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The science behind snow!

Using the website Weather Whiz Kids we found a wide variety of facts about what a blizzard is and how snow and ice are created. What are snowflakes? Snowflakes are made of ice, each snowflake is made up of as many as 200 ice crystals. Some snow crystals are symmetrical. Snowflakes will form only if the temperature is below 0 Celsius. They make those shapes because that is how water molecule form when they freeze. Otherwise they are small and irregularly shaped. They rotate and they become heavier as they fall towards Earth. What does a blizzard need? 1. For snow to fall...
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Storm Emma and The Beast From The East

Storm Emma and The Beast From The East Take On Sacred Heart S.N.S. By Ben and Alex. As all of you know, the entire country came to a standstill last week when we were issued with a Red Weather Warning. This was caused when Storm Emma accompanied by the Beast from the East hit the shores of Ireland. All the pupils and even the teachers…(Mr Diver!!!!) were thrilled to wake up Wednesday morning to the news that school was to be closed due to ghastly weather conditions. Luckily here in Sacred Heart S.N.S we have our very own weather station,...
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RTE’s Gerry Murphy Visited Our School

RTE’s Gerry Murphy Visited Our Sch...

Gerry Murphy, RTE meteorologist, came into our school on the 19th of June 2017 to see the 6th class projects based on the school’s Raspberry Pi Weather station. Ms. Ryan’s class made an information board about the weather station. This had information like the green house effect, clouds, weather balloons and lots more. Some other students from Mr. Maguire’s class were there too. We had lots of questions for Gerry Murphy. We asked him what sort of equations do meteorologists use to predict the weather, what does it take to become a meteorologist, why does...
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Our Weather Station News 05/05/2017

Our Weather Station News 05/05/2017

Our class has been doing a project on the weather in Ireland. We studied different types of clouds and what they are made from. We looked at temperature and the various instruments used to measure temperature. We studied the difference between weather and climate. The weather describes the state of the atmosphere above us at any given time. Climate describes the long term variations of the atmosphere. In Ireland, we have a mild, moist and unpredictable! We learned that there are 2 radars in Ireland, in Dublin and Shannon. These send out pulses and measures precipitation...