We had a great time during science week. We did loads of experiments. Here are a few pictures.
Our class was really lucky, we were chosen to take charge of the Green School Action Day. We were asked to demonstrate water based experiments to the other second and first classes. We demonstrated how to make a lava lamp, we looked at what colours make black ink, we made quick sand and lots of other great experiments.
We learned all about Vincent Van Gogh’s life. We then looked at some of his paintings from his blue and yellow period. We recreated our own version of Starry Night, one of his most famous “blue” paintings.
In school we learned all about Louis Braille. He was blinded by an awl when he was little. He was the inventor of Braille, a system of reading and writing used by people who are blind or visually impaired.
We began writing to Ms. Flynn’s class. Ms. Flynn is a teacher in the school for the visually impaired in Drumcondra. They wrote us a letter in print and in braille. We must write back to them again soon.
Rosella’s mam Christine is a biochemist. She works in a lab that makes creams, gels and ointments. She came in with Emma’s mam (Selena) to do an experiment with our class.
When Christine makes the special medicines it is important that she keeps her workspace germ free because germs can make you ill. This means she must wear a special germ suit, mask, hairnet, goggles and boots. She also has to test the air, the tables and her hands for germs. To do this she uses a dish with special jelly called agar jelly. They test the surface with a swob and then put a sample on the jelly then they put it in an oven so the germs can grow.
Selena and Christine gave us all agar jelly plates and everyone decided what they wanted to test. We swobbed teacher’s laptop, our tables, the taps, the door handles and even our hands. We put each sample into the agar dishes and Christine took them to her lab to grow them. We got to dress up in the germ suits too. We had so much fun. We can’t wait to see our results!!!
Thanks Christine and Selena
We had great fun dressing up as biochemists!!!!!
Welcome back everybody, We hope everybody had a fantastic Christmas. We are very excited about our new website and we can’t wait to share our pictures and news with you all. Here is a class photo we took when Santa came to visit in December.