Experiment 3 Testing paper airplanes What are we investigating? Which type of paper folded plane could defy gravity for the longest? What is the difference between the longest and the shortest? How can we explain this difference? How can we … Continue reading →
First attempt: Using junior hack saws Balso wood, a glue gun and some sandpaper we set about designing a plane/ glider Second Attempt Taking on Board what we learned about air pressure and teh bernoulli effect we redesigned our planes … Continue reading →
Experiment 4 Air Pressure What are we investigating? What is Air Pressure? How can we see it if it’s invisible? What did we do? We took a full milk carton, stuck the straw in and drank all the milk. We … Continue reading →
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.
Method 1.Assign a different colour bowl to each soft drink. 2.Pour 250ml of soft drink into each bowl. 3.Place object into bowl so that it is submerged. 4.Remove object from soft drink after 24,48 and 72 hours and note differences. … Continue reading →
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.
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.
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