Materials

 

Frankenworms

Materials > Materials and Change

2nd class Ms Donnelly and 5th class Ms Travers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inflatable Pumpkins

Materials > Materials and Change

2nd class Ms Donnelly and 5th class Ms Travers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slime

Materials > Materials and Change

2nd class Ms Donnelly and 5th class Ms Travers

 

 

 

 

 

Lava Lamps

Materials > Materials and Change

2nd class, Ms Donnelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Cabbage Tests

Materials > Materials and Change

2nd class, Ms Donnelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterproof Materials

Materials > Properties and characteristics

2nd class Ms Donnelly and 5th class Ms Travers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dissolving

Materials > Materials and Change

5th class Ms Travers

Halloween Ooblek

Materials > Materials and Change, Properties and Characteristics

5th class Ms Travers

 

 

 

 

Separating Mixtures

Materials > Materials and Change

5th class Ms Travers

Valentine Love Potion

Materials > Materials and Change

5th class, Ms Travers

 

Making Ink

Materials > Materials and Change

6th class, Ms Burns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixing Colours

Materials > Materials and Change

1st class, Ms Martin

Butter Making

Materials > Materials and Change

2nd class, Ms Donnelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour Mixing 

Materials > Materials and Change

2nd class, Ms Donnelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ooblek 

Materials > Materials and Change

4th class, Ms Klein

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Second and fifth completed their science investigation with Frankenworms. They placed some jelly worms into a mixture of baking soda and water for 15 minutes. The soaked worms were then taken out of the mixture and placed into a glass of vinegar. The baking soda in the worms reacted with the vinegar and gave off carbon dioxide gas which bubbled up through the vinegar and caused the worms to wriggle.

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5T & 2D Inflating pumpkins (12)
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Second and fifth then used a chemical reaction to inflate pumpkin balloons. The goal of this investigation was to show the power of the gas produced with water mixes with an Alka Seltzer tablet or a vitamin C tablet. The students observed that the gas produced inflated the balloon attached to the neck of the bottle.

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5T Dissolving (3)
5T Dissolving (3)

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5T Dissolving
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5T Hallowe'en Ooblek (5) - Copy
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5T Hallowe'en Ooblek (7)
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5T Hallowe'en Ooblek (1) - Copy
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5T separating mixtures (2)
5T separating mixtures (2)

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5T Separating mixtures
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5T separating mixtures (3)
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5T Valentines Love potions
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5T Valentines Love potions (8)
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5T Valentines Love potions (6) - Copy
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Second and fifth class worked together on some Hallowe'en experiments. They made some ooey gooey slime and investigated the properties of it.

Second Class made lava lamps using water, oil, food colouring and Alka-Seltzer tablets. We learnt that oil and water do not mix. We saw that the oil lay on top of the coloured water. We then added Alka-Seltzer to this and it reacted with the water. What resulted was lots of bubbles of acid moving through the water and oil and the effect was like that of a lava lamp.

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We looked at the concept of acids and bases and how red cabbage could tell us whether something is acidic or basic. If something is acidic, it turns red when red cabbage water is added. If something is basic, it turns a blue green colour when red cabbage is added. We learned that vinegar, lemon and soy sauce are acidic and baking soda, washing powder and milk are basic. When we added the red cabbage water to soap it stay the same colour because the soap is neutral for our skin.

Second and fifth constructed Lego houses and tested suitable materials for the roofs of their houses. They tested their materials to see if they were waterproof.

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Mixing colours 4
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As part of History we were studying Early Christian Ireland. We learned that monks wrote manuscripts using ink that they made themselves from plants and berries. We made our own ink by sieving raspberries. We added ½ teaspoon of vinegar to hold the colour and ½ teaspoon of salt which acted as a preservative. We mixed all together well and used sticks we gathered in the yard to write messages. It was long and hard work!

We then had fun making invisible ink. We used lemon juice and water to write messages. We held the page over a toaster and the message was revealed. We wrote our names in the invisible ink and then covered the page with baking soda. The baking soda combined with the lemon juice to display the name.

We have learned about life in the past in Ireland and as part of this study, we made butter. We began by shaking a container of cream for 10 - 15 minutes. We then separated the contents into buttermilk and butter. The buttermilk could be used in baking. We spread our butter on some bread and it tasted delicious!

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We mixed primary colours to form secondary colours using this water property. Colured water from each cup moved up through the tissue paper and mixed with another colour when they met. This happens because of capillary action.

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Our demonstration of how to make ‘Oobleck’ – a non-Newtonian fluid that is neither a solid nor a liquid.