Science on Stage Books

Books of teaching ideas and demos selected by the Irish team members at European festivals (2000-2017) have been produced. These books have been sent to all science teachers in Ireland and can be downloaded in PDF format here. The development and distribution of the books has been made possible by support from CASTeL at Dublin City University, the Institute of Physics (IoP) in Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Programme and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST).


Science on Stage Videos

Videos (in English and Irish) of teaching ideas selected by Irish team members at European Festivals (2000-2019) have been produced. The production of these video resources has been made possible by support from CASTeL at Dublin City University, the Institute of Physics (IoP) in Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Programme and the Professional Development Services for Teachers (PDST).



Science on Stage Resources (video, pdf)

Genetic drift
Opening Flowers Capillary Action
Natural alternatives to antiseptics
Disc ‘Rotography’
Fat-binding products
Make your own 3D cell
Greener Greens
Left and right dominance
Mirror illusion images
Beaky feeding frenzy
Water Pollution with Nail Polish
From mouth to toilet
It’s a green world! - (Part 1)
It’s a green world! - (Part 2)
It’s a green world! - (Part 3)
It's a green world! - (Part 4)
Enzyme action with Lego
Genetics and Lego
The Strength of a Seed Project
The Wonderful World of Woodlice
Effect of salinity on crop plant (grass) germination and seedling growth rates
Going Bananas!
Effect of alcohol and caffeine on the heart rate of the water flea Daphnia
The importance of Water
Hunting Jellybeans
The survival game
Game of Clones
Bubble and Squeak
Carbon Copy with Lemon Juice
Electrolysis of Water
Maths and Chemistry
Steel Wool Sparkler
Zippie Chemistry 1: Acid-Base Reactions
Zippie Chemistry 2: Precipitation Reactions
Zippie Chemistry 3: Endothermic / Exothermic
Zippie Chemistry 4: Gel Formation
Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic Compound
Precipitation using PolyPocket sleeves
Electrolysis using PolyPocket sleeves
Electrochemistry in hydrogel balls
Precipitation reactions in hydrogel balls
Exploding Bubbles
Chemical Tea
The Blue Bottle
Have fun with bubbles
Getting to know the elements of your smartphone
Diffusion using plant life
Cloud in a Bottle
Piezoelectric Sparker
Boiling Point of Water
Osmotic Pressure
New properties from superficial changes#1 Mechanical Properties
New properties from superficial changes# The wetness of sands
Polypocket Chemistry#1- acidity of solutions
Polypocket Chemistry#2- Exploring hydrochloric acid
Bubble Motion Inside a Bottle
Density of Apple and Tomato
Cartesian diver using dropper and food dye
Racing Candles
Submarine Model
Sinking Orange
Twinkle, twinkle, little star (laser)
Ballistic Pendulum Bullet
Teaching Speed with Graphs
Convection Current Spinning Wheel
The obedient pet can
Colliding discs
Centre of Mass
Levers and fulcrum
Friction and normal reaction
Slinky Seismometer
Magnus effect with plastic cups
Lets twist again
Hanging hammers
Vector nature of momentum
Pulleys in equilibrium
Gravity and Friction
Floating Yen
What does the scales say?
Balancing Coke Cans
Anyone for Tennis?
Deflection of a water jet
Rolling jars of sugar
Rolling spools with wide and narrow hubs
g by freefall
Rolling Coke cans
The boat full of holes
Fountain in a bottle
Archimedes yacht
Angular Momentum with a frying pan
Float an aluminium boat on gas!
Balancing bird
Centre of gravity
Elastic catapult
Rotating cup
Boats: 1. Elastic paddle boat
Boats: 2. Water powered boat
Boats: 3. Simple steam boats
Boats: 4. Steam Boat
Projectiles: 1. Mouse projectile
Projectiles: 2. Straw projectile
Projectiles: 3. Air projectile
Projectiles: 4. Toilet roll projectile
Projectiles: 5. Foam Projectile
Inverted glass of water
Is it pure gold?
Euler's Disc
Ketchup Cartesian diver
Water Bottles Drop
Bead fountain
Centre of mass
Floating Cork and Surface Tension
Surface tension demonstrations
How not to sink!
Relative flotation 1
