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 →
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!
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 →
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 →
We made tie dye t-shirts in our class. 1: We started by damping the t-shirts and squeezing out all the excess water. 2: Then we pinched the t-shirt in the middle and twisted it so it became small and heavy. … 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.
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.
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!