November 2011


 

Pink Bottle 01

Today we did an experiment for Science Week. For this experiment you need vinegar, washing up liquid, food colouring, bread soda and an empty bottle. Pour vinegar into the bottle until 3/4 full. Put a large squirt of washing up liquid into the bottle. Then we put food colouring into the bottle. Mix the ingredients together by twirling the bottle. Make a funnel with paper and pour a heaped teaspoon of bread soda into the bottle. An explosion happens! The vinegar is an acid, the bread soda is a base. When they mix they create carbon dioxide which causes a fizz or bubbles. It was great fun to watch and it was our last experiment for Science Week.

By Rang I

Pink Bottle 02

Pink Bottle 03

Glitter Art 01

Last week we did Glitter Art for our art work. We got a bottle of glue and squirted it on a piece of coloured card in a squiggly line. Then we shook some glitter on top of the glue. The glitter started to stick to the glue. Some people put different colours of glitter on their card. Then we put the pictures on the drying rack to dry over the weekend. Then we stuck them up on the wall. They look very nice.

Glitter Art 02

Glitter Art 03

By Cillian and Clodagh (Rang I)

 

 

It’s Science Week this week ! We used the ‘10,000 Science Fact’ App on our iPods to find out some interesting Science facts! These are our favourites!!!

    

Eating one apple adds 5 minutes to a person’s life.

Moon was Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name!

Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards and not the other way around!

200,000lbs of space dust falls on to the earth everyday!

Over 200million M&M’s are sold daily inAmerica.

    

 

A cockroach can live a week without its head, it only dies because it can’t drink water.

Baseball sized hailstones killed 246 people inIndiain 1888.

Leonardo Da Vinci was the first person to come up with the idea of contact lenses.

55% of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn.

A leech has 32 brains!

    

 

A butterfly has 12,000 eyes!

A bucket full of water contains more atoms than there are bucketfuls of water in theAtlantic Ocean.

33% of dog owners admit to talking to their dogs on the phone!

‘Clinophobia’ is a fear of beds!

Hawaii is moving towards Japan at a rate of 10cms a year!

100,000 cubic feet of water passes over the Niagara Falls every second.

400 Quarter Pounders can be made from one cow!

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber.

If you drop a raisin into a glass of fresh champagne it’ll continually bounce up and down.

Every year our eyes blink 4,200,000 times each!

700 Million people throughout the earth have blood sucking hook worms living in their body.

A 100lbs man on earth would weigh 38lbs on Mars.

Assuming Rudolph stays in front, there are 40,320 ways that you can arrange the other reindeer!!!!!

In the USA between 1975-1995 there were only 4 states without earthquakes,Florida,Iowa,North Dakota and Wisconsin.

A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away.

A heavy chicken house, 16 by 16 feet in area, was picked up by a tornado and wedged between two trees. The hens were found the next day sitting on their eggs in the chicken house, with no windows broken, as if nothing had happened!

A snail can sleep for 3 years straight!!!

A baby enchida  is called a ‘puggle’.

27% of Americans believe that we never landed on the moon.

9/10 lightning strike victims survive.

A man once sued his doctor for surviving cancer longer than the doctor said he would.

 

By 6th Class 🙂

Science Experiment

Today we did a science experiment for Science Week. For the experiment you need a paper plate, a glass and some water. We filled the glass with water to the top. Then we put the paper plate on top of the glass and turned it upside down. The water didn’t fall out of the plastic cup. This was because gravity was pushing the water down but the atmospheric pressure was pushing the plate up to the plastic cup preventing water from falling out. Then we tried the experiment with the glass half full of water. This time the paper plate fell off and the water fell out of the glass.

By Jaime and Anna Ca (Rang I)

Balloon Trick

Today we did a science experiment for Science Week. We got balloons and a knitting needle for the experiment. We blew up the balloon until there was some dark balloon left at the bottom and at the top. Then we pushed the knitting needle through the bottom of the balloon first and then it came out through the top. The balloon did not burst because the bottom of the balloon was not stretched. We also blew up another balloon and pushed the knitting needle through the side. This time the balloon burst because the rubber on the side of the balloon was stretched.

By Ben and Anna (Rang I)

Rainbow Milk 01

This morning we did a science experiment for Science Week. For this experiment we needed food colouring, cotton wool, full fat milk, washing up liquid and some shallow plates. We had to pour the milk into the plates and let it settle. Then we poured the food colouring into the milk. We had yellow and red food colouring. The food colouring settled on top of the milk. Then we got the cotton wool and dipped it into the washing up liquid. We then held the cotton wool steady in the milk and it broke the chemical bond holding the fat in the milk together. Then the food colouring spread out into the milk and made lovely pictures and patterns. It was great fun.

By Rang I

Rainbow Milk 02

Rainbow Milk 03

 

Last Friday, I won 2 Cups and 5 medals in the Connacht Dancing Championships.  I did two heavy shoe dances and two light shoe dances.  I got lots of photographs taken and I stood on a podium.

 We made this house at lunch.  Half of us worked on the walls and the other half worked

on the roof.  We were very proud of our house!

By Grace & Nicole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are learning about what causes the seasons in class.

 

The axis of the Earth is at a tilt of 23.5 degrees. It is this tilt that causes the seasons. The Earth orbits the sun while spinning on its own axis. The tilt causes different amounts of the suns energy to reach the Earth at different times during the year.

When the suns energy (light) is directly hitting the Northern Hemisphere it is summer here. The rest of the light hits the southern hemisphere at an angle which causes it to be dispersed further. Hence it is weaker when it hits the southern hemisphere and it is winter in the southern hemisphere. The opposite happens during our winter. The seasons are always the opposite in the northern and southern hemispheres.

The Tropics around the equator get full heat all year around and have minimal temperature change.

 

The Seasons Fun Facts!

  • In St. Petersburg in Russia, from mid June to mid July the sky stays bright. This is called ‘White Nights’!
  • In Alaska they play a game of baseball that starts at 10.30pm on the Summer Solstice. It sometimes lasts until 2am and is all played in daylight!
  • The Arctic Circle only has two seasons summer and winter. The sun only rises and sets once every year here!
  • In the Arctic Circle the night time is called the ‘Midnight Sun’, because the sun shines for 24hours a day during their 6 month summer!
  • In Svalbard, an island off Norway, the sun doesn’t set from April 19th until August 23rd, and the sun doesn’t rise from October 26th until February 15th!

 

By 6th Class

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