This section contains some initial information and resources to support you in engaging with the learning outcomes of the Specification for Junior Cycle Science.
These resources illustrate how Google Sites might be used to support student learning.
In this section you will find examples of Google sites used during Cluster days.
Digital Forms can be a useful tool to support learning, for assessment, and to provide feedback on student learning.
The resources found here will illustrate some ideas for junior cycle Science while demonstrating the functionality of Microsoft Forms.
Similar features and functionality are available when using Microsoft and Google Forms.
These resources demonstrate how a digital interactive platform such as ThingLink might be used to support student learning.
In this section, you will find examples of ThingLinks designed for teacher and student learning.
During the 2021 cluster days, teachers shared ideas for online tools and websites which they use to support the teaching, learning and assessment of Junior Cycle Science. We have collated some of the recurring ideas and placed them on a padlet which you can access below
'Hexagonal Thinking' featured as part of our CPD Cluster Day 22/23. In this section you will find a template and a step by step explanatory video for designing Hexagons as a classroom resource.
Hexagonal thinking is a creative mode for discussion that allows learners to think about concepts and connections in a different way.
The learning occurs as students make connections between the four strands of Junior Cycle Science, based on the key term, or image, displayed on each hexagon. Students are then given the opportunity to justify the connections they make. This is a great way to support student collaboration, as students discuss and justify their decisions, learning from each other. As the teacher, these conversations and justifications can be assessed to gauge understanding.
This section aims to support teachers with engaging students with working with data in science.