Category Archives: Science


Ms. Nolan’s Pumpkin Science Project!


Senior Infants are becoming scientists working hard investigating their pumpkins. Figuring out the height, width, length and weight! And of course checking to see if it floats or sinks!

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Science Blast 2021 Mr. Walshe’s 5th Class


We’d all been looking forward to Science Blast since the start of the year. Girls who had heard it from their siblings told their friends, who told their friends until the whole class knew. So, when Mr. Walshe made the announcement thoughts and questions filled the room. To help us know what to do, we [...]

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Science Blast 2021 Ms. Smiths 5th Class


Some of us heard about Science Blast through our older siblings and others had heard about it from our teacher Ms.Smith.  We watched a few videos on Science Blast T.V. which helped us understand the steps to answering a science question. Each pod had to come up with a science question that we had all [...]

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Intel Mini Scientist Challenge 3


We watched a video with Phil the Scientist which took us through a number of experiments to explore static electricity.  Check out the photos to see how we got on..."

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Intel Mini Scientist Challenge


"As one of our Intel Mini Scientist challenges we planted wheatgrass and we`re watching it grow. Check out these photos to see our green-fingered 5th class girls at work!"

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SFI Discover Science and Maths Award 2019/2020


On Friday 20th November a number of classes in St. Pius X G.N.S. participated virtually in the Discover Science and Maths Awards ceremony 2020.   Being one of many schools across the country to receive an award, we waited excitedly to see our school`s name flash up on the big screen! We cheered loudly when it [...]

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Intel Mini Scientist 2020 – Challenge 1


For challenge 1 of the Intel Mini Scientist 2020, we (the two 5th classes) had to build a working bionic hand…..and we did!  Under the excellent guidance of Phil “The Scientist guy” from the RTÉ hub, we learned all about human limbs and how our joints work.   From there Phil guided us through the steps [...]

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RDS Science Blast 2020


5th classes present projects at Science Blast 2020 It was Wednesday 4th March 2020.   After months of preparation, investigation and experimentation, we (the two 5th classes) gathered up the evidence of our scientific work and headed on a bus to present our projects at Science Blast in the RDS.   We wore our neon yellow identification [...]

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Intel Mini Scientist Regional Final 2019


On the 14th of November 2019, we were so excited when we won the Intel Mini Scientist competition in our school.  Our project was ‘What is in onions and how can you prevent it?’  We were invited to participate in a further competition, the Intel Regional Final which was on the 6th December in the [...]

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