Exploring Stem Cells for Secondary Schools - CÚRAM

CÚRAM guideLooking for a guide to introducing stem cell biology to secondary students? Download CÚRAM's Exploring Stem Cells for Secondary Schools Lesson Plan Booklet and presentation. 

Developed "by teachers for teachers", this lesson plan covers the basics of questions around stem cell biology; what is a stem cell? What is the difference between different types of cells? Why are scientists so interested in studying stem cells and their potential uses?


Stem Cells Secondary Lesson Plan Booklet6.63 MB Stem Cells Secondary Presentation7.71 MB

CÚRAM Teacher in Residence Project


curam logoAbout CÚRAMs Teachers in Residence programme:

"CÚRAM is the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices.

CÚRAMs Teachers in Residence programme  supports both primary and secondary school teachers in science education and promotes equal opportunities in science for all students in the classroom. The programme has ten places available annually, for five primary and five secondary school teachers to participate with priority given to teachers from DEIS schools.

Teachers work directly with researchers  to develop content for the classroom, while learning about the medical device research being carried out at CÚRAM that will improve the quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses like Parkinson’s and heart disease. During the residency, teachers will be introduced to and linked to the range of educational resources provided by Science Foundation Ireland and to the ReelLife Science video competition for primary and secondary schools. A guest speaker will  lead a discussion around encouraging equal opportunities in STEM careers for both boys and girls and teachers will also have the opportunity to attend educational workshops with their students, run by CÚRAM, during the Galway Science and Technology Festival."

Learn more about the program and additional teaching resources at: http://www.curamdevices.ie/curam/public-engagement/teachers-in-residenc…;