Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Science Week

Science Week 11th - 18th 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.
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Heaviest Potato and Longest Carrot Competition
The first and 2nd classes were tasked with finding the heaviest potato and longest carrot. They scoured the vegetable stalls of Balbriggan and in the end the longest carrot was found by Eli in first class and the heaviest potato was brought in by Samuel, also in first class. Well done boys and to everyone who took part in the competition. 

Paper Aeroplane Winners
The first and second classes were then asked to design and make a paper aeroplane and see how far it would fly. Mrs Bouzzah, our Science Coordinator, tested the finalist and the winners were as follows: 

1st Class
Julia Kolat - 1st
Daniel Grant & Dara O Reilly- joint 2nd
Colin Sookarah - 3rd

2nd Class
James O Neill - 1st
Tomasz Mazewzski - 2nd
Séan Ryan - 3rd

The teachers carried out lots of Science experiments in class. The discussed how a test must be fair to get an acurate  result. Take a look at some of the fun experiments that were carried out throughout the school. 

Skittle Rainbow Experiment
Ms McNamee's Class

Testing condensation and evaporation in Ms Meehan's class

Mrs Bouzzah in action weighing the potatoes and carrots

Some more competitors for the paper plane competition. 

Why not look out for some interesting programmes about science on tv or borrow science books from the library. You can also visit www.scienceweek.ie 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.