Junior Certificate Science
The units of work developed for the Junior Certificate Science section of this website were chosen to reflect just some of the areas where Energy links to the subject. There are many areas of the Science Curriculum that link to Energy, so many in fact that Energy could be considered the underlying theme throughout, but too many to be included here at this stage.
The chosen Units of work cover the applications of Energy to sections of physics in the Units 1 Heat and 2 Electricity. Unit 3 Food & Ecology applies to the Biology section of the curriculum and Unit 4 Climate Change, to Earth Science.
Materials developed include some background information on the topic, with suggested web links for more details, and a number of activities. Activities require no complicated or specialist materials. There are experiments, information gathering exercises (for home or in class), worksheets, puzzles, and problem solving challenges.
Each Unit includes printable datasheets which can be copied and used to record results. Questions at the bottom of the datasheets can later be used for evaluation of understanding.
Download the JC Science module as a pdf to print and use in the classroom- JC Science module (pdf)
An introduction to heat and temperature
An introduction to electricity
An introduction to energy in food
An introduction to the Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change