Category Archives: Science in our school

Special Green Flag Assembly

To celebrate all the work that the children have put into working towards our sixth green flag, Ms Reilly organised a special assembly on Friday 9th March. In the assembly we reminded everyone of the different concepts we had explored … Continue reading

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Scoil Aonghusa Junior working towards 6th Green flag!

This year, the children of Scoil Aonghusa Junior have been very busy working towards their 6th green flag- ‘Global Citizenship, Litter and Waste’. The children have been busy exploring themes such as: Fairtrade The children explored how everyday items are … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science- D053 – Step 1 – Invite a Science Speaker to your School- The Moon and Sixpence Theatre

Strand: Environmental Awareness and Care Here at Scoil Aonghusa we have been taking part in the Green School’s initiative for over a decade now. We take looking after the world around us very seriously indeed! The school has just been … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 2- Technology- Making a Podcast, Ms Buckley’s Class

Last week, Ms Buckley’s 2nd class took a trip to Tallaght library to take part in a podcast workshop. We began our visit with some quiet reading time. The librarian complemented us on how well behaved and quiet we were! … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1- Science – Paper Helicopters – Ms. O’Donoghue’s First Class

Science Strand: Energy and Forces Strand Unit: Forces For our Science 2017 project First Class investigated Energy and Forces by making Paper Helicopters. In this activity we explored gravity and how things fall. We learned that gravity is a force … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 2 & 4- Science &Technology & Maths-Investigating Materials and Children’s Coats- Mrs. Allen’s Senior Infants

Our findings: Warm padded coats with hoods were the most popular type of coat worn on the day of or survey. 6 Waterproof and windproof coats with hoods were the next most popular. 4 Warm padded jackets with no hoods … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 4- Science & Maths -Which Ball is the Bounciest? – Ms Hickey’s Junior Infants

Science Strand: Materials Strand Unit: Properties and characteristics of materials Junior Infants wanted to investigate different types of balls to see which one was the bounciest. There was a large selection of balls in the P.E. cupboard so we used … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 4- Science & Maths-Dancing Raisins-Mrs. McAdam’s First Class

We conducted an experiment to investigate what would happen to raisins if we put them in fizzy water. Subject: Science Strand: Energy & Forces./ Materials Strand Unit: Forces / Properties and characteristics of materials Equipment: water, 7up, clear glasses, raisins … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 4 – Science & Maths-Exploring Sound – Can You See Sound? Mrs. Canavan / Ms. Clifford’s First Class

Strand/Strand unit – Energy and Forces/Sound Introduction Sound is all around us. We went for a ‘sound walk’ outside. We heard leaves rustling, dogs barking, crows cawing and many other sounds. Then we went for a ‘sound walk’ inside. We … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 4- Science & Maths-Making a Bird Feeder-Ms A. O’ Connell’s Junior Infants

Ms. A O’Connell’s Junior Infants – Making a bird feeder and a simple bird bath Science – Strand: Environmental Awareness and Care Strand: Living Things, Strand Unit: Plants and Animals 1. Introduction We collected our equipment: 330ml empty plastic bottles … Continue reading

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