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Gravity with Clowns

Gravity with Clowns

Today in school we learned how to balance clowns on our fingers. First we coloured in clowns and then we stuck it on a piece of card, then cut it out.  At first, we could make it balance on its head but we had to try to balance it on its nose.
To do this, we used … Continue reading Gravity with Clowns

Invisible Ink using lemon juice

Invisible Ink using lemon juice

We tried to make invisible ink, using lemon juice, but we need to try this experiment again. We think we might have left the pages too long and the ink no longer works.

Will the flowers drink the coloured water?

Will the flowers drink the coloured water?

We did an experiment to see if our white flowers would change if we placed them in water colored with food colouring.
We were very surprised by the results. In some of the glasses none of the water was drunk by the flowers. The blue food colouring worked the best.
The water traveled to the very edge … Continue reading Will the flowers drink the coloured water?

Design a Bridge

Design a Bridge

What we did: We made bridges using sheets of paper and tested them with toy cars.
The challenge: Make the bridges strong enough to support the cars.
What we learned: The material from which a structure is made is important but you can strengthen a material by changing its shape.
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Visit from teachers and pupils of Greenhills College

We had an amazing and fun time with teachers and pupils from Greenhills College yesterday. We made a lego maze, did coding, used electronics to make lego pieces move and played a lego number line game. We watched some videos taken in the college, they …

STEM Workshop

5th class travelled to the Model Gallery for a workshop on constructing Hydrogen powered cars.

The Inside of Foood

As part of Aistear we also did an experiment looking at the insides of fruits. We saw that some fruits were a lot different inside to their outsides. We really enjoyed this and used our fruits to make prints with paint.

Science Week- Design and Make a Lava Lamp

Science Week- Design and Make a Lava Lamp

Apparatus- Vegetable Oil, Water, Measuring Jug, Plastic bottle(s), food colouring, Alka Seltzer Tablets.
 
Background info and Experiment:
Chemical Energy is energy that is released during chemical reactions. Alka Seltzer tablets contain two chemicals (Citric Acid and Bread Soda) that react when they meet water. This produces Carbon Dioxide (CO2).  Oil is lighter than water so it sits … Continue reading Science Week- Design and Make a Lava Lamp

Science Week 2018

Science Week 2018

We had great fun this week taking part in Science Week. 
We took part in a live chat with a number of  scientist as part of ‘I’m a Scientist Get Me Out of Here’. We voted througout the week for our favourite scientist and eventually Sonia Lenehan, a neuroscientist working with infants, won! Sonia took part … Continue reading Science Week 2018

Science Week

Science Week

Science week was celebrated in style in Culleens . Our sixth class scientists enthralled  all the junior classes with their science stations . They explored sound,electricity,magnetism, heat and forces . On Friday all classes presented their experiments to the school … Continue reading

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