Category Archives: Science

Seashore Scavenger Hunt

We took advantage of the wonderful weather today by exploring the seashore habitat that we have been learning about in school. We managed to find most of the plants and animals we have been researching and even more!
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DPSM PLAQUE OF STEM EXCELLENCE 2018 Application

DPSM PLAQUE OF STEM EXCELLENCE 2018 Application
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Pupils in St. Oliver’s N.S. are hoping to achieve the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Award again. We are aiming for a Plaque of STEM Excellence so we completed lots of Science activities … Continue reading

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Promoting Health and Well-being in St. Oliver’s N.S.

We have been very busy over the past three years promoting positive health and well-being here in St. Oliver’s N.S. 
There are many informative publications available from various foundations. We intend to distribute a selection of these in the coming days.
Below … Continue reading

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Science Investigations

Preparation for the engineering exhibition.
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Investigating Magnets 
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Investigating gravity and air resistance.
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Senior Science Show

All the pupils in 3th, 4th, 5th and 6th class presented at our senior science show this year. It was amazing to see all the scientific investigations that have been going on in all classrooms this year.
3rd Class demonstrated investigations … Continue reading

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2nd Class Science Exhibition

2nd Class really enjoyed themselves as they invited Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class into their classroom to talk about the topics that they investigated in Science and Technology this year.
Our Topics included – Senses – A taste … Continue reading

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Investigating air pressure in JI and SI

We investigated air pressure in Junior and Senior Infants. We used paint, card and a straw. We discovered that the paint spread if we used the straw to blow through because there was more air pressure. We decided to make … Continue reading

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Why stars twinkle

In Junior and Senior infants we investigated why stars twinkle.
Starlight passes through the air to reach us.
The air behaves like moving bubble wrap when starlight passes through it. 
We tried it ourselves!
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JI and SI learn about Space

What fun we have had in Junior and Senior Infants learning all about Space and the Solar System. We explored with a range of materials and created our own rockets and spaceships.
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Friction

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The children enjoyed investigating the effects friction can have on the distance a vehicle can travel.

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