STEP 1- SCIENCE
Experiment 1 - Environmental Awareness and Care - Constructing Greenhouses and Growing Seeds (5th and 6th Class)
Experiment 2 - Energy and Forces- Static Electricity- (1st and 2nd Class)
Experiment 3 - Materials - Constructing Bridges (3rd and 4th Class)
Experiment 4- Living Things- Constructing Lungs (5th and 6th Class)
Experiment 5 - Materials- Making Pancakes (5th and 6th Class)
Experiment 6 - Materials- Floating Liquids (4th and 5th Class)
Attend a Discover Centre
STEP 2- TECHNOLOGY
:As you can see from our blog Bekan technology plays a very important role in Bekan N.S. We create all of our own PowerPoint presentations. We have also created these for our Junior Entrepreneur business ideas . Please take time to view our website so you can see how technology is embedded in our everyday learning!
Example 2- Khan Academy- 5th and 6th Class
The children of 5th and 6th Class are participating in an in-class competition in Khan Academy at the moment. Children complete this during Maths class and it is also used as a homework activity.
Example 3- Literacy Lift Off- Junior Infants - 2nd Class
Junior Infants to Second Class use laptops daily during Literacy Lift Off. They practise their phonics and their reading skills.on a specialised computer programme.
STEP 3- ENGINEERING
Build a Raft Competition- Science Week November 2018 (5th and 6th Class)
In school we entered a competition and we had to build a raft.
We had 20 elastic bands and 50 lollipop sticks.
We had 30 minutes to build our rafts.
It had to hold as many marbles as possible in water.
Firstly, we had a class competition and then we chose the winning groups to represent
Bekan N.S. in the final.
Thomas, Aaron, Charlie and Jack were on one team while Patrick, Caolán, Michéal and Senan were on another team
The competition took place in the McWilliam in Claremorris
There were lots of other schools there.
We didn’t win but overall it was a great day.
By Callum and Aaron
Design and Make Activity- Egg Drop Challenge (5th and 6th Class)
STEP 4 - MATHS
Maths Week 2018
MATHS USED IN EXPERIMENTS
STEP 5 - STEM SHOWCASE
On the 24TH of April, 5TH and 6th Class invited 1st class to our science fair! We were split into groups of 2-4 people and we came up with different science experiments such as Vinegar Volcano, Magic milk / Butter, Slime/Oobleck, The Bubble Show ,Magnets , Lava Lamps and Dancing liquid !
The 1st Class children were split into groups of three. They then went around to the different stations. They were amazed to see such exciting, but educational, experiments. Not only did they have fun, but our class had just as much fun teaching them! We would definitely take part in a Science fair again!