This week in RM 7 we are learning all about the Titanic. So we decided to experiment with lots of items such as; corks, spoons, elastic bands, money, pencils and bottles. We predicted which items would float and sink. We then tested them to see if we were right. Afterwards, we worked in groups to design a boat that would float. We all used different items and they all successfully floated. Next week we will be making our own iceberg, so keep your eyes peeled.
The girls in 5th class were delighted to be some of the first ever to see the new Disney/Pixar film The Good Dinosaur in the Irish Film Institute today. The story of Arlo the young dinosaur and Spot a young boy, was a delight to see throughout, highlighting the relationship between family and friends. The girls were delighted to be in attendance at this preview, especially Seanán who celebrated her 11th birthday today!
It's competition time so put your thinking caps on to compose a new motto for our new theme- Global Citizenship- ENERGY!!!!
All entries must be posted to the GREEN SCHOOLS blog!!
The two 3rd classes have been learning about Stone Age and Bronze Age times in Ireland, so this week we all went on a trip to the National History museum to have a look at some real stone age and bronze age artefacts. The girls had a great day out and discovered lots of interesting tools, weapons, instruments and jewellery from thousands of years ago!
Have a look...
Here in room 7, we have been working with clay the last couple of weeks. This week we decided to make something.
Firstly, we rolled our piece of clay into a ball and then used our thumbs to make a hole. Afterwards, we used tools to decorate our bowls, cups and candle holders.
We now have to leave them to dry and then we can paint them.
We kicked off Science Week with a magic trick. The secret lay inside, of all things, a Pampers nappy! We made raisins dance up and down in a mix of bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar. We looked at what happens to a cut apple, with and without lemon juice squeezed over it. We explored how a smell fills a room and realised why natural gas has a chemical added to it to make it smell. Finally, we had our blast off moment using only a Vitamin C tablet, its container and some water.
The girls in 5th class were delighted to attend a presentation by Italian astronaut, Paolo Nespoli, in DCU as part of Science Week 2015. He was very informative, and we learned a lot about the life of an astronaut and the tough training involved in becoming one. Nespoli was part of the 2007 Space Shuttle Discovery mission, as well as being part of the International Space Station programme in 2010. He is currently training to revisit the ISS in 2017.
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