Science

Science is one of our favourite subjects in St. Margaret’s National School. Throughout the year classes are busy exploring, hypothesising and experimenting. We cover a variety of hands-on experiments based on the four strands of the curriculum. 

  • Living Things
  • Energy and Forces
  • Materials
  • Environmental Awareness and Care

Each class hosts a science assembly during the year and this provides an opportunity for children to showcase what they have been learning as well as teach others new and exciting science facts. This page showcases all the wonderful scientific work done in our school. Read on to learn about what we have been up to since the beginning of the year. 

JAGGO Blocks

JAGGO Blocks

We would sincerely like to thank the DAA for the funding that the Parents' Association received from the Dublin Airport Community Fund. The Parents' Association used this funding to purchase JAGGO Blocks for our school. These construction blocks offer many learning...

Engineer’s Week 2021

Engineer’s Week 2021

For Engineer's Week 2021 the children in 3rd to 6th class took on a project while working remotely. As part of their STEM education they exercised the 'design and make' skills. In addition to this, the children engaged with all aspects of planning, constructing and...

Science Week 2020

Science Week 2020

The core theme for Science Week 2020 was ‘Science Week - Choosing our Future’ focusing on how science can improve our lives in the future, and in the present. In St. Margaret's N.S. we explored how science can help us to make positive choices that will impact the...

Discover Primary Science & Maths Award 2020

Discover Primary Science & Maths Award 2020

We are absolutely thrilled once again in St. Margaret's N.S. to have been awarded yet another SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths Award 2020. All of our hard work paid off and the children thoroughly enjoyed their work in achieving this STEM award.

Maths Week 2020

Maths Week 2020

We had great fun during Maths week (10th - 18th October). The children took part in lots of different fun activities that all included some aspect of Maths. This year some classes tuned into Maths Week TV, which was broadcast live each morning for primary school...

Space Week 2020

Space Week 2020

World Space Week is an annual event that celebrates science and technology and their impact on the development of the human condition. This years event began on the 4th October to commemorate the launch of the first human-made satellite (Sputnik 1) on October 4th...

Engineers Week 2020

Engineers Week 2020

Last week we celebrated Engineers Week in our school which ran from the 29th February to the 6th March. Have a look at some of the fun engineering challenges we got stuck into. Many thanks to Ms Keegan for organising the resources for this exciting event. Junior and...

Science Blast

Science Blast

The students in 3rd and 4th class have worked their socks off investigating the science behind this simple question, how do glasses help improve our eyesight?  The research started with the biology of the eye and then onto the physics of how light travels and finally...

S.E.A.I Workshops

S.E.A.I Workshops

Thanks to Claire McDonald from The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) who visited our school in February. Every class in the school had the opportunity to participate in a sustainable energy workshop with Claire. During these workshops the children learnt...

Science Week 2019

Science Week 2019

Junior and Senior Infants joined forces with 1st and 2nd Class for Science Week. Each class demonstrated a number of science experiments and opened the floor to questions at the end. [gallery columns="2" size="dp-ocp-square-thumb"...

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