In November, the middle room carried out an experiment with runner bean seeds.
Pot 1: no soil, water or light- just seeds
Pot 2: no water-just seeds and soil
Pot 3: no light-just soil, water and seeds
Pot 4: the control. This pot contains all the ingredients necessary for growth-soil, water, light and seeds.
The following photos show the progress of the seeds to date
22nd November 2019:
09th December 2019
13th December 2019
16th December 2019
20th December 2019
06th January 2020
Will we post further updates soon!
What an amazing talent we have here with Laoise from 6th class. Check out her beautiful painting!
We had great fun throughout the week. The children were involved in various experiments as well as attending a show in Belmullet on Thursday. Throughout the week the children carried out the following experiments:
- Make an Egg Float in Salt Water
We enjoyed learning about Alexander Graham Bell recently. We had lots of fun exploring sound vibrations with our own cup phones.
Well done to all of the children in the Senior Room for their wonderful project work recently.
Tied in with our theme of the farm, we had lots of fun making and sampling our own butter in class recently. Went down well!
Our very first Painted Lady Butterfly has emerged from its Chrysalis. It is just getting used to its habitat right now. It will stay here for 3 days before being released with its friends. In the mean time we will feed it nectar and leave fruit and flowers for it to explore.
It has been really interesting so far, observing the changes that have occurred in our caterpillars, in one week! They started off so tiny and look at them now. They have been feeding so well and alot of waste, called frass, is evident in the jars. They have shed their exoskeleton a few times also! Some of the caterpillars are making attempts to hang in their ‘j’ shape, which means that very soon they will have to be transferred to their butterfly habitat! Exciting! Before transferring, they will form a chrysalis and while in the butterfly habitat, the last stage of metamorphosis will occur over time , resulting in,fingers crossed, our beautiful painted lady butterfly’s emerging soon after! We will keep you posted!
We all enjoyed the magical show on Friday 16th March. Fred not only blew our minds with his spectacular tricks but also performed many of his musical instruments, including the smallest flute in the world!