Award of Science and Maths Excellence 2018 2019

Discovery Log

Science Foundation Ireland

Discover Science and Maths Awards

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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),  Mr. 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)

13 classes joined second class in their rocket launching display and all classes in the school took part in the large air and water rocket launches. (Oct 2018)

All 23 classes visited the science show Xperimental in our hall for Science Week (Nov 2018)

All 5 second classes used cabbage water to test our drinks for acid (Science Week 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)