Plastic Islands Presentation

In Fourth class, we have been busy doing a project on marine litter. On Tuesday, Aisling,Luke,Tom and myself went to present our project on plastic islands in Maynooth. There were 7 schools there in total from all around Leinster.

When we arrived we played a quiz where we had to find information in the shortest possible time and we were first back to with the correct answers so we won a box of chocolates! After that, we did our presentation, we went first! A few more groups presented their projects after us and then we had a break. After, our break some more groups presented, we thought they were all really good.

Then we had lunch, it was soup and sandwiches. It was a great day. Today, we were told we won! The judges were really impressed with our presentation, our research and our project. So, we have been picked along with just one other school to present our project at the National Marine Environment Conference at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire in December. We were told there would be over five hundred people there! We were really excited and nervous but happy we won.  Have a look below at some pictures we took on the day!

 

By Isabel

Incredible Edibles Project – Room 4

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Today we began our Incredible Edibles Project!  It is a healthy eating initiative for Primary School pupils. It encourages schools across the country to get busy growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries and turnips.

We planted potatoes, lettuce seeds, carrot seeds, strawberry seeds and turnip seeds in our vegetable bed today. We had to make drills to place the seeds into and then cover the seeds over with compost. After this we watered our newly planted seeds. We will be busy bees over the next few weeks watering and taking care of our crops!

Plants

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In First Class we’ve been learning about what plants need to grow. We devised an experiment to see what would happen if we took away one of the elements necessary for a plant to grow. We used cress seeds for … 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.

Water

We have been learning about ‘Water’ in Junior Infants. We investigated whether various objects would sink or float. We also looked at which containers hold more or less water than our basin. We are having fun making our Aquariums in art this week!

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Harold’s Cross Park

Last week we visited Harold’s Cross Park. A very nice man from Dublin City Council told us all about the different types of trees and flowers in the park. There is a tree in the park called the Monkey Puzzle. We found out that paper, perfume, fruit, timber and medicine all come from trees. We learned about a man called William Shepherd. He designed Harold’s Cross Park and St Stephen’s Green!

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Visit from Dublin City Council

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We had a visitor from the Dublin City Council called Clare Egan. She came here to talk to us about where our litter and waste goes. She told us that most of our waste is buried underground and covered up, which is called a landfill but in order to do so we must squish it down. She showed us a can and then four cans squished down on top of each other but it was the same size as one can. Some people burn their rubbish instead of disposing of it properly which is very bad for our planet and gives off a bad smell and toxic gases. She showed us different materials when broken up like paper into pulp and sand which is made into glass. We found the talk very informative and interesting to find out where our waste goes.