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Our whole sch0ol has carried out lots of experiments exploring the four strands of the Science Curriculum:

Living Things

Energy and Forces

Materials and Change

Environmental Awareness and Care

 

Junior Infants:

Experiment: Paper Helicopters

Strand: Energy and Forces

 

Senior Infants:

Experiment: Making Rockets

Strand: Forces

 

 

Experiment: Investigating Forces

Strand: Energy and Forces

1st Class:

Experiment: Magnetism/Go Fish

Strand: Energy and Forces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

Experiment: Making Slime

Strand: Materials and Change

 

Experiment: How Plants Eat their Food

Strand: Living Things

 

 

Experiment: Electrical Circuits and Static Electricity

Strand: Energy and Forces

 

 

2nd Class:

Experiment: Planting winter flowering pansies and crocus

Strand: Living Things/Environmental Awareness and Care

 

 

 

Experiment: Experimenting with Pushing and Pulling Forces

Strand: Energy and Forces

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Class:

Experiment: Investigating Forces

Strand: Energy and Forces

      

 

4th Class:

Experiment: Making Goop

Strand: Materials and Change

 

 

Experiment: Gravity Cup

Strand: Energy and Forces

 

 

Experiment: Exploding Bag

Strand: Materials and Change

 

5th Class:

Experiment: Investigating Hedgerows and the Ecosystem

Strand: Living Things/Environmental Awareness and Care

       

6th Class:

Experiment: ‘Zero Waste’ Investigation – Greystones Beach

Strand: Environmental Awareness and Care

 

 

  

Experiment: Dissolving Candy Canes

Strand: Materials and change

 

Experiment: Space Projects

Strands: Environmental Awareness and Care

       

 

Experiment: Oreo Moon Phases

Strand: Energy and Forces

   

 

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Visitors to the School/School Trips

Sixth class took a trip to the amazing Lexicon Library in Dun Laoighre to attend a Light Learning workshop and engaged in some experiments with lazers to see how light reflects, amongst other things.

          

 

Christine from ‘Anyone for Science’ carried out a ‘Colourful Chemistry’ demonstration/workshop for 3rd – 6th classes. It was absolutely fantastic!

 

3rd and 4th classes visited Glendalough to celebrate ‘Tree Day’ as part of the Environmental Awareness and Care and Living Things strands.

 

Emelyn from SEAI came to speak to a number of classes about Energy..

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The whole school really enjoyed science week and took part in a range of activities. Have a look at the things we all got up to:

Monday: Each child designed a promotional ‘Science Week’ poster. Christine from ‘Anyone for Science’ visited 3rd – 6th classes.

Tuesday: Each class carried out their own science experiments.

Wednesday: Each class buddied up with another class to complete an experiment. The ‘Buddy List’ was as follows:

Senior Class Junior Class
Aisling’s 6th Julie’s JI
Ciara’s 5th Emmett’s 2nd
Caoimhe’s 5th Michael’s 2nd
Laura’s 4th Kate’s 1st
Aoife’s 4th Katie’s 1st
Luke’s 3rd Rebecca’s SI
Conor’s 3rd Seán’s SI
Tom’s 2nd Fiona’s SI

 

Thursday: Inventor Day – each class studied an inventor.

Class Inventor Invention
JI James Naismith Basketball
SI Charles Babbage Computer
1st Jane Goodall Studied chimpanzees in the wild for many years
2nd Steve Jobs iPhone
3rd Larry Page and Sergey Brin Google
4th Marie Curie Physicist who discovered radioactivity
5th Charles Drew Doctor and scientist who helped create blood banks for World War II.
6th Francis Crick and James Watson DNA

 

 

Friday: There were science table quizzes and lots of children dressed up in their best science-inspired costumes!

 

Have a look at some of the pictures below: