1916 – Transport

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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.

Heart Rate (bpm)

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Today in second class we all monitored our heart rate with the heart rate monitor. Our hearts are pumping at a regular rate. This pumping can be felt by placing fingers across the pulse point at the wrist or the … Continue reading

RDS Primary Science Fair 2015 – Saturday the 11th of January

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On Saturday the 11th of January we had the pleasure of participating in the RDS Primary Science Fair. The RDS Primary Science Fair is a national science exhibition. All 32 counties on the island of Ireland are given the opportunity … 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

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.