Science Week 2016
2016 marks the 21st year of Science Week; a national, annual event that celebrates the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year, Science Week 2016 takes place from the 13th to 20th November. There will be lots of events happening across the country which you can find out more about on www.scienceweek.ie.
Science Week Investigating Light Themed Framework
For science week, why not try get your pupils investigating light? In this DPSM/ESERO themed framework, pupils investigate aspects of light and discover that light is a form of energy. Using rainbow spinners, they can learn that not only can white light be broken up into the rainbow colours, but also that the rainbow colours can be brought together to produce white light. This leads to investigating the reflection of light on various surfaces and at different angles and apply what they have discovered to how satellites work. Finally, they investigate refraction using different types of lenses and make a model telescope.
Le Chéile’s Involvement
Throughout the week, all students participated in science related activities. Fifth and sixth classes visited the Hunt Museum for a science exhibition and really enjoyed being active scientists. Second and Third class teamed up to experiment with magnets and air pressure. Infants and first class were testing liquids, static electricity and much more. It was a fantastic week with a huge emphasis being put on science.