Category Archives: Step 4: Maths and Science

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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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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