Fourth class have been using IZAK 9 this year to help improve their maths and problem solving skills. IZAK 9 is a large cube that is made up of 27 smaller individual cubes that can be arranged and rearranged in different ways in order to solve a variety of problems. It is great fun and helps us to learn. Here are some photos of our class with their IZAK 9 kits.-
Today we completed cloud observations in groups. We examined the clouds in the sky and then some of us were given the opportunity to use the CALITOO. This instrument measures the amount of aerosols (particles) in the air. We hope to be uploading this data to the GLOBE website in the coming weeks.
Our fourth and fifth classes were getting started with some cloud observations in preparation for our GLOBE project this year. GLOBE is a project run in conjunction with the EPA, An Taisce and ESERO, the European Space Agency.
The project monitors aerosols and air quality around the world. Our young scientists were practicing their skills at cloud observation and classification. They will be recording their results online and sharing them with schools and scientists around the world. Here you can see them hard at work.
4th class have been out and about completing maths trails around the school grounds! They had to use their school environment to find the answers to a list of maths questions. Some of the questions they were asked were
Estimate how many giant steps there are between the two basketball posts.
How many metres are there between the two basketball posts?
Calculate how many red bricks are in the wall in the playground.
Our annual Art Exhibition takes place today. The wonderful pieces of art that we created in class will be exhibited in the hall. Our parents have been invited to the school to view our magnificent works of art.