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. 

Science Blast 2022

Science Blast 2022

Ms. Gorman’s 5th and 6th class students took part in the ESB Science Blast competition this year held online via Zoom. The class thought up of a question to investigate and through research and a tremendous team effort they produced a fabulous science investigation....

Computer Science Week 2021

Computer Science Week 2021

We celebrated Computer Science Education Week this year from the 6-12th December 2021. The children developed their logistical skills, problem solving skills and creativity, through engagement with various coding games and activities. We used the fantastic selection of games provided on the Hour of Code website! 

Science Week 2021

Science Week 2021

We celebrated Science Week from the 7-14th November 2021 and explored the theme of ‘Creating our Future’. The children were intrigued and excited about potential future developments in the areas of transport, school life, home life and farming.

Maths Week 2021

Maths Week 2021

We celebrated Maths Week this year from Monday 18th- Friday 22nd October. We enjoyed watching the daily episodes on Maths Week TV, participating in ‘Escape the room challenges’ and working with Maths stations which helped revise various concepts and topics from the...

Space Week 2021

Space Week 2021

We celebrated Space Week this year from Monday 4th - Friday 8th October 2021. The children in 1st/2nd Class and 5th/6th Class learned all about the famous astronaut Neil Armstrong, made papier maiche planets and speculated on the essential and non essential items that...

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...

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