The boys and girls in 6th Class worked together on science experiments during science week. These experiments were then presented in a science fair attended by other classes and teachers last week. Projects on topics ranging from submarines to water vacuums and mixing liquids to exploring tannins were presented. It was thoroughly enjoyable!!
During science week we learned about reflection and periscopes proved to be a perfect example of the law of reflection at work. We found that when light falls on a mirror at an angle it is reflected off the mirror at a similar angle. We placed our two parallel mirrors at angles of 45 degrees and so light fell on them and bounced off them at 45 degrees. The total angle through which light was turned was 90 degrees meaning we could see around a corner or look at things that were too high up to see.
We were very lucky during Science Week to be visited by Sonja who brought in many boxes of K'nex.We had lots of fun making many creations.
We have been very busy with Science week here in Room 10!
We carried out a variety of experiments in class - from proving that the density of water is in between those of oil and honey, to proving that both oxygen & water are necessary for Iron Oxide (rusting) to occur.
We concluded the week with our own Science Fair. We witnessed some amazing experiments! From making "Lava Lamps", to showing how the chemical reaction of bi-carbonate of soda can cause a balloon to inflate, from looking at the real sugar content of "healthy" foods to making bottles of Coca Cola explode... we had a huge variety of exciting experiments!! We were even fortunate enough to watch a 3D printer in action - using computer software and a special type of plastic called 'PLA' - we watched a 3D Christmas tree come to life!
Take a look at a few of the highlights from the day!
I'm sure you'll agree that the future of Science and Engineering here in Galway is in very safe hands!
The fourth annual Galway Primary School Science Quiz was held on Friday, November 16th in St. Mary's College. 45 teams of fifth and sixth class pupils from the city and county participated in the quiz including three teams from Bushypark NS. As always, questions were tricky and the scoreboard was very tight throughout the quiz, with all Bushypark teams representing themselves very well. At the end of the six rounds one of the Bushypark teams was in joint first place and so a tie breaker was necessary to decide on the winning team. After a tense few minutes Bushypark NS were crowned the winners after answering the question, "How far in kilometres is it from earth to the nearest star?", correctly. Congratulations and well done to all the pupils who represented the school so well and to all at St. Mary's for organising another great quiz.
We had a fun in Room 14 carrying out lots of science experiments this week! We did an experiment with celery and food dye to see how plants drink. We carried out various experiments on sound vibrations. We made different types of bridges using paper and tested their strength with coins. We also watched as carbonated bubbles stuck to raisins and caused them to dance in water!
The theme of anti-bullying week this year was 'Choose Respect'. We discussed this in class and each day we followed a particular theme such as 'Pay a Compliment Day' and 'Make a new Buddy Day'. We did lots of written and art activities based on the themes also !
As part of Science Week 2018 we were given the task of completing a science experiment to share with our class. We did great work and produced wonderful work. Have a look at our experiments in action:
We had great fun doing experiments this week for Science Week. We did experiments such as 'where is your blind spot?', dancing raisins, balloon experiments such as launching a balloon rocket and the inflatable balloon where we made predictions about what would happen. We also had a lava lamp and saw how heat changed the wax and we floated a ping pong ball using a hairdryer. Some of us even tried them at home. Check out our pictures and videos below!
We had a very busy week designing Anti-bullying posters and slogans for our classroom. We learned our song 'Hey Bully' and our poem; 'I'll be there for you'.
We tried out a lot of new experiments this week such as, Examining which is our Dominant eye- while looking at a small object in the distance.
The Dancing Raisins - Investigating how the raisins sink to the bottom of a jar while in water, however the 'dance' at the top of the jar in 7up!
Where is my Blind Spot -using a cross and a spot on a page.
Say the colour not the Word - Check this out on UTube.
Some children in our class even brought in their own experiments from home. Well done All. What an exciting week we had!
We had great fun learning about how an orange with its peel on floats and how it sinks without it. Then we made and designed our own boats from playdough. We managed to fit 42 passengers (peas) in our little boat before it sank.
As you know it is Science week in Bushypark this week and we have been experimenting! We made a homemade volcano using washing up liquid, vinegar. bicarbonate of soda and food colouring. When you mix vinegar (an acid) and bicarbonate of soda (an alkali) they react. We used half a plastic bottle to make our volcano and discussed how we could make the experiment better and decided a slimmer container would work even better.
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