The school is a hive of activity at the moment with all things science, to coincide with Science Week nationally. We are very fortunate to be in such close proximity to Lismore Heritage Centre
which provide mobile science workshops. They visit schools to facilitate workshops on site which can further develop the children’s interest in the various STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) activities. All classes enjoyed various workshops over the two days-Guts of Digestion, Shocking Science, Crime Scene Investigation, Chemistry Kids to name but a few.
We had a great time this week with Aoife trying out lots of different experiments, most of which were based on chemical reactions between acids and bases. We used vinegar as our acid and baking soda as our base. It was so much fun to watch the candle extinguish, the plastic glove inflate and of course the volcano erupt. We also had great fun launch our balloon rockets, waking up our paper flowers and learning how to get liquid into a glass that’s upside down. We can’t wait to try out these experiments at home, we have a lot of future scientists in the making.
Abby and Jack helping determine which liquid was an acid and which was a base
Daksh helping Aoife inflate the plastic glove using the gas from our chemical reaction between an acid and a base
Launching our balloon rockets into space
Watching our volcanoes erupt was so exciting
Eolaíocht as Gaeilge
Rinneamar tionsganamh i rang a trí agus a ceathair an tseachtain seo caite. D’fhoglaim muid céard a tharlaíonn nuair a meascann tú salann isteach le ola cócaireachta agus uisce. Tugann an salann bolgán ola anuas go bun an ghloine. Tá an salann agus an ola níos dluithe le chéile ná mar atá an t-uisce.
4th Class-Shocking Science