RDS Primary Science Fair


The RDS Primary Science Fair is expanding. Each year the Fair gets bigger and better, with more and more schools looking for places. To cater for this, from January 2016, schools can choose to exhibit their project at the RDS Primary Science Fair Dublin or RDS Primary Science Fair Limerick.

RDS Primary Science Fair

Open to 4th – 6th class age groups across the island of Ireland, from January 2016, the Fair will take place both in Dublin, alongside the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS, and in Limerick, in Mary Immaculate College. Schools can choose which venue they would prefer to exhibit at when they submit their Expression of Interest for a stand.

Interested in submitting an Expression of Interest?

Please Note: The Call for Expressions of Interest for the 2016 RDS Primary Science Fair Dublin and Limerick opened on September 2 and will close on October 7. Schools interested in exhibiting a project at the Fair should read the Entry Guidelines. You can also view the Online Expression of Interest form before making your online application.

The Fair is not a competition, the emphasis of participation is on the development of children’s core scientific skills as set out in the primary science curriculum i.e. ‘working scientifically’ and ‘designing and making’*. Feedback from teachers who have been involved in the Fair indicates that, through the process of their scientific investigation, students also develop their literacy, oral language and numeracy skills.

The Fair is underpinned by the pilot RDS STEM Learning project, which aims to support primary school teachers to develop their skills and to mentor other teachers in integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics within their classwork.

The RDS Primary Science Fair Limerick is in association with the Irish American Partnership and is supported by Mary Immaculate College and the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

– See more at: https://www.rds.ie/primarysciencefair#sthash.Y5uiI0f1.dpuf

For further information, please contact:

RDS Primary Science Fair
Science & Technology
RDS Foundation Department
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7990
Fax: +353 (0) 1 660 4014
Email: primarysciencefair@rds.ie

– See more at: https://www.rds.ie/primarysciencefair#sthash.Y5uiI0f1.dpuf