Science Week Spaghetti Challenge

This year Mayo Science Festival hosted a spaghetti building challenge in the McWilliam Park Hotel Claremorris. The challenge was to build the tallest tower that could support a marshmallow for ten seconds. It had to be a free standing tower (not attached to anything) and the materials we were allowed to use were: 20 pieces of spaghetti, a marshmallow, 1 metre of masking tape and a scissors. We sent two teams to the competition this year. Team 1: Nora, Tiernan, Mikey and Eva and team 2 were: Padraic, Aoibheann, Anna and Cameron.  Both teams put in a mighty effort on the day and were delighted to build marshmallow supporting structures!!

Well done to both teams and thank you to Mrs Farragher for driving us in with Mrs. Mangan and to all involved in organising it!

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Reel Life Science Competition 2nd Prize ;-)

http://reellifescience.com/2013/11/12/announcing-the-reellife-science-2013-primary-school-winners/

Today they announced the winners from the reel life science competition.

We came 2nd prize for ‘ germ busters’. It was great fun making  germ busters. Everyone in the school helped us to make it by doing special jobs. We had to make the germs, learn about germs, compose a song and pick a tune to match it to! We now want to help everyone to remember to wash their hands!!!!

We  feel  so happy about  how well we have done!!!   We  felt  so  happy  that  we  came  second place. Well done the winners and all who took part!

We even made it onto the journal.ie news website!!!!! wow wee

http://www.thejournal.ie/primary-school-science-1172023-Nov2013/

by Padraic and Aoibheann Rang 2