We did a lot of fun activities this week including building bridges, having live chats with actual scientists, building and launching our own rockets, testing different foods e.g. apples, pasta, bread, biscuits and flour for the presence of starch, making boats out of plasticine, discovering how plants drink, discussing different types of building materials and taking part in a Science Week Table Quiz.
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Building Bridges in Claremorris
On Monday, we had a trial run in school to see who would get through. We had a class competition first. The students who got through had to put weights on their bridge. We had to put a bag on the bridge. Then we put spoons of rice in the bag.
Team 1 was Fiachra, Danny Callan, Patrick and Darragh Murphy. Team 2 was Jack, Evan, Daragh O’Dea and Luke. The bus left at 12 O clock. It took half hour to get there. When we got there, there were sweets on the table for us and 4 rulers. We had 40 minutes to build our bridges.
Team 2 had it built in 20 minutes. Team 1 took longer because they were younger. Team 1’s bridge held 131 grams and Team 2’s bridge held 411 grams. Team 2 came second. Team 2 lost by only 1 gram!!!!!!