Mr. O’Neill’s 6th class recently produced their projects on topics ranging from matter, forces and electricity to technology and the frontiers of science. They also did some very interesting experiments which showed off their keen interest in and understanding of many different scientific principles. We had electrical circuits, chemical changes, electromagnets and even holograms.
As part of our scientific studies, we were given a certain quantity and type of materials and we constructed boats with the aim to make them float. We added items e.g coins to see if the boats could take the weight and stay afloat. We illustrated and wrote up our findings afterwards. We learnt a lot from this Floating and Sinking Experiment.
This week is Science week! As well as attending the Science fair and a visit from Skydome, 6th class have been learning all about the eye. Follow the link below to see how many parts of the eye you can correctly label. Let us know how you get on!
The Science Fair is taking place in St. Kevin’s this week! Some of the pets are even joining in!
This week, we are looking for the best caption for the picture above. A caption is a funny and creative comment or title connected to a picture. Have a look at our example below to give you ideas.
The person who thinks of the funniest and most creative caption will earn themselves a written homework pass! Think carefully and post your answer in the comments below. Best of luck!
Beidh Science Fair ar siúl i Scoil Chaoimhín an tseachtain seo agus tá comórtas ar siúl! An bhfuil agatsa cad iad na focail sin as Gaeilge?
Cuir síos do fhreagraí sna tuairimí. Caithfidh na freagraí a bheith as Gaeilge agus gheobhaidh tú pás obair bhaile má tá na freagraí ceart agus tusa an chéad duine! Bainigí úsáíd as foclóir má tá cabhair ag teastáil uaibh.
The Science Fair will be taking place in St. Kevin’s this week and there is a competition! Do you know what these words are in Irish?
Write your answers in the comments. The answers must be in Irish and you will get a homework pass if you are the first person with the correct answers! Use a dictionary if you need to.
A big well done to our two 6th classes who competed in the Intel Mini Scientist Competition today. Parents, teachers and fellow students were all very impressed by your work and the judges had a very tough time picking a winner. The runner-up prize went to the fascinating (if slightly gruesome!) project about the lungs and smoking awareness by Anna, Ríona, Sarah H. and Lucy. Our winners were Jack K., Janek, Jack Mc. and Callum with their highly informative project about diabetes. The boys will now advance to the regional final and we wish them the very best of luck!
Mr. Sheekey’s 1st Class have been learning about how to take care of our environment. We learned about how to ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’. We used construction toys and then recycled materials to create pieces of Art. Some of us recreated famous constructions like the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We also created robots, monsters and many other unusual objects! We used lots of different 3d shapes like cylinders, cubes, cuboids and spheres to make our creations look interesting and to help them to balance.
We also worked together to make posters reminding people in St. Kevin’s to take care of our environment.