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Third class experiment with helium

Third class experiment with helium

In Mr. Maguire’s class, The children have been learning about different gases and how they work. Last week they got to experiment with Helium. Helium is less dense than other gases in our air, so it rises up into the sky. The children got to see how this works. They blew up balloons with a helium tank and then attached them to pencils. Their mission was to lift the pencils into the air using the Helium. Most of the children estimated it would take a two or three  balloons to lift the pencils but it took around 7 balloons for some pencils to fly up. It was great fun...
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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...
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Bubble Exhibition

Bubble Exhibition

Our Trip to Bubble Science in Tallaght Stadium   Ms. Maye brought some children from 5th class to Tallaght Stadium for Engineers week. We arrived at Tallaght Stadium around 12 o clock. We went inside a big room in the Stadium. There were lots of schools there. There was a lady named Susan that talked about bubbles. She made a sock puppet that sprayed out bubbles. Josh out of Ms Healy’s Class got to put out a fire with carbon dioxide. We also made really big bubbles and we made them with rods. She made a big bubble that covered a boy with weird goggles, he thought he...
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Science week experiments in 6th

Science week experiments in 6th

                                         DRY ICE! Last week was science week, Mr Maguire’s class done an experiment with dry ice. Dry ice is some carbon dioxide frozen that you can order online. We were not allowed touch it because you could get frost bite in less than five seconds. We used fairy liquid, gloves, balloons, bottles, cup, water, kettle, plate and pipes. Firstly Mr Maguire put on gloves. Then Mr Maguire took a cup and put about a half of a cup of dry ice and put it on the plate. Then we put cold water in the kettle and...
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Raspberry Pi Weather Station

Raspberry Pi Weather Station

Our school is one of only a 1000 schools around the globe who managed to get our hands on a Raspberry Pi Weather Station. This weather station enables the collection of weather data, using a variety of sensors which include a rain gauge, an anemometer, a wind vane and a soil temperature probe. We are in the process of getting the kit up and running. A huge thank to Taylor-Rose’s father, Anthony and Kori’s dad, Yemi for coming in on a weekly basis to help us with this project. We will keep you updated with our...