Making A Lava Lamp Nov 16th 2018
As part of Science week in the junior room, we made a lava lamp in class, using water, oil, food colouring & an Alka Seltzer tablet.
Senior classroom students exhibited recent science experiments at the Science Fair in Sligo IT on Sun 11th Nov. We exhibited four recent experiments, including; Creating an airbag system for landing an egg on Mars, Demonstrating Gallileo’s Leaning Tower of Pisa Experiment, Reaction Testing & Using a Clinometer.
It was a great experience for children to get the opportunity to explain and demonstrate their experiments to members of the public, families and other children. Take a look at our photos from the day.
We have Bee Bots in Carns NS. Bee-Bots are a wonderful tool to teach students the fundamentals of computational thinking. The small robot can remember up to 40 commands consisting of forward, backwards, left and right movements to maneuver around the floor. These commands develop students understanding of sequencing, computational thinking and the mathematical concepts of coordinates, distance, and location.
On Friday 7th Sep 2018, we spent the day working marine biologist Conor Ryan and all children explored our local seashore at Milk Harbour. We found anemone, blennie fish, clams, mussels, crabs, hermit crabs, starfish, periwinkles and much more. We have added many photos of our findings on our school Facebook page.
With Space week approaching in early Oct, we’ve been doing some experiments creating paper and straw rockets, designing a rocket, creating a control, testing rockets for distance travelled, modifying our designs and retesting. Great fun.
Take a look at some of the science work we completed for our Primary Science & Maths Award in photos for our 2017 award. We’ve begun work in Sep 2018 for our 3rd Primary Science & Maths Award.
We were awarded our 2nd Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award in May 2017. We’re completed lots of incredible science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) work in the school as we work through the various steps involved in applying for the award. We received our first award in May 2015.
We began in the autumn by participating for the first time in the Reellife Science Movie competition for the first time. The children in the senior room i have been working on a science project for the Reel life Science competition over 3 weeks. We have learned how to create and edit movies and we’ve had a great experience. We have spent many hours researching, filming, editing and learning about our topic and how to create a movie. Our entry entitled ‘The Digestive System of Cows’ can be viewed here.
We discovered many interesting facts doing our maths trails. How many children can fit into a square 1m x 1m?? We found out ! Also the interesting facts we discovered from our maths trails. (56 windows in school building, 2268 slates on the roof, 37 rings on the tree stump in the classroom, 32 vertical lines on our school gate, area of our school yard is 2709m2, 28 people can fit in a a square with 2m sides & lots more…..)