
The Fair is underpinned by the pilot RDS STEM Learning project, which aims to support primary school teachers to develop their skills and to mentor other teachers in integrating science, technology, engineering and maths within their classwork.
For further information, please contact:
RDS Science & Technology Programme Manager
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7990