There was lots of preparation in the run up to Science Week 2015 in St. Pius X G.N.S. In the lead up to Science Week, the 5th and 6th class girls worked on various scientific concepts: Light, Magnetism and Electricity, Materials and Change, Design and Construction, Heat and Forces. They taught the girls in the junior classes during Science Week and had to ensure that they were confident in their knowledge of these particular areas. The girls busily made spinners, helicopters, lit up bulbs, investigated static electricity, designed mazes for magnet games, made play dough and magic slime, built amazing structures with cocktail sticks and marshmallows, created music with glasses and examined many eye-watering optical illusions!
The senior classes were divided into groups and each one focused on a particular area. The girls collected the materials/ equipment that were required. The two 6th classes taught the Junior Infants, 1st and 3rd classes. The two 5th classes worked with the Infants, 2nd and 4th classes. Once the stations were set up, the younger girls spent time at each one, learning from the older girls. The 5th and 6th class girls turned out to be fantastic teachers and their younger counterparts not only had great fun, but learned so much!