On Tuesday 18th November Ms Phelan's and Mr Trench's classes were invited to the library for Science Week. Here is a recount of our day.
First we lined up in our pairs. We then exited the school and carefully crossed the road. It took us about five minutes to get to the library. Once we arrived, we went straight upstairs and sat down.
Next, the scientist appeared and introduced himself as 'Crazy Craig'. He explained to us that this year, science week, is all about power. He discussed the various types of power and energy. He then talked about how humans get their energy through food. He told us his favourite drink was cranberry juice. Unfortunately, he didn't have any cranberry juice and only had water. But, when he poured the water into the glass, it suddenly turned pink!! He later told us that that there were special chemicals in the glass, and not water and that caused the cool colour change.
After that he showed us that if you add bleach to shampoo, along with a special catalyst, and eruption will occur! It went everywhere!! He made a huge mess!
Crazy Craig demonstrated many more interesting and exciting experiments after that. We had so much fun.
Finally, we walked carefully back to school and chatted in class about the experiments and which ones we preferred.
Written by Mateusz Mizgala, Nathan Byrne and Matt Mc Grath.
During science week here in St. Corban's Ms. Dunne very kindly invited everyone down to the hall to take part in various different experiments provided by her class. Here’s a quick overview of the results.
Station 1 displayed a skeleton and an iPad. The object was to use the iPad to play a game in which you built a body using the application provided.
Station 2 involved an experiment using the fact that oil does not mix with water. Unless, of course, you add washing up liquid.
Station 3 boasted numerous tests on eggs. Will it crack? Not if you cover it with cling film!
Station 4 experimented on the making of lemonade. Yummy!
Did you know that raisins can dance in water? Well, Station 5 proved they do!
In Station 6 they created lava lamps using a 2 litre bottle of vinegar, salt and more.
If you rub a balloon against your head for a long time it creates static electricity which can be used to pick up small pieces of paper says Station 7.
Station 8 involved a game in which you attempt to fish some paperclips out of a bowl of water using a magnet.
In Station nine they showed you some optical illusions, proving that you don’t always see everything that’s there.
To cap it off, Station 10 was equipped with the fact that you can blow up a balloon using a bottle, baking soda and vinegar.
Thank you for reading and we hope everyone who participated had fun.
Have a nice day!
Photos by Devlin, article by David M., St. Corban's Media Team.
Once again St. Corban's are contributing to the Team Hope Christmas shoebox appeal. Tomorrow is the last day to get the shoeboxes in. Thank you to everyone for the contributions so far.
Two boys from Mr. Ryan's sixth class helped Ms. Foley's second class collect a lot of shoeboxes on Thursday.
Team Hope came to collect all the shoeboxes today. Thank you once again for all your support. The school would also like to thank Ms. Foley and her class for organising the collection again this year.
The St. Corbans school choir is made up of pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th class. The choir practices every Wednesday from 3 - 4p.m. During the school year the choir performs at school ceremonies and events which include 6th class Ceremony of Light in February, 6th class Confirmation ceremony in March, 6th class Graduation Mass in June and at other school ceremonies and events. Choir members are currently rehearsing, learning lyrics and dance moves for their performance in the 2014 Young Voices Concert on the 2nd of December in Citywest Dublin.
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