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Floating and Sinking

As part of Aistear this week, we also began learning about floating and sinking. We did experiments in class to test out whether certain objects such as sticks, cotton balls and coins float or sink in water. ” order_by=”sortorder” ord…

Halloween Potions

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] In Junior Infants we have been busy learning all about Halloween. This week we made Halloween potions. We …

Design a Rocket

Design a Rocket

Strand: Energy and Forces, Materials and Change
Apparatus: Berocca, Container, any tablet that dissolves and fizzes e.g. Alka-Seltzer, Vitamin C tablets, blu-tack, water, Vinegar.
Expected Results: When water is added to the tablet the gas carbon dioxide is released. The pressure of the carbon dioxide gas builds up inside the canister until it becomes so great that … Continue reading Design a Rocket

First Class and the skeleton

First class drew around a group member and then placed the names of bones where they think they went. We then discussed where they actually are in the body. We learned funny names of some bones in the body! It was great fun.

Electricity

Electricity

 
In pairs we worked out for ourselves how to make a light bulb work!
 

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 … Continue reading Can you balance?

Comhghairdeas – Congratulations

A huge well done to all the children in the school. This is our 12th year in a row to win an award for Science and Maths Excellence from Science Foundation Ireland. 5th Class Science Fair will be held in the hall on Wednesday June 20th at 1.30. All wel…

Minibeast hunt

Minibeast hunt

Last week we went on a minibeast hunt.  See photos….      

Summer in 1st class

Over the past month we have been very busy in 1st class. We went on a summer walk, where we saw different signs of summer. We also had a drama workshop on the theme of animals in the jungle which we really enjoyed. We did experiments testing different …

Gardening – 2nd Class

Gardening – 2nd Class

On Friday June 1st Mrs.O’Rourke and Seamus took our class out to the school organic garden. We planted many seeds such as beans, beetroot and red onion. We learned how to evenly space out the seeds and how to care for our garden.

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