1. 2020/2021 Award of Science and Maths Excellence

Discovery Log 2020/2021

Science Foundation Ireland

Discover Science and Maths Awards

Log Book 2021/DSM/1254

Scoil Chaitríona Junior

Renmore, Galway 2020/2021

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Classes Involved

Classes Involved:

Featured on our log book:

 Ms. McLoughlin (2nd), Ms. Cunningham (2nd), Ms. Molloy/Ms. Minihan (2nd), Ms. Kavanagh/Ms. Lally (2nd)

Ms. Dillon/Ms. Maguire (1st),  Ms. Moran (1st), Ms. Kyne/Ms. Kearney (1st), Mr. Faherty (1st), Ms. McCaul/Ms. Groarke (1st)

Ms. Fitzgerald (SI), Ms. Bohan (SI), Ms. Crotty (SI)

Ms. Tierney (JI), Ms. Gillen (JI), Ms. Kavanagh/Ms. Dunne (JI), Ms. Flannery (JI)

Also involved:

All classes were involved as spectators in the rocket launch morning on the pitch, hosted by Room 9.

All four second classes and one first class launched water rockets during space week.

2nd classes and 1st classes took part in virtual workshops with Scientific Sue’s Mysterious Microbes and with GMIT’s Colourful Science

2nd classes took part in NUIG’s Cell Explorers – Fantastic DNA

All 2nd classes and one Junior Infant class took part in a Zoom Workshop from Blackrock Castle Observatory during Science Week 2020

All 2nd classes (along with our partner class from Northern Ireland) had a virtual visit from two pilots in association with the Aviatrix Project (April 2021)

Step 1: Science

STEP 1:  Science

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

Living Things:

Energy and Forces:



Environmental Awareness and Care:


External Science Week Events


Space Week Events:


Other External Event/ Programme:

Step 2: Technology

STEP 2:  Technology

(2 or more examples of the children using ICT)

Scoil Chaitríona Junior’s EU Code Week 2020

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)

Here are some of the exciting events we had for Maths Week 2020:

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Step 5: STEM Show and Tell

STEP 5 : STEM Show and Tell

(at least one example)