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School Visits

School Visits

 

During the year, Scott conducts “engineering days” at schools.  All of the lessons cover the Forces/Energy strand (content area) as well as the Designing & Making (process skills) part of the curriculum.  Here is a broad outline of the programme:
 
Module 1:  Gravity Go-Carts/An Introduction to Forces
Module 2:  Roller-Coasters/Mechanical Energy
Module 3:  Circuits/Electricity
Module 4:  Rube Goldberg Machines/Transfer of Energy
Module 5:  Magnetic Go-Carts/Force Fields
Module 6:  Tops and Trebuchets/Rotational Motion
Module 7:  Motorized Go-Carts/Transformation of Energy
Module 8:  Boats/Buoyancy
Module 9:  Air-Powered Boats and Go-Carts/Law of Conservation of Energy

Below are some of the schools Scott worked with in Leinster during the school year.

Leinster references:  Sacred Heart National School, Aughrim, 04-023-6279; St. Brigid’s National School, Ticknevin, 046-955-3521; Scoil Mhuire Senior School, Newbridge, 045-431-077; Scoil Mhuire Junior School, Newbridge, 045-432-400; Scoil Bhride, Athgarvan, 045-441645;  St. Laurence’s National School, Crookstown, 059-862-3333; Kilkea National School, Kilkea, 059-914-5289; Holy Child National School, Naas, 045-866-964; Bray School Project, Bray, 01-286-4242; Lucan East Education Together, Lucan,  01-621-2690; St. Brendan’s BNS, Dublin, 01-831-9047; Burrow National School, Dublin 01-8325784; St. John of God Primary School, Dublin 01-847-7193; Thornleigh Educate Together, Swords, 01-807-4969;  Callystown National School, Clogherhead, 041-982-2873

Until 2015/2016, Scott had worked with about eighty schools in Munster.  Munster references can be provided.

Taking It To The Streets Tour
(We were going to call it Taking It To The Primary Classroom Tour but that didn’t sound so rock n roll or cool.  Also, with this tour title we have a theme song AND Mr. Michael McDonald might show up and sing it.)

​Even though the plan could end in divorce, Eddie agreed to rework her schedule so that she could go on the road–Mondays and Tuesdays–and do double classes with Scott.  While we work with seniors to 6th, we are particularly interested in introducing engineering to the smaller ones.  This age group is often overlooked when it comes to science and engineering.  This makes no sense, as it is imperative to introduce engineering at an early age.  Young students must practice working their way through problems and communicating with others.

Schools

St Conleth’s Junior School (Newbridge)

Kilcoole Senior National School (Wicklow)

St. Oliver Plunkett’s National School (Navan)

Holy Child National School (Naas)

St Paul’s National School (Navan)

Monkstown Educate Together (Dublin)

St. Joseph’s National School (Tullamore)

St. John’s National School (Kenmare)

St. Joseph’s National School (Ballinrobe)

Ballybrown National School (Limerick)

Scoil Mháirtín Kilworth (Cork)

Rush and Lusk Educate Together National School (Dublin)

St John of Gods Primary School (Kilkenny)

Classes

Sr & 1st

3rd to 6th

3rd to 6th

2nd & 3rd

3rd to 6th

3rd to 6th

Snr to 2nd

Jnr to 6th

Jnr to 6th

1st to 6th

3rd to 6th

2nd to 6th

2nd to 6th

Number of Students

272

274

228

207

274

237

248

327

397

239

227

253

231