A Visit From A Scientist
.Following on from a very successful Science week we were privileged to welcome into our classrooms the wonderfully knowledgeable and entertaining scientist Catherine Mc Guinness.This was kindly organised by the CavanMonaghan Science festival.
Catherine completed 3 workshops in three different classrooms.
One workshop was on Climate Change and Sustainability.The other workshop was based on the theme “Accidental Science” where she explored how many inventions were discovered by accident.Examples were penicillin,velcro,vaseline,text messaging and many more.
The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the workshops as they gained a wealth of new scientific knowledge.
Children in Blathú Primary discussed Winter as part of Science lessons.
Children became aware of some of the effects of different weather conditions on human, animal and plant life in the local environment.
They observed how hard the ground was and how cold it was outside.
Following this they discussed how the cold weather makes it difficult for birds to find food. Children made bird feeders for birds using cereal hoops and pipe cleaners. They worked on their fine motor skills as they made the feeders. They placed them on tree and watched for birds from classroom window,
Two of our photographs show a robin who visited the tree often.
Pupils in 5th and 6th class engaged in Litter Picking around the school environment as part of their environmental awareness programme.