This week we got our Active Schools Flag. On Monday 11th the Active School inspector visited our school. His name was Liam O'hAolaoin . We showed him how the pitch usually works. He was very impressed with what we do as an Active School. He was delighted to award us another Active Schools Flag. He gave us some helpful tips and we hope we can use them in the future. We are always looking for ways to improve. This is our second Active Schools Flag and will last us the next four years. We are very proud to receive another flag
We had great fun performing various experiments for Science Week.
We have been learning about volcanoes and hibernation in 2nd class. We researched at home and presented our work to the class. Have a look at our AMAZING projects!
We have been learning all about electricity and sound this week in 3rd class. We carried out an experiment to see how a circuit works and we also learned how a switch works. We learned that static electricity doesn't travel through wires and we did an experiment to prove this. We learned about how sound travels and we carried out experiments to help us see how sound feels, how it looks and we made our own 'weird' sounds using straws, plastic and balloons. Have a look at us experimenting in class!
We have been trying out many Science experiments recently including : The balloon that can't be inflated, The floating ball, Dancing raisins, Launching a balloon rocket and Erupting volcanoes. Some of us even brought in our own experiments to try out. Have a look at our pictures and videos below.
This week we have been carrying out very impressive science experiments in our class. We have seen some very interesting things involving water pressure, air pressure, pepper and milk, lava lamps, magnets, water blobs, sinking and floating oranges and coke blowing up balloons. We also saw a diet coke explosion using mentos and how skittles turn water into a rainbow. Here are some pictures of our experiments in action
We have been learning all about various animals and their habitats recently. We researched an animal/sea creature of our choice at home and had fun presenting our findings to the class! Have a look at our finished projects!
This year, as part of Science Week 2019, the Exploration Dome visited our school. The Dome was so exciting ! We learned a lot about The Solar System and how it affects the tide . We watched a short film describing this which was projected onto the dome walls. We also chatted about outer space and the possibility of life on other planets!
Here in Room 10 we have been really busy celebrating Science Week 2019!
We did some experiments in the class based on Capillary Action and how Iron Oxide effects various metals, we had a coding workshop using 'Microbit' and we had our own Science Fair! Judging by the incredibly high standard of projects and experiments, it's fair to say that the future of science is in safe hands here in Galway!
Take a look at some of the photos from the week!
First, we predicted if the boat made of playdough would sink or float in the water. It floated, luckily, we then predicted how many passengers (peas) our boat could hold. It ended up holding over 60 passengers! After we made boats and passengers from our playdough.
We carried out an experiment to see which of these objects would float or sink in water. First we predicted what each item would do. We talked about things that we know float. We also had a discussion about very heavy things, like anchors which do sink but big heavy boats float in the water too. So this was a challenging experiment to predict but we guessed most of the correct answers and had great fun carrying out the experiment.
This week we have been learning about patterns and doing lots of different activities. We even made patterns using ourselves. Can you guess what they are?
Back in October we partook in maths week throughout the school. We worked on maths problems through I.T, games and written work. We had lots of fun! Take a look...
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