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!
We were busy decorating our windows with some great Mayo Art in September – not only had we Mayo in the All Ireland Mens football final but the ladies made it to the All Ireland Ladies football final too!!! We made a banner to cheer them on and it was spotted in Croke Park!
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:
This is the code for Padraic and Aoibheanns Farm Safety Website:
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!