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Science in Room 1

Have a look our Wiggle Bot project that we worked on back in term 1!

SEAI Energy Workshop


On Tuesday 13th of March, Room 1 participated in a science workshop organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

First, we took part in a discussion during which we learned lots of interesting facts about where we get our electricity from. We learned about the different places we can get energy from, the importance of saving energy and the importance of looking after our planet by recycling.

We then carried out some experiments. We used energy from a potato to light a light bulb! We also trapped gas inside a small tube which caused it to explode.

Lastly, we played a life size board game. We used all the facts we learned during the workshop to compete against each other in groups.

It was a very interesting and exciting workshop.

Ms. Gallagher

Coding with Minecraft in Room 1

The Hour of Code is a global event which takes place each year, when millions of people across the world from ages 4 upwards get the chance to learn about computer science and coding in particular. Continue reading

Science Discovery in 4th Class

We were lucky in 4th class to welcome Abbvie into our class this week for some science discovery.

First we talked about ‘who is a scientist?’. Then some children had a chance to dress up as scientists. We spoke about why a scientist needs a coat and glasses – to protect themselves.

After that each group was given a mystery box. We weren’t allowed to touch it at first, we had to take a guess of what is was, what was inside of it and the materials it was made from.

Then we compared another box, of the same size, but with various materials inside it to try and identify what was in the mystery box. We compared the weight, sound and whether or not the contents inside could be magnetised. From that, we identified what was in our mystery box.


Discover Science and Maths Award 2017


St. Edwards has achieved the Discover Science & Maths Award for 2017.  This is the 14th year that we have achieved the award. Congratulations to all the children and staff for all their hard work in Science and Maths this year. Well done!

Growing Broad Beans from Seeds

We were learning about growing seeds in Senior Infants. We planted some broad bean seeds in some compost with a little water and left them in a sunny window. Using a time-lapse app on our iPad called OSnap, we recorded the seeds growing over 2 weeks. They were very slow to start but our patience paid off and we were very excited to see the roots, shoots and leaves appear!

Growing Broad Beans from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.

Engineers week in 4th class

During engineers week we took part in engineering challenges.

First we had to make a structure that could stand using marshmallows and raw spaghetti.

When we were able to do this we then discussed how we could make a taller structure. In groups we then had to make the tallest structure that we could.

Then we measured the structures to see which group made the tallest one.

We also did the paper bridge challenge.

We had to make the strongest bridge that we could using 2 books and a sheet of A4 paper.

We tested the strength of each bridge using coins.


Science in 6th Class

On Friday, 6th class conducted a science experiment using water, glasses and spoons. We measured the water in each glass and took 1/8th away each time. Then, we used a spoon to tap the glasses. We noticed that each glass made a different sound.


Junior Infants Science Fair

We were learning about primary colours in Junior Infants. The primary colours are red, yellow and blue.

When you mix 2 of these colours together they make new colours.


We put blue food colouring into a cup. We put red into another cup and yellow into a third cup.

When the colours mixed they made new colours.

Blue and red made purple.

Red and yellow made orange.


We showed our experiment to our parents in the hall.

Farm Animals On Our Schoolyard

Farm animals came to our school during Science Week.

There was a guinea pig called Chewbacca and a goat called Yoda. There were chickens, roosters and rabbits. We were able to hold all the animals and feed the goat.

It was great fun!


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