Science Week

Welcome to Science Week

 

Last week, we finished off our work on sound. We discovered that sound travels through solid materials. We did a really simple experiment with some string and paper cups. We had some great fun!

 

We have signed up to Science Blast this year and we watch the videos about Science Blast. Although, it may be a socially distanced one, we can still have fun finding out the answers to our questions.

So far we have the following questions:

  1. Can seagulls adapt to human behaviour? Do the seagulls know the days that Ms. Atkin feeds them?
  2. Why does milk soothe spicy food?
  3. What happens to food when we swallow it?
  4. What makes the moon’s pattern?
  5. Where do things go when they are sucked into a black hole?
  6. How does the blubber on a walrus work?
  7. How did animals become different shapes?
  8. How do pens work?
  9. Why can’t penguins fly?
  10. Who is Santa and where did he come from?

A very diverse set of questions!

 

Ted Talk

We watched a very interesting talk about a group of 8-10 year old children who asked questions and carried out experiments and were eventually published in a peer reviewed scientific journal. They are the youngest published authors pretty amazing!

We also watched an episode of Future Island on the RTE Player – which covered everything from gravity to satellites and the Vomit Comet!

We also started our new science topic which is Light and we will be doing some exciting experiments over the coming weeks.

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