6th Class Balloon Powered Cars

6th class watched some clips of hybrid and electric car adverts which started off very interesting conversations about how cars of the future could run in order to reduce our carbon footprint. 6th class decided that a car moves when a force is applied to it, whether push or pull. Then, in groups, we set […]

How To Make A Lava Lamp

The pupils in Cedars 1 were very excited to be part of Ravenswell Science Fair and could not wait to get involved. Our task was to: Investigate how materials may be changed by mixing Make a Lava Lamp As part of our experiment we needed to look at chemical energy to try and understand what […]

Ms. McCarthy’s 3rd Class – Inspector Detector

Experiment Title: Inspector Detector Our experiment involved exploring the force of both magnets and magnetic fields. Before beginning our experiment we needed to get a little bit of background information on magnets, their force, and their uses. With this in mind we did a mini lesson on magnets and magnetism. We learned that in order […]

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 […]

2nd Class Sugar Cube Science

We have been very busy this week in 2nd class practicing being young scientists and conducting our sugar cube experiment! We worked on the Materials strand and investigated Properties and Characteristics of Materials. We wanted to identify and investigate materials that absorb water and those that are waterproof and hopefully we could answer the question: […]

Scratch in 3rd Class – Coding

We have been so lucky in 3rd class, we have had Mr. Dunne in with us for just over a week now teaching us how to use Scratch. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.   Check out Ms. McCarthy’s […]

Discover Primary Maths and Science

Ravenswell School has now registered for the Discovery Primary Maths and Science Award. Watch this space for lots of exciting news on all of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths lessons taking place in our school as we work towards achieving the award.

School Tour to Powerscourt

On Thursday 8th March, 5th Class went on a school tour to Powerscourt. We were going to visit the Cool Planet Experience (CPE) exhibit. First, we watched a video about Powerscourt House and Gardens and their history. We watched this movie in the movie room in the house. Next, we went to the CPE exhibit. […]

5th Class Buddy Duty.

5th class were on Buddy Duty again this week as we escorted the Junior Infants around the school grounds on a “Signs of Autumn” Nature Hunt.  We helped the little ones complete their checklist as they collected their Autumn leaves, conkers and berries for their nature table.   (We didn’t catch any squirrels😀.) The junior […]