STEM skills

The wonderful pupils of 6th class were busy developing their STEM through maths and science. As part of Maths Week, we focused on mental maths strategies using Mangahigh and the children encountered some visual brainteasers to develop their "maths eye". In Science, they recently learned about the centre of gravity and how to move their centre [...]

2020-10-16T15:31:03+01:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: 6th class, Maths, Science|

Celebrating Engineers Week 2019 with a special guest from U.C.C

The pupils of 4th/5th celebrated Engineers Week 2019 by meeting a fully fledged and highly skilled scientist. A huge thanks to Sinéad Ryan and Walter Messina from the Tyndall National Institute (U.C.C). Walter, a postdoctoral researcher with the biomedical department in Tyndall spoke to the class about his background in military engineering where he has designed robotics. [...]

2019-03-19T14:27:35+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Science|

Exploring the force of gravity

The Scientists of 4th/5th class were busy exploring the force of gravity. As part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme the class was required to work effectively in small teams whereby each student would take on specific roles/tasks. Each team was assigned a Science experiment and their objective was to plan, design and make a sturdy shuttle [...]

2019-01-29T19:48:30+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Science|

Science Week

This week the pupils of 4th/5th had the opportunity to meet real-life scientists who work in IPIC (Irish Photonic Integration Centre). IPIC hosted a Science workshop at the local library whereby the pupils investigated what colour light really is and look at the different types of light sources. Students made their own spectroscopes to investigate light [...]

2018-11-19T14:27:51+00:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Science|

Busy Bees

The wonderful pupils in 3rd class have worked extremely hard this term. In science we discussed the importance of looking after our teeth. The boys predicted, investigated and measured  the amount of sugar present in various drinks. We were then able to identify which drink contained the most sugar and which contained the least amount of [...]

2018-11-04T18:21:44+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Art, Science|

3rd and 4th Class

3rd and 4th Class have been working extremely hard this term. The children got the opportunity to design and create their own parachute. We learned that gravity pulls a parachute down, but as it falls air gets trapped under the canopy.  The trapped air pushes up against the canopy, making the parachute fall slowly.     [...]

2018-05-29T19:07:54+01:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: General, Science|

Shocking Science!

It’s been a busy time scientifically for our second class in recent weeks. With these sudden changes in temperature we are experiencing, we in Rang 2, decided to investigate heat, temperatures and insulation. Many predictions were proven correct (and incorrect!) but great fun finding out was ultimately the end result. We also attempted some engineering using [...]

2018-04-23T12:11:22+01:00April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Science|

Day of Celebration

June 2nd last was a great day of celebration for Bishop Murphy Memorial School as we received the following awards:   Digital School of Distinction Green Flag for Energy Discover Primary Science and Maths Excellence Award Junior Entrepreneur Award It was a fabulous day as the photographs attest to. The flags were raised by our youngest [...]

2017-07-11T16:45:12+01:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Green Flag, Information Technology, Science|

3rd & 4th hands on heart!

A multitude of talent will be on display tomorrow night during our annual "Open Night", as the boys prepare to exhibit their masterpieces on which they've worked so diligently these past weeks. They got plenty "dry-runs" including an amazing workshop on cartoon drawing which they thoroughly enjoyed (as evidenced in photos below). They've also been studying [...]

2017-03-10T14:49:02+00:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Science|
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