Science

This year, we are delighted to announce that all the classes in Taunagh N.S. will take part in the Discover Primary Science and Maths Award.

Our digital log is divided under the following headings:

  • Step 1 – Science
  • Step 2 – Technology
  • Step 3 – Engineering
  • Step 4- Maths
  • Step 5 – STEM Showcase

Step 1: Science

This is our science section where we will document all of our learning under the different strands.

Materials

 

Which Kitchen Towel Absorbs Best?
The scientists in the Senior Room were busy at work in their quest to determine the best material and subsequently the best brand of kitchen towel to wipe up a spill!

Testing Materials

Building Bridges


The children in the Junior Room were busy researching, designing, building and testing bridges that they made from junk art materials.
They make their bridges in small groups with the children from Junior Infants – 2nd in Ardkeeran NS.

Filtering
The children in 1st to 6th class had great fun in science. They started off with a mixture of clay in water and filtered it numerous times. The water samples they ended up with were a lot cleaner but not clean enough to drink!

 

Making Slime in Shared Education

Energy and Forces

Making Parachutes

The children designed parachutes using their knowledge of gravity and air resistance.

 

Acrobatic clowns
The children had great fun investigating forces. They investigated in pairs how to balance a cardboard clown on their finger, and other surfaces, using a little help from some materials

Electrical Circuits
The children learned about the components of circuits and created their own ones.

Light up Christmas cards

Electrical Safety

Space

We are learning about space at the moment and using this song to name all the planets.

Gravity