6th Class Strand : Living Things Strand Unit: Human Life
Some children in 6th class took a trip to to Trinity College as part of the TAP programme. The first activity they took part in involved judging a cake competition based on anatomy. The brain cake was the real hit of the day!
The children looked at the heart and used the appartus to monitor and hear their own heart and how the lungs work.
Another station introduced the children to how the muscles worked. The children were eager to debate the controversial myth that ‘boys are stronger than girls’. They had an opportunity to measure their strength. We found out that Newton is the unit to measure strength/force. Mohammed was the desrved winner – measuring 360 Newton. Julia represented the girls side well with a score of 280.
The children also took part in judging their favourite picture of images from the brain. Here are some favourites.
1st Class Ms. Daly
Strand: Energy and Forces/Materials
Strand Unit: Forces/Properties and characteristics of materials
Investigation: Investigate how materials may be used in construction.
6th Class Science for Fun Ms.O’Donnell
Strand: Living Things/Energy and Forces/Materials
Strand Unit: Human Life/Heat/Forces/Magnetism & Electricity/Properties and Characteristics of materials/Materials and change
Ms.O’Donnell’s class worked with parents to carry out a range of science experiments including: building bridges, making a water/solar powered car, floating and sinking as well as playing a detective’s game using fingerprints.
1st Class Mr.Weir
Strand:Energy and forces
Strand Unit: Magnetism and electricity.
The children investigated the different stages of how to carry out a fair test and the importance of changing only one variable. We made predictions and evaluated our findings at the end of experiment. The children recorded their findings in graphs.
2nd Class Ms.Higgins
Strand: Living Things Strand Unit: Plants and animals
Ms.Higgins class have been busy growing plants from seeds. They compared and measured the growth of the plants. The children grew a selection of vegetables including cress, baby spinach and peas.
Senior Infants Ms Cusack
Strand Unit: Properties and characteristics of materials
Ms.Cusack’s class investigated which material is best for cleaning up a spill. We made predictions and carried out an experiment to see whether tissue, kitchen roll or newspaper or was best. The children recorded their predictions before we started and wrote up the winning paper and reason at the end.
5th Class Strand : Living Things Strand Unit: Plant and animal life
Mr.Gallagher’s 5th class visited the animal bioscience research centre at Teagasc in County Meath where the learned all about animal genetics and breeds of animals. They also learned about foods, vitamins and vaccines farm animals need to produce healthy milk and meat for our comsumption.
4th Class Mr.Dillon
Strand: Energy & Forces Strand Unit: Forces
Mr . Dillon’s class designed their own parachutes. They decided which materials to use and which design would bring the parachute down the slowest.
Strand: Environment Awareness and Care Strand Unit: Caring for the Environment
We are very lucky to have a Gardening Club in our school who look after and plant up our vegetable and flower beds. Check out the work they have being doing so far this spring.