Friction in Room 7 – Forces and energy

Room 7  were learning about friction in science. They were testing various surfaces on a ramp to measure how far the roller would travel depending on the friction level on each of the 4 ramps.

They used metre sticks for their measurements. The ramps were all at the same height to make sure the test was fair.

 

Room 2 – Visit UCD to make rockets – Energy and forces

Room 3 were invited to UCD by Sam’s Dad Tom. We learned all about the planets and used water pressure to create rockets. We got to design the rockets too.

It was a great day!

 

Observing a wormery – Living things

Room 12 built a wormery using layers of soil and sand. The observed the worms creating their tunnels.

Room 15 visit UCD science department – Forces and energy

The boys and girls in Room 15 were invited to UCD science department by Ben’s dad Tom. He told us all about the planets and the moon and sun.

We got to make our own rockets using air pressure and water.

It was such a great day. Thanks to Tom for organising.

 

 

5th classes learning about The Grand Canal – Environmental awareness and care

The boys and girls in 5th class were learning all about the Grand Canal.

Eanna Ní Lamhna who is an Irish biologist came in to the school to talk about the history of the canal and the things you might see there.

Then we went to the canal and studied the flora (flowers) and fauna (wildlife/animals) that were present at the canal.

It was great fun and we learned so much and we learned how important it is to keep the water in the canal clean to protect all the living things.

Room 6 – using electricity – Energy and forces

Room 6 were busy making electricity quiz boards. They learned how to complete multiple circuits. They were able to ask each other quiz questions and check if the answer was correct by lighting the bulbs and using electricity.