In our latest podcast, host Michael Hallissy is joined by Mary Colclough of CRANN, the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices in Trinity College, to talk about their new educational package for secondary science classrooms.
The ‘Nano in My Life’ package, for the first time, will bring nanoscience (the study of materials at very tiny dimensions, which is set to become part of the proposed new Leaving Certificate syllabi) to the Irish classroom. It will encourage students to relate science subjects to innovative careers, with exciting and challenging applications. There are seven modules, each using a range of teaching and learning approaches, including video captured at CRANN, designed to engage students and encourage active learning.
In addition to the ‘Nano in My Life’ package, Mary also details CRANN’s poster competition, currently open to senior cycle students in association with the Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA).