In Ms. Ryan’s 1st Class we investigated different materials to see which ones were waterproof. We used Buster the puppet to help us. We predicted if the following materials were waterproof; rubber, cotton, nylon, plastic and tin-foil. We recorded our predictions.
We tested the materials by wrapping a piece of each one around Buster’s arm. Buster’s arm was dipped into the water for thirty seconds each time. We then checked to see if his arm was wet or dry. If his arm was dry it showed us that the material was waterproof. Sadly, poor Buster got wet when we tested the cotton, nylon and tin-foil as these are not waterproof. We would not recommend using these materials when making a raincoat.
What a fantastic week we have had here in St Clare’s! We have been busy this week taking part in different activities for European Week of Sport. To finish off the week today, 6th class took on the teachers in tug of war. The teachers definitely need to work on their strength as 6th class beat them 2-1. Congratulations 6th class!
Well done everyone for participating so well in a superb week of sport!
Spring showers can only mean one thing for our floors inside our homes…PUDDLES! First class put their thinking caps on today and came up with an experiment that would test which material would clean up puddles best. They made a prediction and then carried out the experiment to establish a result. Each of the children made sure to measure the water and the size of the materials carefully. It is so important that each test is fair so that the result is accurate.
Not only did first class discover whichmaterial absorbed best, they also discovered that playing with water is lots of fun!
After as few complications, we finally made it to the post office to send our letters to our ‘pencilpals’ in Co. Cork.
We had worked so hard on our handwriting and letter writing skills. Because of this, Ms. O’Sullivan took us to the post office so that we could send the letters ourselves. Most of us had never posted a letter before, so we were very excited to see what happens.
Over the next few days, our letters will be making a long journey to Co. Cork. We can’t wait to hear back from our new friends!