Junior Cycle - Science


Key Skills





Key Skills in Junior Cert


There are six key skills in junior cert. For information on each one  click here.


Some information on methodologies to support the implementatin of key skills in your classroom. 



 Planning to support mixed ability teaching

 Questions using Bloom's Taxonomy



                             LINKS TO CURRICULUM BASED RESOURCES






 NCTE Web Resources





  Science Fact sheet



The following methodoligies can be used for implementing key skills:


Graphic Organisers

"A picture is worth a thousand words."


What is a concrete model/graphic organiser?


A concrete model/graphic organiser is usually a one page form with blank areas for the student to fill in ideas and information.  Some organisers are very specific while others can be used with many topics.    Read more


Graphic Organisers for Teaching and Learning

Blank Graphic Organisers for class use (with some samples)



Little Book Methodology


The Little Book Methodology is a way of getting students to learn small pieces of information (e.g. definitions) by teaching each other. 


How to create and use the Little Book

Powerpoint for demonstrating the Little Book to students



Links to Web 2.0 Tools for Creating Resources
Video Animoto
Video Download Photo Story
Sound Recording Download Audacity
Word Clouds Wordle
World Clouds with shapes Tagxedo
Crosswords, Wordsearches Puzzle Maker
Flashcards and Vocabulary Quizlet
Flashcards, Hangman, Crosswords, Matching Exercises Studystack