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PostHeaderIcon Science Week in Room 11!

November 2020

We had great fun in Room 11 for Science Week!

Light and Materials: We learned about light and how it travels through different materials. We learned some difficult words; transparent, translucent and opaque. Transparent materials allow light to pass through them. Translucent materials allow only some light to pass through them. And opaque materials block light. We made predictions and tested different materials to see if they were transparent, translucent or opaque. 

Milk Art: There was a lot of excitement in Room 11 as we tried some ‘Milk Art’ for Science Week. We put milk with some drops of food colouring on a paper plate. The children then dipped a cotton bud in some washing-up liquid and put it into the food colouring. The food colouring then spread throughout the milk to make some milk art! The washing up liquid pushed the fat in the milk all over the plate. It was magical to watch!



The annual Science / Maths Open Day was a great success.  Each class show-cased amazing experiments for each other.  Parents visited in the afternoon and enjoyed taking part enormously.  We even had a station organised by parents themselves.  Thanks to everybody for a super day and especially to Ms. Mongan who organised the event.  

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PostHeaderIcon Junior Einsteins Science Show and A1

3rd Class and their teacher Ms Feighery were thrilled to attend the Junior Einsteins Science Show in the Ilac Library on Wednesday 21st November. It was a wonderful opportunity  to observe and experience lots of science.  We learned how to make two types of slime and used a plasma ball to light lightbulbs. We also got to use a Van de Graaf generator which creates static electricity. We even got to shoot giant smoke rings at each other with fabulous giant Smoke Cannons, which was fantastic fun until we set off the smoke detector! On the way home we were given Science Packs with lots of experiments we can try at home.  We had a great day and love Science!!!

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Experimenting with slime


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Van de Graaf Generator

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Elephant Toothpaste

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