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. 

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

Science Week

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"...

Maths Week 2019

Maths Week 2019

We had great fun during Maths week. The children took part in lots of different fun activities that all included some aspect of Maths. We had guessing games, maths trails, maths games, maths problem of the week and we explored measure through baking. Here are some of...

1st and 2nd Class Science

1st and 2nd Class Science

Dancing Worms Experiment The children enjoyed bringing gummy worms to “life” when they explored this simple chemical reaction. Using baking soda and vinegar, it’s simple to create carbon dioxide bubbles on candy worms. The bubbles make the yummy gummy creatures...

3rd and 4th Class Science

3rd and 4th Class Science

Visit to the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun The Rediscovery Centre is an accredited Discover Primary Science and Maths centre offering interactive and experiential workshops for primary, secondary, and third level which cover wide ranging environmental and STEM...

5th and 6th Class Science

5th and 6th Class Science

5th and 6th Class have been busy exploring various science topics and conducting many experiments!

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