What is that sound?!

Mrs. Dillon’s class wanted to investigate sound and where it comes from!  All sounds are made through vibrations. These vibrations are carried through the air by particles until they reach our ears. These vibrations are called sound waves. We hear sounds through our ears, when the sound enters our ears they make our eardrum vibrate […]

On the Go – First Class

Our experiment was called ‘On the Go’. We wanted to find out how far a toy car would travel over different types of surfaces.Before the Science Fair, we had to do a lot of research in our classroom. Firstly, we had to choose the best car for the experiment – we had lots of fun […]

A Robotic Frog’s Metamorphosis

The theme of our project for this year’s Science Fair was “Plants & Animals.” We decided to investigate the development or metamorphosis of a frog, but with a twist – we were going to design, build and test our very own robotic frogs using LEGO WeDo 2.0. Before we could build these, we needed to […]

Solar Oven

In 5th class our theme for the science fair was the environment. We explored how we could use the energy of the sun (solar energy) in different ways. Before the science fair we did an experiment with our student teacher, Ms Carroll, where we placed containers of water (that were sealed with clingfilm) in direct […]

Science & Technology Fair 2020

Our whole school Science & Technology Fair took place on the 4th & 5th March 2020. Children from Junior Infants to 6th class took part in the fair. The children presented their experiments and explained their investigations to our visitors. The visitors included children, as well as parents, teachers & families.               The experiments presented […]

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 […]