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Science Week 2016

During the week of 14th-18th November, Lisnagry N.S was converted into a place of finding out, asking questions, hearing and seeing how the world works, and learning about working together.The purpose of this was to engage the children with this core subject, expand their scientific knowledge and of course to have fun!
Each class group carried out lots of exciting science investigations. The children explored  electricity by making door alarms,electric cars,lemon batteries, they have looked at chemical reactions with mentos and coke, bread soda ,vinegar. We have had elephants toothpaste, investigating ramps,erupting volcanoes, moving balloons, lava lamps,floating ping pong balls and magnetic racecourses. They also  investigated buoyancy designing their own boats to carry the most eggs ,  and much much more! They really loved it as it was all hands on.The bigger the mess the better for them and there was a strong smell of vinegar, fairy liquid and lots of other reactions around the school!!
The children really seemed to be enjoying the fun and learning about science…

Please have a look at some of the pictures from our science exhibits to see just how fantastic Lisnagry Science Week has been!

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Primary Science Fair Exhibition 2014

Congratulations to our fifth class pupils who exhibited at the Primary Science Fair in the R.D.S last Thursday 9th January.We were one of the 120 primary schools selected to participate over the three days.The Fair provides an incentive for primary school children and their teachers to undertake projects as a class during the school year. The emphasis of participation is to encourage child-led investigation and for students to learn how to work scientifically and develop practical inquiry based skills. 5th class completed a project entitled ‘How air affects the way we play sport’.

The Fair is not a competition, the intention is to encourage a positive learning experience for each class and for participants to experience STEM subjects as part of everyday life. Showcasing a class project at the Fair also develops students’ skills in communicating their interest and knowledge of science to others.

The pupils presented their project excellently and received fantastic feedback from the judges. The many positive comments included how scientific and yet simple the project was, how thoroughly the process was carried out and the clarity of the results and conclusion reached.They also commented how well the pupils understood and presented their topic.  The class  received a trophy and each pupil  a certificate.

As well as learning from our own project each pupil got the opportunity to explore the fair and investigate other projects on display.It was a fantastic learning experience and a really enjoyable day.Here are some photos from the day!

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