Junior Infants: Ms.McLoughlin
Science Strand: Materials Strand unit: Materials and change
Junior Infants built a variety of buildings using clay with a variety of other materials to create their own town.
Deirdre from Creativity in the Classroom guided us and we loved the activities.
Junior Infants: Ms.McLoughlin
Science Strand: Energy & Forces Strand unit: Forces Maths Strand: Shape & Space Maths Strand Unit: 3-D Shapes
Junior Infants had great fun planning and building skyscrapers and testing their skyscrapers could withstand an earthquake. Thanks to Ms. Higgins for visiting us with the idea.
Junior Infants: Ms. O’Dwyer & Ms.McLoughlin
Senior Infants: Ms.Mulvany
First Classes: Ms.O’Donnell & Ms.O’Keeffe
Junior Infants, Senior Infants, and First class children took part in a Lego Workshop. The young engineers had a task of building skyscrapers. The children had to work in groups and had to design and build a skyscraper that would survive the earthquake test. Everyone had great fun planning, building and testing their skyscrapers. They all did a great job! Thanks to Ms. Higgins for visiting us with the workshop.
Fifth Class Mr.Dillon.
Science Strand: Materials Strand unit: Materials and Change Maths Strand: Shape & Space Maths Strand Unit: 3-D Shapes
As part of STEM Mr. Dillon decided to incorporate working with clay into a construction project that used engineering and maths skills. This followed on from a Lego project they did earlier in the year. The aim was to see if the children could build a big building so it could support itself. They used air drying clay and a mixture of lollipop sticks and matchsticks.
5th class trip to ‘The Dock’.
The 5th class was invited by Junior Achievement to ‘The Dock’.The Dock is a design-led multi-disciplinary research and development hub. Designers, engineers, developers, and experts in artificial intelligence, security, mixed reality and Internet of things all work here to investigate, imagine and bring new ideas to life. It is a really cool modern building and has a fantastic view of DublinHere we met Dr. Norah Patten. She is from County Mayo and is an aeronautical engineer. She studied this in Limerick. Her ambition since she was a child was to go to space. She showed us pictures and told us stories of when she was a child and how she was obsessed with all things to do with space. She is following her dream and aims to be Ireland’s first astronaut. She was one of 12 participants from around the world selected to take part in a unique scientist-astronaut training programme in Florida. We were also incredibly lucky to meet the deputy state pathologist, Dr. Linda Mulligan. She was very interesting also. She studied Histology in university and She visits crime scenes to try and figure how people have died by examining their body parts in great detail. She brought us in parts of a 200-year-old skeleton which was really freaky but cool too.
Science Skills: Investigating and Experimenting Strand: Energy and Forces Strand Unit: Forces
Rocket Launch! While we were there Dr. Patten prepared a science experiment for us to do We had to create a rocket from paper and sellotape and make it fly by blowing through a straw. Whichever team won received a prize. Federico, Alex, and Teejay worked brilliantly as a team and won some great prizes.
Science Strand: Environmental Awareness and Care Strand Unit: Environmental Awareness
Our class designed and made materials to make sculptures. They used recycled materials to make art that encouraged recycling and helps us appreciate the need to conserve resources in our world today.