PRIMARY SCIENCE FAIR
Did you know that Primary Schools can exhibit a class project at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition?
The RDS Primary Science Fair provides a public forum for primary schools across Ireland to showcase their class STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects, receive feedback from experts in the field and learn from viewing other projects at a major exhibition, the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.
The Fair provides an incentive for primary school children and their teachers to undertake projects as a class during the school year. The emphasis of participation is to encourage child-led investigation and for students to learn how to work scientifically and develop practical inquiry based skills.
The Fair is not a competition, the intention is to encourage a positive learning experience for each class and for participants to experience STEM subjects as part of everyday life. Showcasing a class project at the Fair also develops students’ skills in communicating their interest and knowledge of science to others.
In the longer term the Fair aims to encourage and facilitate primary school aged children across the island of Ireland to develop a long term interest, understanding, skills and knowledge in STEM subjects.
How to Enter
Each year, 120 places are available to schools who would like to exhibit a class project at the Fair. 4th, 5th, 6th and multigrade classes in the Republic of Ireland and Key Stage 2 years in Northern Ireland are eligible to participate.
Schools are invited to submit an expression of interest using an online form at www.rds.ie/primarysciencefair in September of each year. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is in early October and schools are notified of their allocation by mid-October. Students must work as a class under the supervision of their teacher on a project which should seek to pose and answer a question related to the primary science curriculum.
For further information or to receive email updates about the Fair, please contact the RDS Primary Science Fair Team directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 01 2407 990 or visit www.rds.ie/primarysciencefair.