Environmental Workshops

We were very lucky to have Aoife Munn, from the Department of Environment, working with 3rd and 4th Class. She taught us about plants and animals in Ireland and recycling. We went on nature walks, completed an animal project, grew seeds, made posters to encourage our community to be more aware of recycling and made […]

How Much Air Does Your Lungs Hold?

As a science experiment, Ms Stapleton’s 3rd Class investigated how much air our lungs can hold. We have been learning about the Respiratory System, which includes the lungs and how we breathe, so this was a great experiment for us to do. Equipment The equipment we used for our investigation included: A large basin of […]

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 […]

UCD Science Outing

We were so lucky to have been asked to go to UCD for a Science outing. It was amazing to see the campus and what a college really looks like! We went into the Science building and saw a real lab. The lecturers at UCD went through the basic steps and language you need to […]

STEM Projects Ms. Mulcahy’s 4th Class – Maglev Trains

While learning about transport we wanted to see if any forms of transport used magnets to move- lucky for us we found that Maglev Trains using magnets to move. A few countries are using powerful electromagnets to develop high-speed trains, called maglev trains. Maglev is short for magnetic levitation, which means that these trains will float […]

STEM in Ms. Mulcahy’s 4th Class – Mammal Tunnel

As part of our Science we learnt lots of new facts about Mammals. We wanted to find out more information about what kind of mammals lived around our school so we decided to design our own mammal tunnel. We set to work choosing the right materials for the tunnel itself (poster board seemed to be […]