Step 1- Science
Senior Infants and First Class tested different materials to see if they were waterproof. We tested these materials with a basin of water and our hands. Some items that were waterproof were rubber gloves, tin foil and plastic.These materials kept our hands dry. The children discovered that cotton wool, paper and fabric were not waterproof. When these materials were dipped into the basin of water our hands got wet. We talked about the different uses for waterproof materials, such as raincoats, shoes, boots, tents and umbrellas.
Step 2 Technology
Step 3- Engineering
During Science week we used our science class to complete a design and make activity. We had to create a structure made of spaghetti and tape. It had to hold a marshmallow. First we were separated into groups and tried it out. The two winning teams, including ours, were selected. Both teams went to a competition with our teacher Ms O’Brien in the Mac William. There were many other teams there from different schools. We had forty minutes to make the structure. First and second place went to the tallest two structures and the judges also gave a place to the structure with the most unique design. Sadly we didn’t win but we still had a good day out!
By Áine and Leah
Experiment: The Egg Drop
Materials: String, balloon, tape, cotton wool and an egg
Step 1: Build a structure with the materials supplied
Step 2: Put the egg in the structure and drop it on the ground
To ensure a fair test: Everyone dropped their structure from the same height
Result: Only one group managed to drop their egg without cracking it. Every other groups' eggs shattered
Step 4 Maths
We also used Maths in our J.E.P. project where we had to survey our school and show our results on graphs and pie charts.