Galway ETSS

Core Subject - Science

Science in junior cycle aims to develop students’ evidence-based understanding of the natural world and their ability to gather and evaluate evidence: to consolidate and deepen their skills of working scientifically; to make them more self-aware as learners and become competent and confident in their ability to use and apply science in their everyday lives.

More specifically it encourages all students:

  • to develop a sense of enjoyment in the learning of science, leading to a lifelong interest in science
  • to develop scientific literacy and apply this to the analysis of science issues relevant to society, the environment and sustainability
  • to develop a scientific habit of mind and inquiry orientation through class, laboratory and/ or off-site activities that foster investigation, imagination, curiosity and creativity in solving engaging, relevant problems, and to improve their reasoning and decision-making abilities
  • to develop the key skills of junior cycle to find, use, manage, synthesise, and evaluate data; to communicate scientific understanding and findings using a variety of media; and to justify ideas on the basis of evidence
  • to acquire a body of scientific knowledge; to develop an understanding of Earth and space and their place in the physical, biological, and chemical world and to help establish a foundation for more advanced learning.

Apr 06
2020
Spring Break/Easter Holidays
Apr 23
2020
World Book Day
May 11
2020
Assessment Week
May 18
2020
PBL week 3
18-Mar-2020
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with our latest news
28-Nov-2019
We had the first meeting of our parent community this week. Lots of great ideas were shared.
14-Nov-2019
As part of science week we are hosting numerous in school activities for all our students aswell as workshops off campus
Contact
Galway ETSS,
Grianach House,
Murrough,
Galway,
H91 YTR6

091 394262


Enquire
Location
© 2020 Galway ETSS