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
- 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. Ms. Keegan is our school’s science coordinator. 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.
History STEM showcase!
Ms. Keegan’s 1st and 2nd Class were thrilled to be invited into 3rd & 4th class in March to admire their history projects. Ms. Dunne’s class enjoyed using Technology and made fascinating powerpoints using the school’s set of Chromebooks.
Engineering Week 2023
Engineering Week is probably one of our favourite weeks of the year here in St. Margarets NS!
ESB Science Blast!
5th and 6th class attended ESB Science Blast on the 28th of February to present all of their hard work and investigating they had completed to answer the question: 'Why do our voices sound different?'. The class got excellent feedback from the judges on their...
Maths and our Greenhouse!
Earlier this year every class in St. Margarets NS planted bulbs in our school greenhouse. The Green Team take pride and responsibility in ensuring our plants receive adequate water throughout the week
Marvellous Bird Feeders!
3rd and 4th Class were busy this term making bird feeders. Children designed and made bird feeders using recycled bottles, string and a limited supply of materials
As part of our Curious Minds Platinum Award application, children in all classes have been engaging with the Minecraft Education programme
Planting in the classroom!
Children in Ms. Dunne’s 3rd & 4th Class decided to dissect apples and use their seeds for planting.
Recently Claire from the SEAI visited our school. The boys and girls from 1st to 6th class learned all about the different types of energy, where we can find stored energy and also how energy can be changed from one kind of energy to another.
Computer Science Week – Hour of Code!
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. This year it took place in December and 5th & 6th Class enjoyed exploring the world of Minecraft with the help of their teacher Mr. Gillic who has a personal interest in java programming language.
Science Week 2022
We celebrated Science Week from the 13th -20th November 2021 and explored the theme of ‘Creating our Future’ which is a continuation of last year’s theme. All classes really enjoyed tuning into the Curious Minds Shows throughout the science week and investigating various topics.