Last week we took part in Science week which was happening in schools all over Ireland. We conducted different experiments everyday and explored the area of technology and engineering which is part of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
In one of our experiments we observed how water travels. We used food colouring to help the travelling water become more visible. We were amazed at how quick the water travelled through the tissue.
Our next experiment involved using magnets and paperclips. We placed the paperclip in a bowl of water to see if the water would effect the magnetic energy. We learned that the paperclip would still be attracted to the magnet even though it was in water. We had fun making the paperclip dance!
We had lots of fun creating a racing car game with our partners. We stuck a paper clip to the back of our paper car, we then used a magnet underneath the page to move the car along the race track.
We are so lucky that in Scoil na Naomh Uilig we have opportunities to use Ipads. We explored apps such as Lightbot which is a coding game in which we must input instructions in order to help the robot get to the chosen location. We really enjoyed coding and had the opportunity to explore it even further using Beebots.