Friday Oct 11th 2019 - The Eagle has landed As part of Space Week 2019 1st and 2nd Class discussed what it would be like to live on the moon. We designed and made our own astronaut suits. These had to be able to withstand temperatures as high as 123 degrees Celsius and as low as -233 degrees Celsius. They had to be able to supply oxygen to breathe. We also had to figure out how we would cope with having very little gravity on the moon and what we would do to protect us from harmful rays from the sun as the moon has no protective atmosphere.
We brought in some space related pieces and set up a display.
Blackrock Observatory in Cork captured our unique of the planet Saturn.
You can see the rings around the planet.
Friday Sept 20th 2019 We buried a time capsule with samples of our handwriting, our hopes for the coming school year, a copy of today's paper and some other unusual items (sliotar, picachu, gear) today. We will dig it up at the end of the school year - if we can find it!!!
Tuesday Sept 5th 2019. We went on a mini-beast search in the school grounds today. We found:-
Woodlice under stones and under a piece of rotten wood
Worms in the vegetable beds
Spiders around the windows
Lots of daddy-long-legs
A fly caught in a spider's web
Lots of flysl
There is a wonderful range off minibeast biodiversity in our school.