Science Week 2020 ~ Senior AS Class

For Science Week 2020, we made Porridge Playdough.

We used 2 cups of porridge, 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water.

First, we mixed the porridge and flour. These are dry.

Next, we added the water. This made it wet.

Then, we mixed it with a spoon because it was sticky.

Lastly, we kneaded it with our hands until doughy and stretchy.

We used Goldilocks and the Three Bears mats to play with our Porridge Playdough.

We made bowls, windows, a blanket and a spoon.

I’m sure Baby Bear would love to make his own Porridge Playdough!

Which Butter/Margarine Will Go Off First? by 5th Class Room 6

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  We investigated which butter or margarine would go off first. Materials Zip lock bags Spoon Butter/Margarine (Pure homemade butter, Dairy gold butter, Dairy gold Original Flora, Low Low, Benecol, Heavenly Buttery, Stork margarine) Our Hypothesis Pure butter will go … Continue reading

Things are Heating Up in Room 4!

In Room 4, we have been very busy looking at how heat can change things.

We have discovered that when you make a solid hot, it usually turns into a liquid. We observed ice melting into water and we saw how jelly cubes melt into a liquid when you add hot water.

Because there are so many class birthdays in November in our class, we wondered if there was a way for us to melt our jelly cubes quickly. We decided to melt 6 big cubes of jelly and then melt 28 tiny jelly. We monitored our water temperature using a thermometer and we made sure that we used the same amount of water in each bowl. We all made our predictions, then our race began!

Can you guess which cubes melted faster?

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

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

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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ECO Workshop

Today, Wednesday 15th May, a lady called Natasha came into 1st Class and talked to us all about reducing our waste, reusing different things and recycling as much as we can.

She told us lots of interesting facts about where paper and plastic come from and how they are made. We were amazed to see all of the different bags, clothes and jewellery that had been made out of recycled materials like tents, tyres and sweet wrappers!

We talked a lot about reducing the amount of electricity that we use at home.

Tie Dye 2nd Class Room 11

Last week in room 11 we had great fun using the technique of tie dying to create wonderful designs on some cotton material.

We made up the dye solution using water, salt, and fabric die. When we had tied up our t-shirts and pieces of cotton with elastic bands, we soaked them in the dye for a couple of hours, stirring occasionally. After leaving them to soak, you must wash them in the washing machine and leave to dry.

Today we got to open them up to reveal all the unique designs and patterns that we created. We are thrilled with the results and are looking forward to wearing our new t-shirts and tops!