Young people 12 – 15

AMBER is a partner in the STE(A)M in Junior Cycle that brings together Junior Cycle for teachers (JCT) from every subject area and education outreach partners from fields of STEM and The Arts.

The vision of STE(A)M in the Junior Cycle is to “Provide Junior Cycle teachers with rich STE(A)M professional learning experiences in keeping with national and international best standards, this provision will allow for interdisciplinary responses to societal challenges in subject specific and cross curricular contexts”.

We have produced 3 modules for Junior Cycle teachers.

Wearables: The Past Present & Future of Technology, People & Planet

The purpose of the workshop is to explore sustainability through the lens of Wearable Technologies, highlighting the economic, societal and environment impacts of wearables, and how we power them using batteries. The module also introduces AMBER scientists and science endeavoring to solve problems in powering new technologies.

Connected Communities

This module introduces teachers to hands-on learning techniques that will provide opportunities for diverse learners in their classrooms to think about materials science and it’s the impact on society through an exploration of AMBERs’ scientific innovations to optical communications, data capacity of the internet in the context of the internet of things.

Climate Futures

Suggested solutions to climate change involve everything from individual behaviour change, community and political action, through to purchasing high-tech products. But how did we get here, how might our responses change in the future and how do we prepare young people to navigate this uncertainty? This modules uses the Junior Cycle as a basis to explore solutions to climate change. You will consider how to support students to make decisions, express their concerns and chart their own course through the climate crisis.

Teacher Survey

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Collaborate with AMBER

AMBER has a strong emphasis on collaboration. Central to AMBER’s research remit are collaborative projects performed with industry partners, and working with academic, industry and wider stakeholder on international and national research programmes.

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