Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh

Rushbrooke, Cobh, Co. Cork

STEAM!

As a whole school we are always looking at the work we do and aim to make small changes which will lead to better teaching, learning and outcomes for pupils. This year 2018/19 we have decided to focus on Science and getting our students to think scientifically though exploration and discovery. The whole focus comes under the term STEAM which is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. We’ll be aiming to incorporate all these things in scientific activities!

Some of the things happening so far…

  • Surveys sent to parents and to teachers for their input.
  • Donation of €1000 from a parent in the school on behalf of ON Semiconductor
  • Staff Training from Discover Primary Science and Maths (check out their website at www.sfi.ie)
  • ‘Designer Minds’ have set up an after school club in the school… keep an eye out if you’re interested!
  • Rang III and IV had a visit from a scientist and brought petri dishes home full to watch bacteria grow!
  • Parents’ Council will be offering this year’s fundraising proceeds to improve our Scientific resources in the classroom
  • VEX Robotics Club has started! They will be building a robot, programming it and getting it to perform tasks on an obstacle course… against other schools!

Keep an eye on this page for updates and please get in touch if you have an idea that you can share with us!

  • Making Ice Cream😁🍦 - As part of #ScienceWeek22, Rang a Ceathair were busy making delicious ice cream from scratch! The children used scientific methods, questioning strategies and research methods to make the tasty treat! Sár obair gach duine! Continue Reading
  • Science Week 2022- Scientists’ visit 👨‍🔬👩‍🔬🔬🧪 - As part of Science Week Rang 5 were delighted to have a team from Merck visit and share about some of the amazing work they do at their labs. Students, and teachers alike, were fascinated to hear all about the work Merck do, such as manufacturing cell membranes and cell and gene therapy. 🧬 They… Continue Reading
  • Science Week in BSRAC - BSRAC Rang 1 students have been learning about the Sun and the planets in the Solar System during the last weeks. They did a science experiment were the Sun was essential: Sun dials. They created their own Sun dials and observed how the shadow move slowly through the day, like in the old days before… Continue Reading
  • 🧬 MINI SCIENTISTS! 🧬 - Ms. O'Gorman's rang a ceathair were delighted to welcome Joshua from @intelireland headquarters to judge their Intel Mini Scientific science project submissions! 🧪 The children had a fantastic day and received a selection of goodies courtesy of Intel! 🛍️ They were also delighted to be put forward to the national final of this prestigious competition… Continue Reading
  • 👨‍🌾 GARDENING AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AT BSRAC! 👩‍🌾 - 👨‍🌾 GARDENING AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AT BSRAC! 👩‍🌾 Our pupils have been growing green fingers with the reintroduction of our after school gardening club this week! 🌹 With the kind support of our fabulous Parent's Association and staff, the children engaged in getting beds ready for planting for the new year! 🌼 Many thanks to… Continue Reading
  • Problem Solving Competition (Maths) - BSRAC are busy celebrating Maths Week from the 17th- 21st of October 2022. As part of this, our Problem Solving Competition was launched today. Posters are displayed on the Junior/ Senior Infant, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th and 5th/6th class corridors with curricular based Maths Problems. (Pictures are shown below) Children are encouraged to enter this competition and… Continue Reading
  • Science in BSRAC - Have a look at our future scientists. We love science in BSRAC, first class were doing melting experiments. Check some pictures of the melting process. Continue Reading
  • Learning about Egypt -   We were very busy learning about ancient Egypt in November. We visited the school library and took out books about Egypt. We then used our class iPad to gather pictures and more information. Finally, we created a display in our classroom. We used different materials to build our own pyramids too.   Continue Reading
  • Coiscéim’s Nature Walk using a digital tool (SSE) - Our pupils loved going outdoors to interact with the natural environment. They were given the class IPad as a digital tool to take photographs of any signs of Winter around the school field. In addition, they collected sticks to make a Winter Tree for our art craft. Continue Reading
  • Science Week in Coiscéim – Magnet Exploration - We had a brilliant time exploring with magnetic wands! During this hands on learning activity, the pupils predicted and then tested magnetic and non -magnetic  items. At the end of the session, they looked for objects around the room and used the class phone (as a digital technology tool) to take photos of the magnetic… Continue Reading