Science Week 2017
2017 marks the 22nd year of Science Week; a national, annual event that celebrates the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year, Science Week 2017 takes place from the 12th to 19th 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. It was a fantastic week with a huge emphasis being put on science. Have a look at our pictures to see how much fun we had!!!