Coding Ireland have released its second challenge. Remember there is a beginner and an advanced challenge available. If you missed week one, you can also access that. Challenges are available at: https://www.codingireland.ie/WeeklyChallenge
Do you want to chat with a scientist over video chat? You will be matched with a scientist for free! These sessions are q&a conversations, so you can talk with a scientist about what makes YOU curious. We have lots of different scientists to choose from, so don’t be shy! All you need is a zoom/google hangout/skype/ or other video chat client and an internet connection! You can find all the information at: https://www.skypeascientist.com/for-families.html?fbclid=IwAR0NgZBFlfnQuYJ5Pypf12q57_XsJHhB0OoKK4zNGOfpJDzLYls_81xCGZ8#
The Government have launched a new initiative encouraging ‘play’ during this time. You can access it at https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/lets-play-ireland/?referrer=/letsplayireland/
There are fantastic Messy Play Booklets available to download.
“Project 2020/TOGETHER” by The Museum of Childhood provides a platform for children of all ages to express their hopes and fears, thoughts and observations, whilst providing a sense of community and togetherness as work and art received is highlighted through a virtual exhibition.
Each week they will release a “common theme” and ask children to develop their thoughts using art, drawing, poems, short stories. Each work will be published on our virtual exhibition to give inspiration and a sense of “togetherness” and “closeness” to other children who would like to participate, or simply, would like to observe the work done by others.
Simply email your children’s entries to: email@example.com
We invite submissions from parents / carers, of their children’s work. Entries are open to children age 5-11 and 12-18 years of age.
A lovely activity to do while enjoying the sunshine. All you need is paper, a marker and a dice. You can make up your own activities for each number page.
You can adapt this activity for children to make up their own gratitude scavenger hunt.
Mary Immaculate College lecturer Maeve Liston continued to set STEM challenges throughout the Easter break. These are a compilation of all her challenges to date (including the ones already posted here on the website).
This is a lovely activity that suits all ages. Firstly, children can make the box with materials and resources from their home (be creative). Then colour and paint the box. As a family, come up with your different plans you would like to do together after the virus! Something to look forward to once we resume normality.
Coding Ireland will be setting weekly challenges on their website. Each week they will publish new coding challenges (a beginners challenge and an advanced challenge). Students can submit their work and they will award a prize to the best entry! This week’s prize is a Microbit circuit board computer. You can access: www.codingireland.ie/WeeklyChallenges