Award Science Log

Discovery Log G010

Science Foundation Ireland

Discover Science and Maths Awards

Log Book    G010

Scoil Chaitríona Junior

Renmore, Galway


Classes Involved

Classes Involved:

Featured on our log book:

Ms. Connolly (Jun Inf), Ms. C.Fitzgerald (Jun Inf), Ms. Flannery (Sen Inf), Ms. Mullins (Sen Inf), Ms. Dunne (1st), Ms. Moran (1st), Mr. Faherty (1st), Mr. Carleton (1st), Ms. McLoughlin (2nd), Ms. Cunningham (2nd), Ms. Lavery/Ms. O’Connor (2nd), Ms. McCaul/Ms. Lally (2nd), Ms. Maguire (2nd), Ms. Needham’s class, Ms. Halliday’s class

Also involved:

All senior infant classes attended a dental hygiene workshop (Oct 2017)

2nd classes, 1st classes, special classes and a 5th class from the senior school were involved in rocket launching during Space Week (Oct 2017)

All 2nd classes had a maths table quiz during maths week (Oct 2017)

All 2nd classes had Scratch programming workshops with SAP volunteers (Nov 2017)

All 2nd classes attended the NUIG Child Health Promotion Day (N0v 2017)

3 of our 2nd classes attended a workshop on Animals in Our Local Environment in GMIT (Nov 2017)

One 2nd class visited the Atlantaquaria during Science Week (Nov 2017)

All classes in the school attended Dr. How’s Energy Workshop during Science Week (Nov 2017)

11 of our classes visited 2nd class Rocket Morning during Science Week (24th Nov 2017)

All classes in the Junior school and some classes from the Senior school joined in the launch of our big rockets during Science Week (Nov 2017)

All classes had a visit from the Mobile Farm (Dec 2017)

All 2nd classes had a treasure trail to/at the Christmas market with the HSL teacher (Dec 2017)

All classes using Mag Snaps for work with magnetism/construction and design (throughout the year)

All 1st and 2nd classes coding with Bee Bots (Jan 2018-June 2018)

All 2nd classes Scratch coding with Ms. Lally/Ms. McCaul (Jan 2018-June 2018)

All 2nd classes carrying out science investigations with Ms. McLoughlin (Jan 2018-June 2018)

All Junior and Senior Infant classes had a visit from the fire brigade (April 2018)

All 2nd classes carried out a Beach Safari and project work with Explorer’s Education (April/May 2018)

All classes took part in the Boston Scientific Healthy Heart Awareness Competition (May 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)

Maths Week Events in Scoil Chaitríona Junior

Step 5: STEM show and tell

STEP 5 : STEM Show and Tell

(at least one example)