Thanks to Áine Ní Fhlartha from The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEIA) who visited our school today. Áine gave a workshop for 1st/2nd and 5th/6th Classes. During these workshops we learnt about sources of energy and the importance of conserving energy in our school and homes and helping protect our environment in the process.
move to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and wave power.
if you are cold put on an extra layer of clothing before turning on the heat.
cycle or walk to school.
turn off lights that are not needed.
only boil as much water as you need to use.
switch off electrical equipment if it is not in use.
use locally sourced fruit and vegetables rather than wasting energy by shipping these from far away.
set native Irish trees.
We also performed some fun experiments to see the effect of energy. These included:-
a dressing race
using potatoes and lemons to power a light-bulb.
transfer of energy from a small ball to a big ball.
releasing the energy in a vitamin c tablet to create an exploding canister