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Blackrock Castle Observatory

Let's explore the Universe!

We continue with our amazing trip to the magnificent town of Cork. Your next stop now is at Blackrock Castle Observatory where you will be able to discover how many fantastic things you can explore in a place like this.  

This castle was restored in 1828 and it is owned by Cork County Council and it has got an impressive observatory and a visitor center. It is next to the shores of the River Lee. It is surrounded by very beautiful landscape. The observatory offers fun and educational things to do for children, families, school groups, and science fans. 

Discovering Cork and County Cork is becoming a truly unforgettable experience!

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • read about the Blackrock Castle Observatory.
  • organized information about Cork at the Google site.

Read about how to recycle in your classroom. Why don't you take a look at what is on right now? Visit the official website of Blackrock Castle Observatory. Which show would you choose? How much would you have to pay for one ticket?

Remember that Blackrock Castle Observatory must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskrecycling and #projectcork). Write a tweet telling @blackrockcastle which section of their website do you like the most.

Your task: sharing sources

Task.  Step 4: Improve your investigation sharing the links you have visited with your classmates.  

It is a perfect moment to share the links you have visited with other classmates in order to improve the resources you can add to your investigation report. 

Your challenge: Cork at the Google Site

Challenge. Step 5: Organizing the Cork entry at your Google Site

At this step, you have to finish the Cork entry at the Google Site.

Each group ( 2 / 3 people) has to organize the information you have searched about Cork at your Google Site. Creativity in the distibution of the contents is very important. The requirements to finish the entry are:

  • some text about what to do in the city,
  • and two links to printable guides, leaflets, brochures.

If you and your group consider that you can add more details to these requirements,you can freely add them to your site.

Learning Diary

Learning Diary. Step 5: Posting the link to your group's Google Site about the Cork Challenge. 

At this step, you have to write a post at your blog where you share the link of your challenge about Cork.

Writing Tools
Peter O'Shea. Writting tools (CC BY)
You also have to include a summary of which aspects you have changed, which you have kept and why.