Category Archives: Step 1: Science Investigations

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 1 – Visit a Discover Centre – Junior Infant trip to the Zoo

On Wednesday the 22nd of March junior infants went on their first school tour to the zoo to learn about animals. They learned a lot about different animals that live in the African Savannah. They had a guide from Dublin … 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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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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