Category Archives: Science

Paper Bridge and Column Construction

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This proved quite challenging but turned out to be a very enjoyable learning experience for the 6th class boys involved. First some bridges were built using no more than one or two sheets of A4 paper. Results were mixed but … Continue reading

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6th Class assemble some really useful shelves.

Following up on the investment in Maths equipment, 6th class boys are helping out by assembling some handy shelves and storage spaces.

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Junior Infant Construction

Two of our junior infants investigate the fun effects of gravity using Marble Run.

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Lifetime Lab Visit for 3rd and 4th Classes

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The third and fourth classes visited the Lifetime Lab for the “Explorers” Marine workshop last week . The Explorers workshop was a collaboration between Lifetime Lab, “Explorers” Primary Marine Outreach and Education Programme and Galway Atlantaquaria and it brought displayed … Continue reading

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Science for kids – How to make fizzy bottle rockets – ExpeRimental #16

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This week Mr. Kelly and second class investigated how to make fizzy rockets. We gathered up a variety of empty water bottles, vitamin C tablets and Alka Seltzar tablets. We measured out 1m segments so that we could measure where … Continue reading

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Letting it shine in rang a sé!

One of our 6th class pupils was reminded recently of a lesson they did in Seniors Infants about circuits. He wanted to find that equipment, get it working and share with the younger boys in our school. So that’s what … Continue reading

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The ICT update

We recently added two more members to our I.C.T. and they’ve increased our productivity. Everyone on the committee is respectful to each other which is very important on a comittee. We are always updating the blog and helping with technological … Continue reading

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Through the parts and pieces of a lawnmower 

Mr. O’ Donovan brought in all the parts of an old lawnmower today and we discussed each of them He taught us about each part and what it was for. We were allowed touch the different parts and he answered … Continue reading

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Incredible Edibles

The children of St. Joseph’s have been getting their hands dirty thanks to the INCREDIBLE EDIBLES!!!. They have been planting fruit and vegetables such as: Potatoes, lettuce, carrots, strawberries and turnips and have been taking great care of them. They will also … Continue reading

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Internet safety Day 9th February

Technology has never been as advanced or commonly used as it is today. We have been learning about different ways to stay safe online. This year fifth and sixth classes both learned about Internet Safety and participated with Safer Internet … Continue reading

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