Relative flotation 2
Titanic model
Polydenisty Bottle
Hare's Apparatus
Trying to weigh air?
An even Simpler Motor
A Human Hand battery
A two-part Ammeter
Button Magnets in a Test tube
Charged Rod and Finger
Dancing Foil
Diamagnetic Water
Electrical conduction through the Human Body
Electrostatic Attraction & Repulsion With Straws
Floating LEDs
Magnetic Brakes
Paper Electroscope
Printing Magnetic Fields
Six Magnets in a Test Tube
String as a Conductor of Electricity
FET Electroscope
Magnetic Vehicle
Magnetohydrodynamic Effect
Running Bug
Magnetic Train
Aluminium Pie Pan Electroscope
Emag Spectrum RADIO
Emag Spectrum MICRO
Emag Spectrum XRAY /GAMMA
Emag Spectrum INFRA RED
Emag Spectrum UV
Swinging Magnet
Induction Motors
Principle of a Galvanometer
Franklin's Bell
Things to do with a USB current monitor
Make a graphite resistor
Lenz’s Cooking Foil
Washing machine electricity generator
Things to do with a USB current monitor
Make a Curie motor
Diffraction of light from LEDs
Electronic Circuits 1
Electronic Circuits 2
Action and Reaction Newton's third law
An air-powered Straw Rocket
Amazing Swinging Coat Hanger and Coin
A Peacock's Feather
Apple, Hammer and Sir Isaac Newton
A Teabag Rocket
Archimedes Tug of War
Balancing spoon, fork and match on glass
Bank Card, Coins and Water Surface Tension
Boomerang Ball
Bouncing Balls
Bouncing water
Bubbles in Free Fall
Can you balance 6 nails on 1
Cartesian Diver Using a Bottle and a Test Tube
Centripetal Force
Climbing Playing Cards - Friction on Two Strings
Defying Gravity - 1
Earth and Moon Jump
Fountain in a Bottle
If you push the wall, will it move
Investigating Flight
Measuring Friction with Metre Sticks
Rolling Dumbell
Rolling Roses on an Incline
Surface Tension in a Glass of Water
Surface Tension Water knot
The Power of the Wind
Defying gravity Bernoulli
Which syringe is easiest to push
Gravity & Friction
Five buttons and gravity
Science Principals
Sweet Diffusion
Rainbow Bridge
Ready, Steady, Launch - Fun with Fizzy Rockets!
Circus Show
Sierpinski Fractals
Multilingual Science & Maths literacy
Predict, Observe, Explain
Coin goes through rubber
Head-shrinking illusion!
Benham's disc
Levitation illusion!
Metals are good conductors of heat
Potato Gun (Boyle's Law)
Water blender
Water Heat Absorption
Crookes Radiometer
Camera Obscura
CD & DVD Diffraction Patterns in Water
Diffraction Grating from a Teabag
Focusing of the Human Eye
Green Laser Microscope
Mirror Reflections
See the IR light
Sun Cream UV Absorption
Twinkle, twinkle, little star (laser)
Velocity of light in water
3-D Image formation and Filters
Refraction due to changing wave speed
Black absorbs heat radiation
Which Balloons Pop?
Optical sets using gelatine
Lasers and fluorescence in olive oil
Exploring multiple reflections – 1
Exploring multiple reflections - 2
A timeline of light
Text to Light
How to send a message around the bend
Modelling total internal reflection within a fibre optic cable using plain mirrors
Light to text
What's the best colour of light for fiber optics?
How laser light is different from non-laser light?
Light intensity - from space to street lamps
Finger LED colour mixing
Experiments with UV beads
Numeracy with Knitting
Sensory integration in mathematics
Exploring area and volume
Height & circumference of a cylinder
The Möbius Zip
Lissajous figures
Inverse Square Law - with Oranges
Atmospheric Pressure 1
Atmospheric Pressure 2
Balloon in a Bottle
Bernouli Balloons
Bionic Plungers
Marshmallows and Air Pressure
Simple Hovercraft
Tornado, Water and Flame
Two straws better than one
Coke-can Anemometer
Estimating atmospheric pressure
Air race between identical pieces of paper
The Bernoulli effect 3: the slipstream
Magic water bottle
Thumb Tack Cushion
Balloons and air pressure
Biscuit Tin Balloon
Lego Harmonics
Mouth Organ Lollies
Sound is a Waveform
Triangle as musical instrument
Speed of Sound in Air using Smart phone
Fans make noise
Sound Propagation in metal
Sounds around us
Easy Doppler effect
Musical sticks
Crowing cup, mooing bucket
Oscillating Pendulums
Propagation of Waves
Standing Waves using a Coffee Whisk
Waves in key ring chain