Recently we discussed water pollution and contamination in SESE. We carried out an experiment to investigate how, although water might look clean, it might not be as pure as you think.
We celebrated science week last week with some wonderful experiments that we researched, sourced, explained and presented to the class!
Thanks to Sibéal from Galway Atlantaquaria for bringing 5th and 6th class on a seashore safari as part of the Marine Institutes Explorers Education Programme. We had a wonderful day on Friday exploring the seashore. A perfect way to end Science Week 2023!
We had a fantastic time taking part in the Galway Science and Technology Festival. First and Second Class have been busy learning about microbes and we undertook lots of experiments which show us just how important it is to wash our hands. We learned the four main types of microbes are Bacteria, Protozoa, Virus and Fungi.
We had a busy October and had a very exciting party to celebrate Halloween. We have been learning about Autumn and all the amazing things that happen in nature during this time. We have been going on a Friday nature walk to spot the changes happening all around us. We have been learning about hedgehogs and made some using clay. We even made some homes for them to live in.
We are also very excited to have Salthill Knocknacarra come in teach us some football skills. We are having so much fun every Friday morning.
We love Science in First Class and we have been doing lots of experiments too. We have been really enjoying the crisp Autumn weather and got out and made some trees using twigs so we could label them later in the classroom.
Coming up to Halloween we were learning about sugar. We decided to investigate sugar in fizzy drinks and the power of sugar. We are excited to check our experiment after the midterm, in the mean time we will be brushing our teeth loads!