Mission V in the RDS

Sixth class went to the RDS primary science fair and displayed  our coke investigation and Mission V. We built a virtual RDS  on mission v . We made a prediction room to display our graphs. We also made an investigation room where we took pictures of the objects and put them on the wall. In the next room we  have our  results.on different coloured tables. In our conclusions room we recorded which soft drink was the best cleaner.In our further investigation room we have made life like replicas of how we plan to improve our investigation in the future.At the RDS many people were impressed by our work on mission v and our coke investigation. We won a beautiful trophy and the judge was very impressed by our hard work. We visited many stands at the RDS and were amazed by some of the projects from all over the country. It was a great experience and we would definitely go again.

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Sixth Class Primary Science Fair

On  the  11  of  January  2014  we went  to  the  RDS  Primary Science Fair.It  was  an  honour  to  be  invited  to  exhibit  our  science  project  at  this prestigious  venue. Only three percent of the primary school in Ireland were selected to exhibit their projects at  the  RDS . At  the  end  of  the  day  the adjudicators  gave  us  a  plaque  and  a  certificate. The  adjudicators wrote  on the  certificate  that we were a well  mannered  and  knowledgeable class  and  that  our  presentation  and  layout were both excellent. They  were also  impressed  by  our  virtual  RDS  that  we  created  on  mission V. It  was  a  great  achievement  for  sixth  class  and  everyone  really  enjoyed  their  day  at  the  RDS   Primary  Science  Fair.

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RDS Primary Science Fair 2013 – 4th Class

Over the next few days we will update you and tell you all about the project we presented at the Science Fair. We were very lucky to be picked to take part and we worked very hard.

Last week in 4th class we went to the Young Scientist Fair in the RDS to present our project on pulley systems. We left school at 7:45am on Friday 11th January and returned at 5:30pm. We had a fantastic day and learned so much.

We will tell you a little bit about our project now.

Our Project

Firstly Miss O’Donnell gave us a set of questions. We were split up into groups and had to discuss answers to the questions. You can see the questions and answers on our display.

After that we discussed it as a class, we watched a video about single fixed pulleys and single movable pulleys.

Then each group were given six blocks. We had to try to move the big red block that we were given. After that we had to stack two blocks on top of the red block and try to move it without them falling. We couldn’t do it but then a boy in our class called Trofim came up with the idea of the pulley.

Some people made homemade pulleys and then we found out if you use a thick rope on the pulley it would fall off the spool .Then there were five people that went out with a teacher and tried to find everyday objects that used pulley systems.

We watched this video about NASA. We saw that even NASA uses pulleys that can hold up to 300,000 kg and they have 3 of them .They use the pulleys for pulling the rocket up and down .The rocket weighs 200,000 kg

We hope you enjoy our project as much as we did!