Science Week 2016

A series of wonderful events were held in the school to celebrate Science Week 2016 in style! The week kicked off with an engineering based workshop, Learnit Lego. The 5th and 6th classes built their own crocodile and programmed it to make noise and snap its jaws. All fingers survived thankfully!

Junior Infants up to 4th Class went on a trip to space! An inflatable mobile planetarium took over our PE hall. Here the children learned about our planet in space.

A local scientific company, MSD, came to 6th Class to do a workshop and demonstration with the girls. Scientists from Trinity College Dublin visited the 3rd and 4th classes to show them some of the fun experiments they do!

Many experiments were done in all the classes throughout the school with classes visiting other classes for station group work.

The week concluded with an exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) challenge. The children, in groups of four had to construct a spaghetti tower that could support a marshmallow using only 20 pieces of spaghetti, masking tape and string. The children were times and after thirty frantic minutes the standing towers were measured. Some towers did not survive! The winners in the junior end of the school came from Ms. Campbell’s first class and the winners from the senior classes was Ms. Lineen’s sixth class! Congratulations girls!

Huge thanks to Ms. O’Connell and Ms Burke Logue for organising all the events! Science Week was a great success!

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