Meet the Irish SonS team – Sean Fogarty

7th February 2017Sean

Sean is currently teaching science, physics and IT at St. Mary’s Secondary School, New Ross, Co. Wexford and  is also the current chairman of the Irish Science Teachers Association. Sean has worked in the past with the PDST delivering in service for Junior Certificate Science and Leaving Certificate Physics. He has also presented various workshops for the ISTA and has been involved with the IoP. He has also worked with PME physics students. 

Motors in a Lunchbox

Sean’s  project involves a simple kit that teachers can easily put together and have ready to provides a very simple class activity where as many groups of  students as required can make a working electric motor. The students will learn and investigate various aspects of magnetism, electricity, energy conversions etc in a fun way, they can even have a competition to see who can interpretation the instructions and build the motor first.

His interests apart from physics include astronomy, space science, marine ecology, photography, hillwalking and more recently, drone flying.

See Sean’s project at the Science on Stage workshop at the ISTA conference in Maynooth on the 8th April.