AOSEM Number – LHO8
Everyone in St. Oliver’s N.S., Carlingford has worked very hard throughout the year on Science and Maths experiments in order to attain an Award of Science and Maths Excellence for the third year in a row.
This website contains records of all the science and related maths activities that we have completed throughout the year.
STEP 1 – Prescribed Activities
1. Living Things
- Cleaning Dirty Water
- Greenhouse in Space Experiment
- Growing sunflowers (page 3 of newsletter)
- Heart rate and Exercise Experiment (Page 3 of newsletter)
2. Environmental Awareness and Care
4. Energy and Forces
STEP 2 – Engineering Speaker
3rd, 4th and 5th class got the opportunity to visit Open Hydro in Greenore and see how Tidal Turbines are made. Simon Cawthorne, the head of Engineering, spoke to us about Energy and Tidal Turbines and the class got to interview him. See the videos of his presentation and the question and answer session here.
STEP 3 – Participate in a Science Event
For the 3rd year in a row, St. Oliver’s N.S. were very fortunate to get to present their science experiments at the BT Young Scientist this year. Read about our experience and see some photographs of the event here.
3rd, 4th and 5th class also got to participate at an Electromagnetic Show in DKIT this year. Have a look at some photographs here. Read the article we wrote in our December Newsletter (page 3) about the show.
STEP 4 – Maths
- Height and Shoe Size
- Insulation Properties Experiment
- How much can a Magnet Lift?
- Using Water to Weigh Objects
- Maths Workshop at the Young Scientist
- Maths Week Activity – Measuring and graphing heights in whole school
STEP 5 – Science Week
The theme for Science Week 2010 was Our Place in Space and 3rd, 4th and 5th class responded to this by completing a project on Galileo which they presented at the Young Scientist Exhibition in January.
We have also started the Greenhouse in Space Experiment and are going to the Armagh Planetarium on 23rd May to learn more about Space.