• Explorers Science Experiment - Expanding Marshmallows

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine how the physical properties of a vacuum affect materials.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Goo/Oobleck Solution

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to introduce students to chemistry by observing non-Newtonian solutions and to examine the physical effect pressure has on these substances.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Hydrothermal Vents

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine the physical and chemical properties of hydrothermal vents and how water temperature and salt levels affect the oceans as a whole.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Oil and Water Interactions

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine how oil and water interact physically when undisturbed and to examine how this interaction is changed both physically and chemically by the addition of effervescent tablets.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Rockets

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to look at the physical effects of pressure in a confined space.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Slime

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine how simple substances can be mixed together to form a new independent substance with unique chemical properties.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Volcanoes

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine the chemical reaction between acids and bases.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Water Salinity, Temperature and Ocean Currents

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine how the differences in water movement between salt water and freshwater and how they interact with each other.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Whirlpool in a Bottle

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine the physical properties of water when flowing through a confined space and to observe how this flow can be altered to speed up or slow down the water.
    • Explorers Science Experiment – Rockets (Maths Extension)

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2013)
      Fifth/Sixth Class. Strand: Mathematics. Strand Unit: Measures, numbers and data
    • Explorers Shark Species from Around the World Poster

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2020)
      The Explorers Shark Species from Around the World Poster provides illustrations of over twenty sharks found in the ocean around the world. Information about the sharks includes the adult shark length, weight and life expectancy.
    • Explorers The Real Map of Ireland Poster and Activity sheet

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; O'Driscoll, Deirdre (Marine Institute, 2018)
      The Explorers Real Map of Ireland Poster and Activity sheet is double-sided and includes an illustration of Ireland’s marine territory on one side and activities on the other. Ireland’s ocean territory is ten times the size of the island of Ireland. The currently designated Irish Continental Shelf, represented by the red line on the map, shows the Republic of Ireland's current territorial waters, which extends out across the North Atlantic Ocean and includes parts of the Irish and Celtic Seas. This area includes one of the largest marine Exclusive Economic Zones in the European Union. The activity sheet on the back includes a word-find and word-jumble, where children can learn the names of the areas of the ocean. It also includes an art activity, drawing the Marine Institute’s research vessels that are used for seabed mapping in Ireland.
    • Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Information sheets

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Manning, Eimear (Marine Institute, 2021)
      The Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore explores all of the amazing animals, seaweeds, and plants that can be found around Ireland's shore lines. There are 8 information sheets that can be used in the classroom to help teachers and children with their seashore discovery.
    • Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Poster

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Manning, Eimear (Marine Institute, 2021)
      The Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Poster includes forty photographs of animals that are typically found on the Irish seashore. Each of the animals are listed under their species headings including: Seashells • Sliogáin; Fish • Éisc; Crustacean • Crústaigh; Jellies, Anemones and Corals • Smugaurlí, Bundúin agus Coiréalaigh; Sponges and Squirts • Spúinsí agus Ascaidí; Stars and Urchins • Crosóga agus Cuáin; and Worms • Péisteanna. Each photo also includes the animals common and Irish names.
    • Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore Species Activity sheets and Worksheets

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2021)
      The Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore explores all of the amazing animals, seaweeds, and plants that can be found around Ireland's shore lines. There are information sheets that can be used alongside these Activity Sheets & Worksheets to help teachers and children with their seashore discovery.
    • Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore Species Illustrations for Visual Arts

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2021)
      The Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore Species Illustrations for Visual Arts include over twenty seashore animal illustrations that can be used for visual arts and other cross curricular lesson plans. The visual arts sheets maybe used for projects and visual art classes including colouring, painting or use of textiles to demonstrate the children’s discovery and understanding of the seashore. The sheets are divided into species and include Shellfish, Crustaceans, Fish, Jellies & Corals, Stars & Urchins and lots more, and provide a caption box for children to write fun facts and details of their work. Click 'View more files' below the thumbnail images for more worksheets.
    • Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore – Living Things Seashore Ecology Presentation

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Burke, Noirin (Marine Institute, 2021)
      The Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore PowerPoint LIVING THINGS SEASHORE ECOLOGY Presentation can be used for science classes learning about living things as well as other cross curricular lesson plans. The Presentations can be used as PowerPoint or interactive presentations on a Whiteboard. The presentation includes lots of photographs of the seashore animals.
    • Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore – Sorting and Classifying Seashore Animals Presentation

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Burke, Noirin (Marine Institute, 2021)
      The Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore PowerPoint SORTING & CLASSIFYING SEASHORE ANIMALS Presentation can be used for science classes learning about living things as well as other cross curricular lesson plans. The Presentations can be used as PowerPoint or interactive presentations on a Whiteboard. The presentation includes lots of photographs of the seashore animals.
    • Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore: Living Things - Simple Presentation

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Burke, Noirin (Marine Institute, 2021)
      The Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore PowerPoint LIVING THINGS SIMPLE PRESENTATION can be used for junior science classes learning about living things on the seashore. The presentation looks at seaweeds and a selection of the different types of animals that are found on the seashore including jellyfish, crabs and fish. The Presentations can be used as PowerPoint or interactive presentations on a Whiteboard.
    • Exploring the ‘Public Goods Game’ model to overcome the Tragedy of the Commons in fisheries management

      Kraak, S. B. M. (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), 2010)
      In situations of declining or depleted fish stocks, exploiters seem to have fallen prey to the Tragedy of the Commons, which occurs when the maximisation of short-term self-interest produces outcomes leaving all participants worse off than feasible alternatives would. Standard economic theory predicts that in social dilemmas, such as fishing from a common resource, individuals are not willing to cooperate and sacrifice catches in the short term, and that, consequently, the resource is overharvested. However, over the last decades, a multitude of research has shown that humans often achieve outcomes that are “better than rational” by building conditions where reciprocity, reputation, and trust help to overcome the temptations of short-term self-interest. The evolution of the natural human tendency to cooperate under certain conditions can be explained, and its neuro-physiological and genetic bases are being unravelled. Nevertheless, fisheries management still often deploys top-down regulation and economic incentives in its aim to regulate fisher behaviour, and under-utilizes the potential for spontaneous responsible fisher behaviour through setting conditions that enhance natural cooperative tendencies. Here I introduce this body of knowledge on how to overcome the Tragedy of the Commons to the audience of fisheries scientists, hoping to open up novel ways of thinking in this field. I do this through a series of thought experiments, based on actual published experiments, exploring under what conditions responsible and cooperative fisher behaviour can be expected. Keys include reputation-building and indirect reciprocity, face-to-face communication, knowledge on the state of the resource, and self-decision on rules and sanctions.