# Floating and Sinking; What is the best material for a life jacket?

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We had great fun this week in Senior Infants in room 2. We wanted to find a good material to use in life jackets so we started by investigating different materials to see if they would float or sink when … Continue reading

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# Chemical Energy and Capacity

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We had great fun creating lava lamps in 2nd class. Now we know that chemical energy is energy released during a chemical reaction. We found out that oil and water do not mix. Water is heavier than oil. For our … Continue reading

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# Paper Helicopters

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In room 10 we decided to experiment with energy and forces. We each made two paper helicopters using a simple template. What we need- Paper Helicopter Template. Scissors. Paper Clips. Ruler. With our paper helicopters made we then measured the length … Continue reading

# Electricity – circuits, static electricity & powering a clock with potato!

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In fourth class we have been learning about electricity. We have been making circuits and static electricity. Electricity is a flow of tiny particles called electrons which can travel through wires. This flow is often called an electric current. An … Continue reading

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# Heart Rate Before and After Exercise

Today in our class we monitored some children’s heart rates before exercise and then we monitored it after exercise. We found out that your heart rate increases after you complete exercise. These are the results Name Before exercise After exercise … Continue reading

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# 6th Class Reaction Testing.

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We decided to test reactions for our latest Science project. How fast our reaction speeds are and if there are differences with age, gender etc? We marked a ruler using  a template between 0.01  up to 0.25 seconds. One person … Continue reading

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# Dissolving sugarcubes in Room 12

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Last week in Rang a Trí we conducted a science experiment to investigate  how long it takes for a sugar cube to dissolve in different temperatures of water. We brainstormed in groups about what we would need and what we would … Continue reading

# ‘Frog Jumps’ in Junior Infants

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We have been learning about frogs in Junior Infants. We investigated if we could jump the same length as a frog. We read that a frog can jump up to 20 times the length of its own body. We estimated … Continue reading

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# Growing seeds in Junior Infants

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We did an experiment, over one week, to see if seeds need water and light to grow and survive. Our Equipment • Three cups • Cotton wool • Water • Cress seeds • Camera Our Prediction We think that the … Continue reading

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# Floating and Sinking in Room 18

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We had lots of fun In Room 18 exploring how forces act on different objects. To begin, we guessed if each item would float or sink. Then, we placed the items into the water and recorded our results on a … Continue reading

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