For Science Week, a lot of the classes tried to incorporate science into the other curriculum areas- through art, PE, Maths etc. They also took part in a number of activities/webinars organised for Science Week a long with taking part in their own Science Quiz.. Have a look at some of fun the classes got up to
1st Class-Exploring Antarctica Ms Roisin Doyle's 1st Class asked the question: How do animals of Antarctica survive the icy waters of the southern ocean? Children discovered that the layers of blubber on their bodies act as a brilliant insulator and keep them nice and toasty. They also made a snowstorm in a jar.
Marbelling For Science Week, Ms Olivia O’Shea’s 4th class looked at integrating science and art. They looked at a science/art experiment where they looked at the surface tension of water. Water is made up of millions of water molecules. These tiny molecules want to be close together and they create a surface tension when they meet the air. Surface tension keeps the paint from sinking (mostly). The class used acrylic paints dropped into water to create marbelling affect. They placed the page into the tub of water mixed with paint let it there for 10 to 15 seconds and then lifted it out. See how their marbelling turned out.
Lava Lamps and Lego We-do. Mrs Gillian Lawlor’s 2nd class had great fun as part of Science Week making lava lamps. They also looked at engineering using the Lego We-do.
Mr Ger Foley’s 5th class made Rainbow wheels, density and lava lamps as part of Science Week.
Healthy Hearts Ms Olivia O’Shea’s 4th class looked at pulse. They learned how to check their pulse and counted how many beats per minute while they were resting at their desks. They went down for PE and exercised without stopping for 5 minutes-running, jumping, fast feet, jumping jacks, squat jumps and burpees. After 5 minutes they checked their pulse again and recorded their results. They then rested again and checked their pulse to see how long it would take their heart rate/pulse to return to it's normal rate. They learned how important it is to look after our hearts bu exercising daily and my eating healthy foods. We learned also that when we are scared or nervous our heart rate is also affected.
Science Week Webinar 5th and 6th classes listened to a very interesting webinar given by Dr. John Barry today as part of Science Week. They learned about Science, Health and the Environment.