5th Whole School Science Survey: The Results Are In!

So after writing our questions, creating a Google Forms survey and helping with surveying all younger classes of the school, Ms. Phelan’s 5th Class now have the results of our “Whole School Science Survey.” You can see the results on display at our Science Fair on Friday 29th March in the school hall! We are […]

5th Science Fair Experiment: Session 3 Test

For our final Vacuum Cleaner session, with our circuit built we finally could add the bottle (housing) and net (dust bag) and test our creations out. Check out this short video of one of our Vacuum cleaners in operation. When our circuit is wired properly and our fan spins in one direction it will suck […]

5th Science Fair Experiment : Session 1 “Confetti Explosion”

5th class are very excited about our upcoming Science Fair at the end of the month! In today’s lesson Ms Phelan introduced our engineering problem, it’s context and the engineering process we need to investigate for our Science Fair Entry. This is our story: “We have just celebrated a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day party in […]

5th Class – Native American History

Just a small selection of some of the amazing Native American campsite Art projects 5th class did recently. It’s a really interesting topic and the class really enjoyed working on it. They included items such as totem poles, tee-pees, buffalo skin drying racks, travois and campfires. .

5th Class – Return of the Ozobots!

We’ve completed our second and third Ozobots workshop with the ADAPT Centre in DCU and had great fun learning a little about coding concepts in a fun and hands on way. First we learned about two simple coding concepts – functions and loops. We then applied these to write a little program for the Ozobot […]

5th Class Science Survey

5th Class were commissioned by the principal to investigate the attitude of the students in our school towards Science. We decided we would conduct a Science Survey of the children. Our first action was to work in 4 groups and brainstorm what sort of questions we should ask in the survey. We recorded our group […]

5th Class STEM LEGO for Fun!

5th Class were very lucky to get two sessions of LEGO for Fun with the kind help of some volunteering parents. The parents trained themselves up on the LEGO kits and then came into the classroom to help facilitate the activities. Working in pairs the children worked with the LEGO Education WeDo Core Set, which […]

5th Class Ozobots!

On Monday February 25th 5th class had their first of 3 Ozobots workshops facilitated by the ADAPT Centre in DCU. Ozobots offer a fun and interactive way for primary school kids to engage with problem-solving through simple coding and robotics. First the children explored how the Ozobots will follow the path of the black marker. […]