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!
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- 6th Class STEAM Club - Mr. Stephenson's Sixth Class STEM Club has been exploring areas of physics and chemistry over the past number of weeks through fun, hands-on experiments. We have also examined the steps needed to complete a fair test and how we can compose theories and hypotheses through analysing our results. Below, you can see some videos and… Continue Reading
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- Model Boat Competition - Continue Reading
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- Our Bug Hotel - In February while learning about biodiversity in Science the pupils in Mrs O'Sullivan's class in Coisceim B agreed they would like to make a safe space for minibeasts to shelter, lays their eggs and hide from predators. So, the idea of a bug hotel was born. We were so lucky to have Paula our SNA… Continue Reading
- STEAM in 3rd Class - Ms Haines 3rd Class had great fun learning about how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths are all connected this morning during a live event hosted by Science Foundation Ireland. Here we are drawing jellyfish after we learning how strand DNA is invisible until lots of strands come together, almost like how jellyfish are hard… Continue Reading
- Science Week in Coiscéim – Magnets - We continued working on Energy & Forces: Magnetism Our pupils really enjoyed exploring and experimenting with magnets!!! We discussed what materials attract to magnets and then they searched for magnetic things around the room. Continue Reading
- Science Week in Coiscéim - We worked on energy & forces this week: Pulling & Pushing Our pupils sorted out classroom objects into 3 different categories: pushing, pulling or both. At the end they completed a worksheet to review what they learned Continue Reading