Category: Science

Space Week 2020
Space Week 2020

Space Week Events in Scoil Chaitríona Junior 2020:

Volcano Demonstration
Volcano Demonstration

We know that there are lots of volcanoes in space.

The largest volcano in our solar system is on Mars, …

Why can’t we hear sound in space?
Why can’t we hear sound in space?

On Earth there is air all around us.  Gases like Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen, Nitrogen float all around us.  When …

Learning all about gravity
Learning all about gravity

We are learning all about space.

Today we were wondering “Why don’t we fall off the Earth when it is …

Asteroids, Craters and the Demise of the Dinosaurs
Asteroids, Craters and the Demise of the Dinosaurs

We learned about asteroids, meteors and meteorites.

We crashed different sized meteorites (balls) onto Earth (a biscuit tin with sand …

Space Data
Space Data

We are learning all about the planets for Space Week.

We made a data chart today of our favourite planets.…

Making Foam Rockets (projectiles)
Making Foam Rockets (projectiles)

In preparation for Space Week next week, we have made foam rockets.

We used radiator insulation foam, duct tape, and …

Making Air Projectiles/Rockets
Making Air Projectiles/Rockets

We are making rockets in school this week, in preparation for EU Space Week (next week).

Teacher has a big …

Explaining About Gravity
Explaining About Gravity

We used the interactive board to explain how gravity pulls us all to Earth and to explain why we don’t …

Scavenger Hunt for Materials
Scavenger Hunt for Materials

We went on a Materials Scavenger Hunt around the school.

We really enjoyed checking out the properties of stones, soil, …