Learning about Vikings with Room 10

Room 10 learning about Vikings in Rathmines library.

 

Learning about healthy teeth in Room 1

Room 11 discovered the effects of different drinks on our teeth. We used hard boiled eggs for the experiment as we learned that they have the same enamel as in our teeth. We put one in water to use as our control (to compare it to), one in Coke and one in apple juice. We were surprised to see the apple juice was the most disgusting! It was great fun.

Static electricity in Room 11

Room 11 have been learning about static electricity. We rubbed the balloon in the same direction on our jumper or leg and the static electricity created was able to pick up small pieces of paper and even our hair!

Electric workers in Room 15

Room 15 were learning all about electricity and circuits.

We learned about static and current electricity. We made simple circuits using wires, batteries and bulbs. 🙂

We learned all about Morse code and sent some coded messages to our friends!

 

Room 14 – Science Blast

Room 14 had great fun preparing for and taking part in the Science Blast in the RDS. Our project was The Best Recipe for Homemade Slime. We had a great day in the RDS and saw lots of interesting shows we even took part in a drumming workshop.

Parachutes in Room 10

Room 10 having lots of fun investigating the best material to make a parachute!

Room 1 visit Kilmainham Gaol

Room 1 went to visit Kilmainham Gaol. We have been studying this in history and in drama. We had such a great time there!

Visiting Kilmainham Gaol with Room 1

Room 1 went to visit Kilmainham Gaol. We have been studying this in history and in drama. We had such a great time there!

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Room 11

Room 11 were learning about the amazing celebration of Chinese New Year. We learned about how they celebrate the occasion which includes a Dragon dance where people dress up in masks and costumes and do really cool dances. To celebrate, we made our own Dragon dance masks!

We hope you like them!

All about Palm Oil – Room 6

Some of our students in Room 6 are very passionate about persuading students, teachers and families to be aware of the consequences of Palm Oil production. They have created an S.P.O Group (Stop Palm Oil) and have written he following and requested that it be posted on our school blog. We love to see students passionate about causes that they believe in:

 

“Hi everyone! Have you heard of Palm Oil? Well; of you haven’t we will tell you. It is a type of oil that comes from Palm trees (hint in the name).

Palm Oil production…is destroying animals homes. It has been reported that Palm Oil production is responsible for destroying 40% of the world’s rainforests; that’s 40% of certain animals homes like the orangutan, rhino, gibbon, cotton top monkey, chimp, sun bear, cassowary tree kangaroo and elephant. It is therefore threatening their very existence. There are less than 275 Sumatran rhinos, 500 tree kangaroos and 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.

 

You may think this has nothing to do with you but palm oil is actually in a lot of the foods that you eat; Nutella, skittles and peanut butter for example along with some brands of butter. You can avoid plm oil by checking the ingredients before you buy. Palm oil is in some kinds of shampoos and conditioners also. It is hard to give up pal oil but is IS possible. Many people in the S.P.O group here in our school have given it up. You need to be very carfeul; companies are trying to huide palm oil in the products by calling it palm fat or palm shea. Vego is a very nice and chocolatey alternative to Nutella. Meridin peanut butter is palm oil free.

 

If you join the S.P. O you can help to spread the word and saves the lives of many endangered animals.