# Parachutes & Helicopters in Room 6:

We explored gravity and air resistance by designing and making our own parachutes and paper helicopters.

First, we watched Felix Baumgartner’s skydive from Space and discussed what forces we could see in action.

We then designed our own parachutes and landing crafts for an egg. We wanted to see if we could land them safely without cracking the egg. We used a range of materials to create our parachutes. Three out of six of our parachutes were successful!

Here are some of our designs and parachutes:

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We also created paper helicopters. We dropped them from the same height repeatedly. We found the average time it took for them to fall. Then, each group adapted their helicopter to see if they could increase the time spent in the air.

Here is what our paper helicopters originally looked like:

# STEAM Maths in Ms. Fallon’s 5th Class.

Great fun doing Maths activities with Elaine from AIB.

# A Visit to Harold’s Cross Bridge and Portobello Bridge by 5th Class Room 6

Preparation
We developed a number of questions and put them on clip boards.
In our research we discovered that there are a number of types of bridges including arch bridges and beam bridges.
Observation
We observed that Harold’s Cross Bridge is an arch shaped bridge
while Portobello Bridge is beam shaped.
Portobello Bridge has a lock. The ropes can be released to open
the lock gates and increase the water levels and allow boats through.

# We Make Great use of Technology in St Clare’s.

Here are some examples of the children using technology. We have a wonderful computer room that we use to develop Power Points and plot graphs for STEM. We have interactive whiteboards in each classroom to enhance our teaching.

# Testing for Fat Experiment – 5th Class Room 6

Introduction
How can we investigate if our Lunches contain fat?
Our Hypothesis
The fat will show as a different colour.
Materials
Brown paper,
Products – Stork Margarine, dumplings, mincemeat, raisins, chicken tikka
Bananas, tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, bread and wraps
Method
1. Label the brown paper with your name and food type.
2. Place a piece of food on a sheet of brown paper.
3. Fold the paper over the food.
4. Rub the food into the paper.
5. Leave the paper on the window to dry.
Results
1. Stork Margarine, dumplings, mincemeat, raisins and chicken tikka left a stain
on the brown paper.
2. Bananas, tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, bread and wraps did not leave a
stain.
Conclusion
1. The food that left a stain contains fat – Stork Margarine, dumplings,
Mincemeat, raisins and chicken tikka.
2. The food that did not leave a stain doesn’t contain fat – Bananas, tomatoes,
carrots, strawberries, bread and wraps.

# Which Butter/Margarine Will Go Off First? by 5th Class Room 6

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We investigated which butter or margarine would go off first. Materials Zip lock bags Spoon Butter/Margarine (Pure homemade butter, Dairy gold butter, Dairy gold Original Flora, Low Low, Benecol, Heavenly Buttery, Stork margarine) Our Hypothesis Pure butter will go … Continue reading

# STEM – Building Towers in 5th Class Room 6

Great team work and lots of fun constructing the tallest tower.

# Christmas Art in 5th Class Room 6

What imagination and creativity?

5th class room 6 designed and constructed these beautiful pieces of art.

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# Coding in 6th Class

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6th Class Demonstrating their coding ability using iPads to the Minister for Education Richard Bruton.

# What a Great Science Exhibition we had in Nov 2017?

Parents, relatives, Friends and Intel Judges came and viewed our experiments. All classes were represented. They commented on how articulate and knowledgeable the children were.