Science Week in Room 1 #scienceweek2020

Science week is a little different this year in our school unfortunately but there are lots of exciting activities and experiments still going on in class!

Take a look at what the children in Room 1 have been learning about this week. Working in stations they have explored objects that float or sink. They looked at different insects and counted their legs. They tried to build a wheel barrow. Ramps with different surfaces were also used and the children discovered which surfaces were the best for speed. The children also discovered that flames need oxygen to stay alight!

EU Code week in St. Brigids’s #codeweek

Some of the children in Senior Infants, 3rd and 6th class took part in EU code week.

The children were coding in their pods with Bee Bot floor robots,  the Rainforest coding adventure game and using code builder with Minecraft Education.

EU Code Week is a  initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way.

Take a look at some photos and videos:

 

 

Spheros in 6th class

The children from 6th class Room 29 worked with our new  set of spheros in the HUB today. They used the Sphero EDU app on our new ipads to move and control their spheres!

A Sphero is an interactive, programmable, blue tooth enabled ball. The children drew shape paths for their sphero and controlled it to follow the path. They also worked with our Sphero Map of Ireland to control the ball as it travelled to different destinations on the map. Some fantastic problem-solving and collaboration to be seen!!

Room 21: WeDo 2.0 Lego

The children in Ms. Walsh’s 4th class in Room 1 started working with Lego WeDo Science kits this morning.

Look out for their models which include glowing snails, cooling fans, moving satellite and spy robots!! Even Milo the Science Rover makes an appearance! The children built and programmed all their own models in their groups.