Materials/energy and forces

To encourage the children to explore and investigate how friction and traction can be reduced by lubricants and to encourage them to evaluate how lubrication can be countered by using oil absorbent materials such as talcum powder

Discovering that oil and water don’t mix



Researching topics using tablets 3rd class

Technology helping with science lessons in 6th class.. research and planning.


Second class Maths.  Second class pupils learned about data and tallies. They were given 4 objects to find outside from the school yard and create tallies relating to how many they could see. They also did a survey of traffic that passed by and tallied the results. Also, pupils were given packets of skittle sweets to count, tally and complete bar charts according to the amount of sweets for each colour.

Second Class – Identifying & measuring the lengths of items in the class. The pupils were trying to find items that were half a metre (50cm) and quarter of a metre (25cm).

Active learning in 3rd class using isak9 in maths


Materials – Materials and Change. 2nd class recently investigated colour mixing using skittles and luke-warm water. We were investigating how materials (such as sugar) may be changed by mixing. We discovered that when sugar is mixed with warm water, it dissolves.

Living Things – 6th Class investigating soil samples taken from around the school environment.

Energy and Forces

Sixth Class explored electrical circuits and designed their own lighthouses

Materials and Change

3rd class identifying the effects of heat on pancake batter and also their senses!



6th class showcased their magnetic car racing tracks by demonstrating to 3rd class!


The sixth class children enjoyed explaining electrical circuits to the children in second class.


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.



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.