Science Week 2015

Science Week 2015

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Parents NEEDED to help with Science Activities.

Next week, there will be lots of activities taking place in each class for Science Week. Each class will be investigating a different Science Topic.  We would love for you to come into the classroom and get involved with experiments in your child’s class! Please note that all parents are welcome to go into any class (not just your child’s class)

 Please see the dates and times below for ‘Science for Fun’ in each classroom:

Class Date Time
Chestnut Thursday 12th November 8.30 – 9.00 a.m.
Ash Wednesday 11th November 8.30 – 9.00 a.m.
Oak Tuesday 10th November 8.30 – 9.00 a.m.
Sycamore Monday 9th November 8.30 – 9.00 a.m.
Hazel Monday 9th November 1.00 – 2.00 p.m.
Maple Wednesday 11th November 1.00 – 2.00 p.m.
Lime Tuesday 10th November 1.00 – 2.00 p.m.
Redwood Wednesday 11th November 1.00 – 2.00 p.m.

SCIENCE WEEK TIMETABLE

 

Theme

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Friday
CHESTNUT

Andy

 

Forces

11.30 – 12.00

Playground games to investigate forces: parachute/ tug of war / kites

Science Art:

Play-dough / Blow painting

9.00 – 10.00

Science Trail

(weather permitting)

8.30 – 9.00

Science for Fun

 

Parents invited

9.00 – 9.30

 

Junior Assembly

–     Reflect on Science week: What have we learned?

–     Science awards

Forest School

 

Animal hunt/pond dipping /bio- diversity lesson

 

Chestnut 9.30 -10.00

 

Ash- 10.20- 10.55

 

Oak 10.55 – 11.25

 

Sycamore 11.25- 12.00

 

 

ASH

Aoife

 

Forces

9.00 – 10.00

Science Trail

(weather permitting)

11.30 – 12.00

Playground games to investigate forces: parachute/ tug of war / kites

8.30 – 9.00

Science for Fun

 

Parents invited

Science Art:

Play-dough / Blow painting

OAK

Eoin

Sound

Science Art:

Making music instruments

8.30 – 9.00

Science for Fun

 

Parents invited

Music composition 9.00 – 10.00

Science Trail

(weather permitting)

SYCAMORE

Elaine

Materials

8.30 – 9.00

Science for Fun

 

Parents invited

9.00 – 10.00

Science Trail

(weather permitting)

Science Art:

Mixing paint/

Collage/

Play-dough/

Wax resist

1.00 – 2.00

Science Demo

9.30 – 10.00

 

Senior Assembly

–     Reflect on Science week: What have we learned?

–     Science awards

 

Hazel – 12.30- 1.05

 

Lime 1.05- 1.35

 

 

Redwood 1.35- 2.05

 

 

HAZEL

Stephen

Magnetism

1.00 – 2.00

Science for Fun

 

Parents invited

10.30-11.30

Science Trail

(weather permitting)

Science Art:

–     Magnet paint mixing, monsters

–     Fridge magnets

 

 

MAPLE

Emma

Sound

10.30-11.30

Science Trail

(weather permitting)

Science Art:

– Make string instruments

 

1.00 – 2.00

Science for Fun

 

Parents invited

 

 

LIME

Sheila

Electricity and Energy

Science Art: Design and make a wheeled toy 1.00 – 2.00

Science for Fun

 

Parents invited

11.00 – 12.00

Science Trail

(weather permitting)

 

 

REDWOOD

Ann Marie

Adaptation  /Physics 9.00

Science Trail

(weather permitting)

Playground

 

Egg parachute experiment

1.00 – 2.00

Science for Fun

 

Parents invited

Science Art:

Play-dough / Blow painting

   

 

What is Science Week?

Science Week Ireland is an annual event which first took place in 1996 and has grown to a programme of over 800 events scheduled across the country.

It aims to make science more interesting and accessible to children and adults alike. It highlights how science, technology and engineering are hugely relevant to us all in our everyday lives, lead to interesting and exciting career options and develop creativity in our children. 

Every year Powerstown ETNS participates bu organising a week full of Science Activities. Parents are encouraged to participate in activities with pupils and teachers. 

 

What is the theme for Science Week 2015?

2015 marks 20 years of Science Week; a national, annual event that celebrates the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Science Week 2.0: Design Your Future invites everyone to experience science first-hand – enjoy a science demonstration; have fun with a home science experiment and discover the answers to the most curious science questions.

In this the year of Irish Design, Science Week celebrates the deep connection between science and design. Science Week 2.0: Design Your Future urges young people to actively ‘Design Your Future’ by embarking on exciting and fulfilling careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Coordinated by Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover programme, Science Week will run from Sunday 8th – Sunday 15th November 2015. The festival will highlight how STEM is fundamental to everyday life, and demonstrate STEM’s importance to the future development of our society and economy. 

Science Week 2.0: Design Your Future – be inspired, get involved and design your future!

 

Family Science Events

There are lots of fun family science events on that families are encouraged to go to. For more information go to http://www.science.ie/events/find-events.html

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