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Developing empathy through STEM activities in Ms Jenkins’ 6th Class.

Developing empathy through STEM activiti...

Hi, This term Ms Jenkins’ 6th class took part in an exciting STEM project in conjunction with the local college, TU Dublin – Tallaght. Two engineers from the college, Gerry & Lucy, visited our classroom every Friday for four weeks. The children engaged in STEM activities in the classroom. These activities helped to further develop the children’s empathy and understanding of the difficulties and challenges people might encounter when living in Dublin in the year 2100. The children very much enjoyed the STEMpathy activities. Some of the children had a...
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Creepy crawly visitors

Creepy crawly visitors

Collie Ennis, an expert in all things creepy and crawly visited our third and fourth class students today. The students got to see and learn about many different creatures including pythons, Tarantulas, African Land Snails, Stick insects, scorpions and toads. They learned about the importance of caring for these animals and how cool and amazing these creatures can be. Students learned all about the spiders amazing way of hunting and eating their prey and the fascinating life of snakes and other reptiles. It was a great day and many of the students are doing fact files and...
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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...