We’ve been out and about looking for signs of spring. Despite the cold weather we managed to spot daffodils and snowdrops in bloom and buds on the trees. We also saw a squirrel scampering across our school grounds. We learned that squirrels don’t actually hibernate but they are less active in winter, spending more time sleeping and keeping out of the cold as there is very little food for them to gather. We hope to see more and more squirrels out looking for food in the coming weeks.
Experiment 3 Testing paper airplanes What are we investigating? Which type of paper folded plane could defy gravity for the longest? What is the difference between the longest and the shortest? How can we explain this difference? How can we … Continue reading →
First attempt: Using junior hack saws Balso wood, a glue gun and some sandpaper we set about designing a plane/ glider Second Attempt Taking on Board what we learned about air pressure and teh bernoulli effect we redesigned our planes … Continue reading →
Experiment 4 Air Pressure What are we investigating? What is Air Pressure? How can we see it if it’s invisible? What did we do? We took a full milk carton, stuck the straw in and drank all the milk. We … 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 have been learning all about Thomas Edison in second class.
Thomas Edison was a famous inventor. He was born in America in 1847. Thomas went to school for a short time and then was home schooled by his mum. He did his inventions in the basement of his house. Thomas invented the light bulb, power plants, cine camera and the phonograph. He had very poor hearing. During his lifetime he created 3,000 inventions! Thomas Edison’s nickname was the Wizard.