Category Archives: Science in our school

Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 3 & 4- Science & Engineering & Maths-How to Design a Boat to Float! – Mr O’ Neachtain’s Second Class

DESIGN A BOAT – Engineering and Design Mr Ó Neachtain’s 2nd Class were busy designing a boat that would stay up in water. We also experimented with adding passengers to our boats in the form of peas and the children … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 4- Science & Maths-Pass the Parcel-Investigating and Describing Materials -Mrs. Cronin’s Junior Infants

Learning about Materials Introduction: Before we began our experiment we used our eyes and hands to examine a variety of materials. We came up with a lot of words to describe them eg. ” this paper is shiny/ smooth”, “this … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 4- Science & Maths-Which Magnet is the Strongest? -Ms Howard’s Senior Infants

Which magnet is the strongest? Curricular content. Science Energy: Magnetism. Maths Number: Counting, Comparing and ordering. Data: Representing Data. Step 1: Science investigations. The children in Ms Howard’s class first investigated the materials through free play and guided discovery. They … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 3 & 4- Engineering & Maths-Designing Bridges- Mr. Keniron’s Senior Infants!

This experiment tied in with the strand, materials and the strand unit, properties and characteristics of materials. Engineering: We were engineers for the day! We learned that it is an engineer’s job to design materials and products. We all acted … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 4- Science & Maths-Investigating Fruit -Ms. Kelly’s Senior Infants!

Strand: Living Things Strand Unit: Plants and Animals Our class decided to investigate the fruit we had read about in the story Handa’s Surprise, written by Eileen Browne. First we collected our resources. We needed a variety of fruit – … Continue reading

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Discover Primary Science – D053 – Step 1 & 4- Science & Maths-Our Lava Lamp Experiment -Ms Buckley’s Second Class

What we needed: Clear containers, effervescent tablets (we used alka seltzer), food colouring, vegetable oil, spoons. Method: First, we made several predictions: 1) We predicted what would happen when we dropped an effervescent tablet into a jar of water. Result: … Continue reading

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Investigating Native Irish Tree Species at the Front of our School

The Green Schools Committee counted the trees around the green area at the front of our school. There are around 90 to 100 trees in our woodland area. With the help of tree guides from The National Tree Council we … Continue reading

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Our New Bug Hotel

The Green School Committee were busy building our new bug hotel in the school courtyard garden.

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New Habitats and Biodiversity Trail in our School Garden!

The pupils and staff at Scoil Aonghusa Junior are working hard to get the fifth green flag on biodiversity. We want to promote and help biodiversity as we have learned how important it is! We have created new habitats and … Continue reading

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Spring Clean and Walk on Wednesday Launch during Biodiversity Week

Here are some picture of the events:

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