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Fun with Magnets

Today, Senior Infants in Room 1 did some investigating using magnets. First, we made some guesses about what objects and materials are magnetic. Then, everyone worked together in groups testing the magnets with the different objects materials. We discovered that magnets stick to metal. The magnets did not stick to wood or plastic. It was […]

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Science Week

Science Week came to Scoil Oilibhéir with a bang…literally! Children took part in a variety of experiments in the halla that emphasised the scientific language and skills of observing, predicting, questioning, investigating and showing results. Our budding scientists, i.e. The Student Council, led the way by conducting themselves impeccably as they demonstrated each experiment with […]

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Electrifying Experiments

Mrs Woods’ 6th Class rounded off Science Week 2017 with investigations on Electrical Circuits.  They grappled with wires, bulbs and batteries in Room 23 and then invited their next door neighbours – 1st Class [Mrs Gleeson’s/Mrs Gardiner’s], to have a go also.

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Science Fun

The children of An Droichead 2 marked the end of science week by carrying out a fun experiment with skittles! First we placed the skittles in the bottom of a dish, around the edge. Then we put some water in, and look what happened! We made a ‘skittle rainbow’! It was lovely and colorful, and […]

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Science Week

Mrs Murphy’s Junior Infant class and the children of  An Droichead 2 went to the halla this week to take part in some science experiments. The 6th class children helped us to decide if materials were made from wood or not. We had to sort out items into sets of ‘wood’ or ‘not wood’.  We […]

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Science Week 2017

This  is National Science Week and our children will be involved in conducting many experiments in the classroom this week. They also had fun in the Halla where they witnessed Dancing Raisins and Mini Explosions to name but a few. You too can take part and enjoy doing some simple experiments with your child at […]

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