Award of Science and Maths Excellence 2018 2019

Discovery Log

Science Foundation Ireland

Discover Science and Maths Awards

Log Book    G

Scoil Chaitríona Junior

Renmore, Galway


Classes Involved

Classes Involved:

Featured on our log book:

 Ms. McLoughlin (2nd), Ms. Forde (2nd), Ms. Coade/Ms. Lally (2nd), Ms. Cunningham (2nd), Ms. Lavery/Ms. O’Connor (2nd), Ms Warde’s class, Ms. Needham’s class, Mr. Elwood (1st), Ms. McCaul (1st), Ms. Moran (1st), Ms. McGuire (1st), Ms. Gillen (Sen Inf), Ms. Connolly (Jun Inf), Ms. B. Fitzgerald (Jun Inf), Ms. Mullins (Jun Inf)

Also involved:

All five second classes and one first class took part in rocket launching during Space Week (Oct 2018)

All five second classes attended a Scratch workshop run by SAP volunteers during EU Code Week (Oct 2018)

All five second classes took part in Space Week (Oct 2018) and EU Code Week (Oct 2018)


Step 1: Science

STEP 1:  Science

(6 hands-on science investigations, with at least one from each of the four strands)

Living Things:

Energy and Forces:


Environmental Awareness and Care:

(and also)

Science Speakers:

Science Week Event:

Space Week Event:


Other External Event/ Programme:

Step 2: Technology

STEP 2:  Technology

(2 or more examples of the children using ICT)

Step 3: Engineering

STEP 3: Engineering

(2 or more examples of the children investigating engineering in class or in the local area)

Step 4: Maths

STEP 4 : Maths

(2 or more examples of the children using their maths skills as part of their science work)


Step 5: STEM Show and Tell

STEP 5 : STEM Show and Tell

(at least one example)

  • A new behive Ms. Moran’s 1st class explain to other classes (Sept 2018)
  • Rocket Mice Launching Ms.McLoughlin’s class explain to Ms. Cunningham’s class (Oct 2018)