5th class in Room 7 have been working hard in preparation for the Globe project. We are investigating air pollution around our school. We are waiting for the results of our investigation from the research laboratory. To help us with our investigation we decided to construct a wind vane and a wind anemometer. We worked together in groups to plan and construct our chosen project. We’re looking forward to using our constructions as part of the Globe project.
We looked at how different transport was during 1916.
In our pictures we saw people walking, stage coaches, ships and trams.
One of our photos had a train station in it. It was obvious that it was a train station because it had lots of railway tracks outside it. Molly thought that the train station in her photo was used to transport people to other parts of the country like Sligo, Donegal or Cork.
One of our photos had a ship in it which was delivering cargo to different parts of the country. It was a steam powered cargo ship. Ships used the Grand Canal and the River Liffey to transport their cargo
We looked at a photo of a busy street in the city centre. We thought it was O’Connell Street (Sackville Street) because it was very busy. From looking at the photo of the city people got to work by walking. We agreed that most people walked because they could not afford a car.
One of our photos was taken in Terenure. There were trams in this photo of Terenure. We knew it was a tram because it was shaped like a bus but it had train tracks like the luas. We thought that the tram in our photo was being used to get people in and out of work in the city. Adam told us that there are no trams at all in Terenure today.
We have started working on our projects all about the Titanic. We will update you when we have our projects completed. Ava drew a fantastic picture of the Titanic. Check it out below!
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.
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.
We all must work together to protect the environment and try to reverse the effects of global warming.
Last week we learned about electricity.
We talked about things that use electricity at home and in school.
Teacher gave us stars and we had to put them on things in our classroom which use electricity.
We found lots of items which use electricity!
The interactive whiteboard.
We talked about electricity safety rules.
We also talked about how important it is not to waste electricity.