Science Week

Science week was kick started with a spectacular display of science experiments from 6th year students on Monday morning. On Tuesday all students put their knowledge of science together in a bid to get the highest score in a science quiz. The walls of the school were decorated with fun science facts to encapsulate the students ever inquiring minds.

In Thursday’s assembly the students learned about the recent Rosetta comet landing, a new movie released called ‘The Imitation Game’ which involves the Turing Test and students discovered how our perception can be deceptive by looking at optical illusions.

Second years attended a Geo-science workshop by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI). Mary Carter from GSI gave a fascinating talk on Meteoroids, Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Students were engrossed in interesting facts on meteoroids, the causes of earthquakes and volcanoes and how scientists record earthquakes with seisometers.

The students witnessed a real seismometer recording the motion of the ground beneath them, examined real meteoroids that were found on Earth and also got involved in acting out the movement of seismic waves through solids and liquids particles. The workshop was a great way of showing how science plays an important role in the Earth’s geography.

Thank you to all teachers and students that helped promote the relevance of science, technology, engineering and maths in our everyday lives during science week.

Bernice Cronin

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