Science Week Rocket Workshop

On the Friday of Science week, the seniors went to the Science Ireland Rocket Workshop with Declan in the Mayo Museum of Country Life. There we learned lost of things about rockets, launches, air pressure and and fuel! We even got to build our own rockets which were amazing. We met our twitter friends from Craggagh NS there and we all had a great time launching our rockets! We were super proud our two teams came 1st and 3rd in the launch challenge, we may have some budding aeronautical engineers  or Astronauts in the making!

Here is a video of how our launches went!

First up the launch that came third –


And the winning Launch

QR Codes

Today we have been learning and working on QR Codes.  A QR Code is a type of barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. We are creating them on the mac and using iphone and i pads to read them. You can use them on any internet devide to create them and read them with apps on most tablets and some laptops that have cameras. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text you want students to read, websites, or video.

Today we made QR codes for websites:

This is the code for our school website:

QR Code for our school website

This is the code for Padraic and Aoibheanns Farm Safety Website:

QR-Code for farm safety 4

Next we made QR codes to hide text – we made a treasure hunt for the infant class. It was great fun they had to scan codes to find clues and eventually they found the treasure – a lovely stickers art kit for them to use for art this week!

Finally, we used QR codes to make our KWL chart for the work we are going to be doing on Norman castles this month. Click on the tab and see it!

Our Norman CastlesKWL QR