3rd class really enjoyed gathering conkers from around the school grounds and learning the rules of the game “conker war”. The children learned all about the native trees and their seeds in their pursuit to find conkers.
Category: Step 1: Science
6 hands-on science investigations, with at least one from each of the four strands.
Dogs trust came to visit our school to educate the children on how to properly care for a dog. We also found out what we should do in the event that a dog became overly excited. A very enjoyable and informative day.
Making Jelly hands – Infants
Junior infants had great fun making jelly hands and seeing how the materials used turn from a liquid to a jelly mould.
Air Quality with GLOBE
Last year we took part in an initiative where we tested the air quality in our area using tubes sent to us by GLOBE. We compared our results last year to other schools around Ireland. We were one of 26 schools to take part and had the cleanest air ! This year we took part again but due to COVID 19 we are still awaiting results. It will be interesting to compare our results from this year with last year’s results.
5th class are extremely lucky to have a very kind and caring pupil amongst them. One of our 5th class children rescued a hedgehog, learned all about a hedgehog’s habitat and what foods they should eat and re-created that habitat at home until the hedgehog was well enough to return to the wild.
Science at home – birdwatching
One of our eagle eyed pupils sent us a photo of a very rare albino pheasant that they spotted at home in their back garden. When we contacted birdwatch Ireland they confirmed that the bird indeed was a rare albino pheasant and gave us some interesting facts about it.
The infants really enjoyed blowing bubbles today. Did you know that it helps to build muscles in your body and that this helps with our speech. You really have to learn to control your breath to get some big bubbles!!
The infants had great fun finding seeds from trees in our school grounds. They brought them back into class and compared them to apple seeds. The conkers were much bigger!
F says ‘f’ as in fingerprint
Junior infants examined their unique fingerprints when they were learning the letter ‘f’. They had fun using the magnifying glass to see their fingerprints up close.
2nd class had great fun designing and creating catapults from Lego. They really used their imagination and came up with some fabulous designs. Testing them was the best part for sure!
3rd class were busy planting seeds, they planted different types of flowers to see which seeds would germinate first.
Seeing the magic behind this chemical reaction.
How it works:
Milk is made up of mostly water but it does contain vitamins, minerals, proteins and small droplets of fat. The fat and proteins are super sensitive to changes in the milk and so when the dishwashing liquid is added a chemical reaction occurs.
The soap and fat work hard to join together, which causes the movement. When food colouring is added we are able to witness this chemical reaction occurring.