Engineers Week

Engineers Week 2016

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This week is Engineering week. In school, we are going to take part in some pretty cool challenges and experiments this week.  We are going to be put in teams to design and make things and challenge each other!!!

The Challeges are:

Monday

Electricity: Simple circuits- ok so we have already done this this year and its time to change it up a notch – I challege you my pupils to make a flashy mothers card with (2)LEDs, some slug tape, a battery and any art materials you require. The winning card will have a switch or method of turning on and off and the prize will be…….drum roll……a big kiss from your mammy when you give it to her!!!!!!!!

Tuesday:

Chemical:  The Mentos and Diet coke challenge.

Paper Plane challege: In your teams you must research and design your own paper plane, the challege is to see who can design the plane that flies the furthest.

Wednesday:

Who wants to be a Superhero event in NUIG.

Thursday:

Civil Enginerring: A Potato arch.  The challenge is to build the potato arch that stands the longest, mesures the heightest, and the overall, can hold a weight of an orange for 5 seconds without collapsing.

Friday:

Mechanical: Artificial Limb Challenge: Make a device that allows the bicep to recover while allowing you to use your arm and fingers.

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Inniu tá muid chun an céad páirt do Engineers Week 2014 a thosú.

Tá muid chun dul ag dhéanamh eitleáin pháipéar agus a fheiceáil conas a mhéid eitilt siad!

Today we are taking part in our first Engineers Week Challenge, we are going to make paper aeroplanes and see how far they fly!

Pop in later to see how we got on!!!

Bhí an spóirt againn ag déanamh na heitleán seo. Bhí orainn fháil amach cé chomh faide a feidir linn iad a eitilt. Bhí rás na heitleán againn. Bhí orainn  thomhas cé chomh fada agus eitil siad le bata méadar. Bhuaigh Teresa sa seomra mór agus Aoibheann sa rang bhead! Ansin bhí rás againn idir na buachaillí agus na cailíní. Bhí an bua ag na cailíní (ach bhí na múinteoirí leo)!!

We had so much fun doing this experiement. We had to find out how far we could make our aeroplanes fly. We had a race to see whose plane could fly the furthest. Teresa won in the senior room and Aoibheann won in the Junior room. We had to measure how far they flew by ourselves using a metre stick. Then we had a boys vs girls race, the girls won (but they had the teachers with them!)!

paperboys
Foireann na mBuachaillí
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Gach Daoine Ag Obair
papergirls
Foireann na gCailíní
paperwinners
AN RÁS MÓR

 

Lá 2:

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Applemummybakingsoda

Inniu bhí muid ag foghlaim faoi ‘Mummies’ ón Eygpt. Ghlach na daoine seo orgáin agus sreabhán as a n-marbh roimh iad a chaomhnú i salann agus fabraic.

Tá muid ag déanamh an rud chéanna le úll.

Bhí úll, scian, 2 cupán, salann agus púdar bácála ag teastáil uainn.

Céim 1)  Gearr an t-úll i gceathrú!

2) Cur dhá píosaí i ngach gcupán.

3) Measc an salann agus an púdar bácála le chéile (2X an méid Salann le ceann amháin púdar bácála)

4) Cur an meascán istigh i gcupán amháin.

5) D’fhág na gcupán ar an mbord.

6) Tar éis seachtain féach orthu agus déan comparáid idir an beirt.

le Aoibheann agus Padraic i rang 2.

 

Tá na gcupán réidh anois!
Tá na gcupán réidh anois!
An Meascán
An Meascán
An Salann
An Salann

 

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