Rang a 6 took part in the explorers education programme delivered by galway aquarium in conjunction with the marine institute.
The Explorers Education Programme™ aims to build on Ireland’s marine and maritime heritage by increasing awareness of the value, opportunities and social benefits of our ocean wealth and identity.
Rang a 5/6 investigated the effects of coffee, tea and coke on teeth in particular with regard to staining.
Rang a 1 created 2D shapes with lollipop sticks – they identified the properties of the shapes (vertices, sides).
The children from all classes got to program small robots during science week. We used ozobot robots who follow instructions through colour codes and we used dash and dot robots who follow blockly commands.
Rang a 1 had great fun picking up tissue using the static electricity generated by rubbing a balloon on their heads. Some heads generated more than others.
Rang a 1 have planted some turnip seeds for our incredible edible garden. The seeds have germinated on our classroom window and in about two weeks we will plant them out. They will be ready to harvest in the Autumn.
Rang a 1 had great fun examining our heart rates. First we felt for our heartbeats and then we had fun dancing to one of the gonoodle songs. After, we checked our heartbeats again and they were much faster.
Rang a 1 planted a strawberry plant they received as part of the incredible edible’s programme in a hanging basket while Rang a 3/4 planted theirs in the ground. We are going to examine which plants give us the biggest juiciest strawberries.
Rang a 4 were busy learning all about carrots and how to plant the seeds directly into the soil. They also learned about the carrot’s biggest pest the carrot root fly. The carrots are sowed now and we just need to keep the bed weed free and watered and thin out the carrots when they emerge.
Rang a 5/6 investigated the effects of sun cream on leaves. The large leaf had sun cream applied to it and all leaves were left in the sun over a number of days. All of the other leaves wilted and burnt.