Science Week 2020 was a great success in Lisavaird National School. Even though we couldn’t engage in some of our usual Science Week activities, we were able to take part in some very interesting online workshops and Zoom demonstrations, as well as participating in some fun in-class activities and experiments.
Junior and Senior Infants
We learned about DNA and fingerprints at the Junior Einstein Online workshop. We watched the ‘Up in Smoke’ demonstration with Professor Baloney during the Cork Science Festival. We observed the reaction of different materials to moisture and heat during our skittles experiment. On Thursday, we asked ‘What’s the Story with Johnny Magory?’ during the online workshop with author Emma Jane Leeson. On Friday, we conducted our dancing raisins experiment and observed the effects of Co2 in liquids.
1st and 2nd
On Monday we focused on sound energy and were treated to a wonderful online music demonstration of Baroque music and interactive lesson by Ensemble Dagda. We watched a Zoom science show “Up in Smoke with Professor Baloney”. We learned about different gases. It was a lot of fun! The next day we discovered how Carbon Dioxide in fizzy water made raisins dance. We made rainbows using Skittles and got to eat the leftover Skittles. We were VERY excited about that. Our teacher reckoned that she should have given us the leftover raisins instead!
On Monday we went back in time and learned about prehistoric creatures in Australia during Dinos Down under, a live interactive zoom class organised by the Cork Science Festival. On Wednesday we learned about electrical circuits and built a working vacuum cleaner, motor car, wind powered car and a robot dog. On Thursday we learned about the digestive system and participated in a pretty graphic demonstration of what happens to the food we eat. On Friday we learned about how forensic science is used to solve crimes during the Junior Einstein Online Workshop.
We took part in some fun experiments involving gravity and discovered how we can find our balancing points. On Wednesday we learned about electrical circuits and built a working vacuum cleaner, motor car, wind powered car and a robot dog. We also watched the ‘Up in Smoke’ demonstration with Professor Baloney’.
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