Mrs Murphy’s third class have been very busy since they returned to school. Here are some photos of some of their activities:
4th/5th Class Investigate the Impact of Salt on Ice
In this experiment we investigated the impact of salt on ice. We placed ice cubes in a tin can, laid the string on the ice, added salt and after approximately one minute we pulled the string out of the water with all the ice cubes attached.
When salt is sprinkled over the ice, it lowers the ice’s freezing point and causes it to melt. Water around the ice forms and then the string sinks into the ice.
Science Week – Rang a Sé
Sixth class learned how to make electrical circuits during science week and also learned how to draw the symbols for each component on a circuit – eg motor, battery, switch, buzzer.
Science Week – 1st & 2nd Class
- Make the biggest bubble you can make.
- How many bubbles within a bubble can you make?
- Can you pick up a bubble?
- Can you put something in your bubble without it popping?
The children learned that you can pick up a bubble if their hands are wet but if their hands are dry, then it will pop! – Mr Franklin
Heritage in Schools – Archaeology Explored in Herbertstown
Archaeologist Francesca O’Callaghan was in the school on Monday as part of the Heritage in Schools Programme. The visit also coincided with Science Week.
Francesca gave very interesting workshops to 4th & 5th class and then 6th class. She brought examples of different artefacts and show the children some examples of the types of materials used for clothing during the different Ages.
It was a great start to Science Week 2022!
Sixth Class Work on Their Programming Skills
Programming, or Coding, is simply the way people tell a computer what to do using instructions that the computer understands.
The sixth class are gaining experience in this area using the ‘Lightbot’ app on the school’s iPads.
Congratulations to the boys and girls in first and second class who have received a gold award from the Incredible Edibles programme.
Their work over the course of the year included encouraging wellbeing within the outdoor classroom, learning where your food comes from and how to support Irish, as well as learning how to grow, cook and eat your own food!
Two new iPads are now at the disposal of our pupils and are already being used.
The iPads were purchased using the proceeds from the sale of Christmas Cards and Christmas Annuals.
Thank you to all parents for your support.
Who Can Make the Longest Streamer?
6th class were challenged to make the longest streamer possible using paper.
Some amazing lengths were reached and after some careful measuring the winning streamer’s creator was awarded his prize.
Science Week – 6th Class
Mrs Heelan’s class constructed spaghetti bridges as part of Science Week. They had to be 30cm long and be able to support a weight of 200g.
They created some excellent bridges!