Science Week

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Junior Infants had great fun during science week this year! 

πŸ§ͺ Dancing raisins: We explored what would happen if we put raisins into a cup of 7up. The carbon dioxide (fizz) in the 7up lifts the raisins to the surface, making them dance! 

πŸ§ͺ Skittle rainbows: We set up a paper plate with a packet of skittles lined up around the plate. When we poured water onto the plate the water melted the sugar and food colouring on the skittles, making a rainbow on the plate. 🌈

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Senior infants really enjoyed testing various materials over science week. We used carpet, bubble wrap and paper towels to see what would be best to make a road for our car. We found the paper towel was the best as there was little friction and the car was able to smoothly move on it. We also made parachutes πŸͺ‚. This was lots of fun testing out what material would be best, we used tinfoil, paper towels and cling film. All materials worked but the cling film was tricky to make sure it didn't stick together. 

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πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ”¬πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ”¬The boys and girls in seomra Alice had a blast during science week 2021!

πŸ§ͺWe experimented with slopes in our sensory garden to see how fast the different types of balls travelled down the shoot slopes and which ones fell off before landing in the pot! 

πŸ§ͺWe named, examined, cut and tasted lots of different fruit🍎 πŸŒπŸŠπŸ“πŸ‡πŸ


πŸ§ͺ We used different types of building blocks to construct structures of different shapes and sizes πŸ‘·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘·πŸ»πŸ§±


πŸ§ͺWe made lemon volcanos using lemons, baking soda and food colouring πŸ‹πŸŒ‹

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Strand: Materials & Change Strand Unit: Heating & Cooling

We changed milk (liquid) into a solid (curds) & liquid (whey).

Strand:Energy & Forces  Strand Unit: Forces

1. We read the story β€œWhat Floats in a Moat?” by Lynne Berry and then made plasticine boats - 7/26 boats floated 🚀

2. We created explosions with Cola and Mentos. We experimented with Diet Cola and Cola, Mint and Fruit Mentos.

3. We explored Potential & Kinetic Energy when we made lollipop stick catapults & fired pom-poms!

4. We sent Lego men flying into the air with our Alka Seltzer & Vitamin C Film Canister Rockets πŸš€


We had a great week. Well done to all our little scientists.❀️