We are going for a Discover Primary Science and Maths Award

Have a look at us working as Scientists and Mathematicians!

Science Page

Our 5 Step Evidence Log for 2017/2018

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Step 1 Science (Six hands on science investigations)

Materials 1. Ms Galligan’s Senior Infants : Dolly’s Raincoat

Click on Dolly’s Raincoat

Materials 2. Whole school: Slime (Science Week Photo Below)

Materials 3. First Class: Ice Melting

What's happened to the Ice

What’s happened to the Ice

 

Energy and Forces 1. First Class: Parachutes

Energy and Forces 2. Ms Creaner’s Second Class: Make your own Rainbow Experiment

Click on Make your own Rainbow

Living Things 1 Ms Healy’s Juniors: Senses – Taste Test

Test those Taste Buds

Test those Taste Buds

Living Things 2. Second Class: Nature Clean-up Operation

Environmental Awareness!

Environmental Awareness!

Living Things 3. Ms Barrett’s Senior Infant Minibeast Hunt

Recording our Minibeast Hunt in Room 16

Recording our Minibeast Hunt in Room 16

 

Whole School Science Speaker: Young Einstein Day

Electricity

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Step 2 Technology ICT

(2 or more examples of use of ICT as part of their work)

Power Hour with iPads

1. Power Hour with iPads in Ms Barrett’s Class


Ms McLoughlin's Class get show their science skills!

2. Ms McLoughlin’s Class show their Science skills!

3. Mr Whyte’s Class Second Class did a Tree Project and used Google maps

Click to see our Google Maps work

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Step 3Engineering

(2 examples of engineering in class or in area)

Engineering 1: Design and Make with Bricks for Kids

Young Engineers get things moving!

Young Engineers get things moving!

Engineering 2: Super Parents as Partners in SciencescientistA huge thanks to Doug Reid and Suzanne O’Brien who are both parents from Junior and Senior Infants year group. They work in the area of Science and Engineering and both came in to give really exciting talks to the classes about their work in laboratories and in technology.  The children were captivated by the awesome talks and were feeling inspired to become Engineers and Scientists!  It is super to have this involvement, it means so much.

Engineering 3: Building a Tower: Second Class

 

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Step 4 Maths 2 or more examples of Maths as part of Science work

  • Maths Trail

Click here for FUN Maths Trail

  • Senior Infants Maths Week trip to Imaginosity 
    On 15th October 2017 we joined Imaginosity for National Maths & Science Week and took part in the accredited DPSM workshops at Ireland’s ONLY Childrens Museum!
    Imaginosity trip Maths
  • Maths Eyes in SFX JNS.. get your number goggles on!
If you add the number of girls and the number of boys in the picture, what do you get? Can you spot some shapes in the picture? Are there more children looking to the left or the right?

If you add the number of girls and the number of boys in the picture, what do you get?
Can you spot some shapes in the picture?
Are there more children looking to the left or the right?


How many children do you see in the picture? How many girls are in the picture?  How many boys are in the picture? Howe many children are standing up? How many children are sitting down? How many children are in the back row? How many children are in the front row?

How many children do you see in the picture?
How many girls are in the picture?
How many boys are in the picture?
Howe many children are standing up?
How many children are sitting down?
How many children are in the back row?
How many children are in the front row?

Click on the words TREE1 and TREE2 below to spot how the children in Mr Whyte’s Class used their AMAZING Maths skills to figure out the size of the Canopy of the tree in our school yard. It’s brilliant!  

TREE 1   TREE 2

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Step 5 STEM Show and Tell

OPEN DAY for Parents to demonstrate STEM Work

Well done to all the families who joined in class on Friday 23rd February 2018.  We had a great demonstration of all of our recent Science Work.  Experiments and Solar System Projects were on show and the parents and grandparents involvement made everything so much fun!!

 

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SCIENCE WEEK 2017

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Ms Healy’s Junior Infants tested their taste buds!!

Strand: Living things : Myself

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Imaginosity trip Maths

Ms Barrett’s Senior Infants visited Imaginosity and were building and having fun with Maths!!

Maths game Imaginosity
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In 1st Class, Ms Connolly’s Class experimented with MAGNETS!!

Strand: Energy & Forces: Magentism

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Bricks for kids 3

Check out Mrs McEvoy’s 2nd Class building moving robots with LEGO Briks4Kids..

Litter picking

A REAL scientist came to visit!!

Electricity

We found out about electricity..

Strand: Energy & Forces : Electricity

We have even made our own St Francis Xavier Slime!

Niamh Slime

Mrs McEvoy’s also found time to do a litter pick.. We love our planet!!

Strand: Environmental Awareness & Care

 

Ms Connolly’s Class Magnetism Experiment  :)

Activity notes: (orally prepared together)
1. We all had some magnetic and non-magnetic objects (paper clips, fridge magnets etc.)
2. We used our magnet to see if they were magnetic or not.
3. We recorded our results on the sheet.
4. We spoke about what objects were the strongest magnets, after testing them all.
Fair Test: We used the same magnet for the whole experiment.