S.T.E.M.

For the past number of years, the boys have participated in the Discover Primary Science and Maths Awards. All the children in the school get involved and they undertake various activities which involve science, technology, engineering and maths (S.T.E.M).

Throughout the year, we will upload pictures of these activities here.

 

Boats

The boys were given the task of designing and making a boat using only the materials provided. They then had to test the buoyancy of their creation by counting how many marbles it could hold before sinking…..

The materialsPreparation and designing stage

The results!

The winning group and their boat which held 46 marbles!

Marble Runs

Designing a marble run in science. Each group designed their run using recyclable materials. First class came to test the results.

Army Man Launchers

The boys in 6th class were given the task of designing and making an army man launcher using only specific materials.

check out the pictures where they designed, made, launched and measured. A very productive afternoon.

Visit from Inland Fisheries 

Owen Kelly from Inland Fisheries came in to speak to 5th class about their upcoming visit to the school where they will bring in salmon eggs, baby salmon, par, brown trout and eels for the boys to examine. They will also discuss the quality of rivers in Donegal.

Science week 2017 – the boys in 1st/2nd we’re using ICT in the classroom to help sort and classify materials.