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 […]
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 […]
Session 2 of our Science Fair experiment to build a vacuum cleaner was all about design and building. With our materials gathered we first set about drawing how we think the vacuum cleaner will look in terms of a simple electricity circuit. We learned that for a circuit to work, the loop must be closed. […]
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 […]
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. .
Well done to everyone Ms. Phelan’s class who had full attendance for February. We still haven’t won the Best Attendance Cup but we’re still aiming for it.
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 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 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 […]
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. […]