Greenwave is a mass science experiment involving primary schools across Ireland. It examines and records how spring arrives in Ireland.
Students observe and record when certain plants and animals react to the longer days and warmer temperatures, in order to find out whether the “green wave” of spring moves from south to north across Ireland or inland from the coast to the centre of the country.
Taking part in Greenwave is a practical way to support the teaching of the SESE curriculum. The students develop their skills in:
- Recognising patterns
- Estimating and measuring
- Recording and communicating
Schools registered in the Discover Primary Science and Maths programme can also earn credit towards their Award of Science Excellence by taking part in Greenwave. A total of 153 Irish primary schools took part in the 2011 mass science project.