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Junior Infants had great fun during science week this year! 

🧪 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! 

🧪 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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The boys and girls in Seomra Alice Junior Room loved being scientists as they combined sensory play with science experiments! They really enjoyed dissolving frozen baking soda balls by squirting them with lemon juice 🍋 and dipping the frozen baking soda balls into bowls of lemon juice! 👩🏼‍🔬💉🍋🥼They created a chemical reaction between an acid and a base!! 

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Last week we experimented with pento beans to see how they grow. We placed the beans in moist cotton wool and put them on the window for some light. They started to grow really fast 🌱😀 It is important for plants to have light and water to grow. 

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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 🪂. 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.