Fifth/Sixth class have been exploring shapes and lines and angles this week. Today, they spent some time experimenting with tangrams.
This week we did some experiments. We did an experiment with Coke and Mentos. We found out that by putting Mentos into Coke, you can make an explosion!
It exploded because when you put in more sugar, it makes more bubbles and the more bubbles you get, the bigger the explosion you get. The bubbles push the liquid out of the bottle.
We also did another experiment. We showed that air pushes an object in the opposite direction. Check out our photos of the air balloon race.
We thought that it was very exciting. Maybe you could try this at home. If you are trying it at home, you will need; two chairs, a balloon, string, a straw and tape. Race your friends to see whose balloon is fastest!
By Niamh and Molly (2nd Class)
Third/Fourth class experimented with water and how changes to temperature and density can affect it.
Buoyancy in fresh water/ salt water.
Analysing the difference between the amount of sugar which can be dissolved in cold water vs warm water.
After a bit of cutting and folding, the children were left with a fun resource to help test their friends on their tables with. Other hands-on maths activities during maths this week included using lollipop sticks to make groups and knock-out oral maths games.
On Monday, Pádraig O’Dea and Shane Markham of Hospital/Herbertstown Bord na N-Óg called to the school to promote the local GAA club. Of course, there are many of our pupils already playing GAA with Hospital/Herbertstown, and also Kilteely/Dromkeen, but Padraig and Shane both wished to tell the children that any new players would be most welcome. As part of their visit, Pádraig and Shane also made a presentation of sports equipment to the school.
On Tuesday, Orlaith O’Donoghue and Niamh Holland, two key members of the St Brigid’s Ladies Football team which won the County Intermediate title recently called into the school with the cup. St. Brigid’s have a vibrant underage system in place with many of our girls playing with them at various grades. It was great for our pupils to see the local club having success and the winning panel contained five past pupils of the school, Gráinne & Niamh Kennedy, Nina Winship, Keeley Baggott and Eimear Daly. Orlaith and Niamh spoke to the whole school and outlined the benefits of playing sport and how playing with St. Brigid’s has helped them form great friendships with team mates off the field.