Saoirse and Amy.
Three girls from 5th and 6th were recently taught how to edit the school website." Ms. Hargadon taught us everything we needed to know about our website. Students from other classes helped us write about their projects."
Saoirse and Amy.
Over the week we made bridges. We were given 2 pieces of A3 paper and 10 lollipop sticks as well as some sellotape. We experimented with our materials but we figured that 10 lollipop sticks wasn't enough so we used some more. There was a lot of different styles of bridges. Some people made smaller ones that were very sturdy and others made ones with more paper and others had a lot of lollipop sticks. We tested them and made some changes over a few days. Then we tested them in Ms. Hargadon's room and the other classes showed us their experiments.
In February, Eanna Ní Lamhna came to visit our school. She told us all about animals, nature and hibernation. We learned loads of facts and had great fun.
We then went on a nature walk and learned about the trees around our school and we learned about birds. She told us a lot of interesting facts about different types of birds and showed us how to identify kinds of trees.
We all enjoyed our visit with Eanna and hope she will be back again to teach us more.
For science week 5th class did a science experiment called The Walking Rainbow Experiment.
We used three empty glasses, water, food colouring and kitchen roll.
First we filled two of our glasses with water and added different food colouring into each of them. Then we cut a piece of kitchen roll in half and folded it into quarters. Then we put one end of each kitchen roll strip into each glass and put the other end into the empty glass. The water walked up the kitchen roll and filled the empty glass.
For science week 6th class made volcanoes. We tried it two times.This is what we did...
You will need
Washing up liquid
1.Fill your glass half full with water.
2.Add 3 teaspoons of baking soda.Stir until it disolve's
3.Add a good squirt of washing up liquid and give it a stir
4.Add food colouring and stir
5.Quickly add in 1/4 cup of vinegar and enjoy your experiment.
Both times it worked very well. We figured that if you used more baking soda it would explode more.
Recently it was Science Week all over the country and we had an engineer named Mr.Z come and visit us. Mr.Z worked on different science experiments with all classes. 5th and 6th class worked on race cars. We had limited options of what materials we could use- plastic straws, axles, masking tape and wheels. We weren't allowed to let the straws touch the axles so we had to improvise with what we had. At the end, we had a competition along the table to see who could go the furthest. There had to be a winner, but everyone is a winner in our eyes!
Hard luck to our boys who lost their match in the recent semi-final stage to Walshestown. We are confident there is more to come from these talented young lads!
Well done to our girls' football team who played their hearts out recently against Dromiskin. Unfortunately it wasn't to be their day but we are very proud of them.