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Science Week

For Science week, 1st class began scientists and worked on a number of science experiments with the help of 4th Class. We did experiments using food colouring, vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and tissue. we also found out what sort of fingerprints we have.

Science Week Rocket Workshop

Science Week Rocket Workshop

On the Friday of Science week, the seniors went to the Science Ireland Rocket Workshop with Declan in the Mayo Museum of Country Life. There we learned lost of things about rockets, launches, air pressure and and fuel! We even … Continue reading

Science Assembly

Science Assembly

A big thanks to all the teachers and young scientists who made our science week such a success. We finished the week off on a great note with a science assembly in the hall where … Continue reading

Science Week – Experiments

Science Week – Experiments

We carried out some more experiments today.
They both involve chemical reactions. First we put ‘Mentos’ sweets into a bottle of ‘Coke’. It caused the Coke to gush out of the bottle.
Then we put baking soda into a balloon. We put the balloon over a bottle containing vinegar. When the baking soda is tipped into the … Continue reading Science Week – Experiments

Clontuskert in National Geographic

Clontuskert in National Geographic

St. Augustine’s NS Clontuskert has been mentioned in the National Geographic as part of the international Climate Action Project #ClimateActionP We have been representing Ireland in this project and collaborating with 250 other schools globally to action change against global … Continue reading

Junior Infants aistear

We are really enjoying our Aistear this month. Today we made a potion, great fun!      

Space Week –

Space Week –

We received this beautiful unique photograph of the moon from CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork, as part of Space Week 2017.
 

Marble Run

4th Class were involved in a group project in which they had to create a ‘Marble Run’ out of recycled materials. Their object was to make the marble move as slowly as possible. The run had to be 2m in length and they were free to come up with whatever design and obstacles they wished. The finished projects were amazing! They were all so
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Want to know how many bones the body has? Ask the juniors!!!

Want to know how many bones the body has? Ask the juniors!!!

The juniors have been learning lots of great facts about the human body!
Look at the great displays they made in pairs

Can you Balance?

Can you Balance?

In order to balance when you are standing your centre of gravity should be over your feet. When you are standing and bend forwards your centre of gravity starts to move forward too. Normally, you’d compensate by sticking your bum out behind you.
In this experiment you stand with your back and heels against a wall/door. … Continue reading Can you Balance?

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