The children in Room 32 recently completed some fabulous art work using Sphero robots as part of their STEM projects. They created paintings in the style of the artist Jackson Pollack using Spheros instead of brushes! They controlled the robots using the Sphero Edu app on iPads.
The children from Room 30 were busy this week in the STEM room planning for a very special project they are doing for their friends in the Infant building!
What could they be doing??
We have been learning about ‘Human Life’. We explored and investigated how people move their bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Using our STEM skills we created Bionic Hands made out of cardboard, string, straws and rubber bands. Our design task involved understanding the function of the fingers and the importance of the thumb, to grab or hold objects with different shapes and forms. We tested them by drinking a glass of water and throwing something into a bin.
Bhí paráid ar súil ag Rang 4 sa Seomra teicneolaíochta inniu le Lego Wedo 2.0.
Chuir braiteoir gluaiseachta Milo ar súil!
The children in Room 23 took part in a live online session with the Dream Space and the Garage teams from Microsoft Ireland last Friday. This was to celebrate the end of STEPS Engineers week 2023.
The children coded and solved problems like engineers. They created their very own Arcade games while learning about the work software engineers do. They also heard from one of the Microsoft engineering experts. She inspired the children to see technology in exciting new ways.
The children from Rooms 19, 20, 21, 22 & 34 took part in some Engineering challenges this week as part of STEPS Engineers Week 2023. See some of the fantastics ducks, bridges and sturdy towers that were imagined, planned, created, tested and improved by our budding engineers.
Did you know that 41% of Ireland’s electricty came from wind energy in January? The best month on record!.
Last month we investigated climate in Geography and became aware of the importance of the Earth’s renewable and non-renewable resources.
We decided to design wind farms to reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels using the Engineering Design Process. We created pulleys to add weight to our wind turbines in order to test their strength.
Take a look at our projects in the video below:
For World Book Day today, 4th class Room 23 read ‘The Dot’ by Peter H. Reynolds. Using an app called Quiver, the children completed augmented reality Dot drawing projects. The children designed ‘The Dot’ colouring page, scanned the QR code and the design came to life.
Watch the video to see the fantastic creations!
The children from 4th class Rooms 23 & 24 have been learning with Lego WeDo 2.0 Science materials over the last few terms. They have recorded presentatons of their final projects. See how they have planned, designed, built, coded and debugged their projects.
What fantastic science & engineering skills, collaborative skills, presentation skills and coding skills they have developed!
You can also see a video of other projects they worked on.