Thursday, 23 November 2017

Science Week

Science Week 13th - 24th November

The school has been buzzing with science experiments this week to mark the annual National Science Week. Mrs Bouzzah, our science coordinator, set up an array of activities to get the children's scientific brains working.

Heaviest Potato Competition
The first and second classes were asked to bring in the biggest potato they could find at home. It was then weighed in school.
 The winner was Clare in Mrs O Connor's class with a weight of 1,366g, 
2nd place went to Ava in Mrs Cummins' class, her potato weighed 900g 
3rd place went to Alex, also in Mrs Cummins' class whose potato weighed in at 816g. 

Well done girls!!!

Longest Carrot Competition
The first and second classes were also asked to bring in the longest carrot they could find at home. It was then measured in school by Mrs Bouzzah. 
The winners were Ava in Mrs Cummins' 2nd class, Adam in Mrs O Connor's 1st class, Megan in Mr Delaney's 1st class and Layla in Ms Meehan's 1st Class.

Well done everyone.

Paper Planes Winners
The children were asked to design and make a paper aeroplane anf see how far it would fly. Mrs Bouzzah, our Science coordinator, tested the finalist from the 1st and 2nd classes and the winners were as follows:
1st Class
1st: Samuel Maroszek
2nd: Amie McCafferty
3rd: Jayden Redmond Carolan

2nd Class:
1st: Reece Boyle
2nd: Antoni Witek, Honzi Dobusek
3rd: Muhammad Mohammed
Mrs Cummins' 2nd Class tested the distance of their paper aeroplanes

Science Stations
The fun continued in the hall when the exhibition tables were set up. The children  explored amongst other things magnets, thumb prints, floating & sinking and identifying fruit and vegetables. A big hit was the "Yawning Table" where the pupils explored whether yawning is contagious-the general consensus being that yes indeed it is!

Why not look out for some interesting programmes about science on tv or borrow science books from the library. You can also visit for more information or use the hashtag #scienceweek on twitter to view some interesting projects taking place around the country.

Thanks to Mrs Bouzzah who oversaw yet another successful Science Week with her usual enthusiasm and excitement.