Month: April 2013

Lava Lamps




Did you know that oil and water will never mix? This is because oil is lighter than water.

 How to make a lava lamp:

Equipment: bottle, water, oil, food colouring, alka seltzer, measuring jug, pipette.



1.   Calculate capacity of bottle.

2.   Calculate ¼ of the capacity of the bottle and put this amount of water into the bottle.

3.   Calculate 2/3 of the capacity of the bottle and put this amount of oil into the bottle.

4.   Add 10-12 drops of food colouring into the bottle using a pipette.

5.   Break the alka seltzer into 3-4 pieces.

6.   Add the alka seltzer to the bottle, put the lid on and turn the bottle upside down.

7.   Sit back, relax and watch as bubbles of food colouring float up and down.



3rd Class Swimming

Last Friday we had our last class of swimming in the Clarion. Before we went we made a thank you card for Adam and Liam. At the end we got a group photo with the instructors.

Fionn Mac Cumhail Drama

Last week on Thursday the 19th of April, some actors came to our school to put on the story of Fionn Mac Cumhail’s life.

I believe that the whole school found the play funny and interesting.

My favourite bit from the play was that there were only three actors and about ten different parts to play and the three actors played all ten parts extremely well.

By Lauren

First class were learning about school long ago. They were comparing their school life with that of their grandparents. They visited St. Edwards old school in Forthill and they interviewed a grandparent Patricia Cawley about her school days in st vincents.

April Maths Question

It’s time to get out in the fresh air playing in the evenings again. Rounders is a great game. Imagine there is a sale in a local sports shop for this month’s maths question.

A bat and a ball cost €1.10. The bat costs one euro more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
There are a few different ways you can answer this. Follow the problem solving strategy teacher uses in your class or even get some coins that add up to €1.10 and figure it out that way.
Have a go and think about it. Answers on a sheet with your name to my office by Monday the 22nd of April.
Bye for now,
Mrs Mc Gowan

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