St. Oliver’s N.S. are hoping to achieve the Science and Maths Excellence Award for the 5th time this year.
There are several steps that we have successfully completed to attain this award again:
Step 1: Greenwave and Maths
We have registered on www.greenwave.ie and recorded our observations of spring and weather. We have had the opportunity to use a thermometer to investigate our weather. We created charts showing our observations. Greenwave
Step 2: Prescribed Activities and Maths
We completed investigations based on the Energy and Forces and Materials strands and used our maths skills along the way.
Light and Shadows – Measuring Fun!
Step 3: Science Speaker in our School
The whole school learned about the new Wildlife Sanctuary in Carlingford from our expert guest speaker, Pat Atkins, who took along a hedgehog. Read all about the sanctuary and view the pictures here: http://stoliverscarlingford.scoilnet.ie/blog/2013/09/18/wildlife-sanctuary-presentation/
Step 4: Attend or Hold a Science Event
Rocks Workshop: 3rd and 4th Class participated in an interesting interactive workshop on Rocks in our Locality
Engineering Week: 5th and 6th class attended an exciting engineering presentation in DKIT
Step 5: Technology
This is a new step this year which everyone in St. Oliver’s N.S. is excited about. We love using technology and are so lucky to have an interactive whiteboard in each classroom and a full set of laptops which we all share. Having already completed projects using Scratch Programming last year, we are really looking forward to participating in Irish Computer Society Scratch programme this year. 3rd and 4th class got the opportunity this year to learn all about Scratch.
Other Scientific Investigations in Our School this year!