Baking ~ ASD Class

We had lots of fun today baking cupcakes. Each of us had a special job to do. Michael read aloud the instructions. Lorchán organised the baking equipment and ingredients throughout. Siluan carefully cracked the eggs and measured the flour using a weighing scales. Seán and Thomas mixed all of the ingredients together. Lastly, Ciarán spooned the mixture into the individual cupcake cases. Together we put the cupcakes in the oven and eagerly monitored the time on the classroom countdown timer. Once cooled down, we ate one delicious cupcake each and brought another home. We were happy boys and are excited to bake again soon.

Volcano Experiment

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We have been learning about the effects of heat. A few weeks ago we made play-dough in our school kitchen. Last week Tristan used play dough to make a model volcano. Ms. McGinley has been teaching 4th Class all about … Continue reading

Global Warming

 

Pupils in 4th and 6th Class have been investigating the effects of heat.

One student has been researching global warming.

This is a phenomenon which affects us all.

 

Global Warming Solutions

The Earth’s temperature has risen considerably since the middle of the 20th century. This is because of an increase in greenhouse gases.

Greenhouse gases are created every time we use electricity, drive our cars and create something in a factory.

 

 

This video shows how greenhouse gases are increasing the Earth’s temperature.

Global warming will negatively affect life of Earth in a number of ways.

Polar Bear by Carla Lombardo EhrlichIt will cause the polar ice caps to melt destroying habitats.

global-warming-is-goodIn approximately one hundred years the countries with normally rich and moist soils will become deserts.

A-flood-sign-warns-of-flo-001The melting of the polar ice caps causes the sea levels to rise. This in turn causes a increased risk of floods and tsunamis.

We all must work together to protect the environment and try to reverse the effects of global warming.

Dublin Science Festival

Click on the link below for information on ‘The Festival of Curiosity’ taking place in the RDS from 25th-29th of July. This unique event will provide an opportunity for parents, families and the public to interact with science as a cultural activity outside of the academic year.

Dublin Science Festival

Baking.

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Ms. Nic Gearailt’s class baking.

We baked scones in Ms. Nic Gearailt’s class. We needed 250ml of milk. Our school milk cartons hold 189ml per carton. We pre-heated the oven to 200 degrees Celcius. When they were ready we served them with butter and jam. Most importantly, remember to do the washing up and drying when you’re finished!

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Government Ministers visit St. Clare’s to promote Energy Saving in Schools

We were delighted to host the launch of the new ‘Energy in Education’ initiative in our school on Monday. We were privledged to have the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn and the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural resources, Pat Rabitte, attending the event. We also had a special visitor from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the Green Energy Guzzler. SEAI chose our school to make a promotional video about reducing energy use in schools, it was shown as part of the launch on the day and both Ministers were very impressed with all the energy saving measures we have in place. The video can be viewed on the energyineducation.ie website or by clicking on the following link

http://www.energyineducation.ie/Energy_In_Education/Information_for_Schools/Resources_and_links/Video_Clips/#stclares

“The Cow”

The friendly cow all red and white,

I love with all my heart.

She gives me cream with all her might

To eat with apple tart.

 

She wanders lowing here and there,

And yet she cannot stray.

All in the pleasant open air,

The pleasant light of day.

 

And blown by all the winds that pass

And wet with all the showers.

She walks among the meadow grass

And eats the meadow flowers.

                        Robert Louis Stevenson