SCIENCE WEEK: 8TH - 12TH NOVEMBER 2021
All classes had great fun this week experimenting with various materials and concepts. 5th and 6th class enjoyed a fantastic workshop in Ballyroan library learning about hovercrafts.
3rd and 4th class enjoyed a brilliant online workshop with Niall O'Dwyer courtesy of SFI - thank you so much! They learned about static electricity. During the week they experimented with eggs and gelatine to learn about various properties of materials
1st and 2nd also experimented with various materials. They investigated which materials would provide the strongest protective structure for eggs of all things!!!
SPACE WEEK : 4TH - 8TH OCTOBER 2021
Wow, what a fantastic week we had for Space Week. The children in Junior & Senior Infants learned all about astronauts and rockets. They had great fun colouring them in and cutting them out. They made "silly solar systems". They read stories and poems about space. In first and second class they made supersonic rockets and my goodness they really did "blast off!" They also wrote about their own, original planets and made some rocket art. In third and fourth class, they learned about the science of "Thrust" and they watched their balloon rocket zoom across a string as the air escaped. They too designed stunning planets. In 5th and 6th class, the children were delighted to receive a beautiful picture of the moon taken for us by Blackrock Castle Observatory. They made incredible 3D planets with papier maché. The school "Conversation Coaxer" table had a 3D depiction of the planets in our solar system using fruit and vegetables. Mind you, there was some problems with certain planets finding their way into some teacher's lunches!!!!!!