During Science Week in November, “Little Cells” a scientific outreach program based at NUI, Galway visited Senior Infants and 2nd class. Students were introduced to the concept of cells that make up our body and had great fun learning how different organs communicate with each other through interactive play and hands on projects. At the end of the session children were able to create their very own type of cell from jumping clay.
A visit was also organised from “Under the Microscope”, a microscopy outreach programme based at NUI Galway designed to promote and explore core Science, Technology, Engineering, & Maths (STEM) skills for children in primary school, in a fun and educational environment. Junior Infant and 1st class students gained skills on how to use a microscope and had a blast looking up-close at creatures they found in the undergrowth.