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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Space and Rockets Open Day

We had a marvelous day today - showing, explaining, demonstrating, launching rockets and of course having fun!
 We know lots and lots about space and rockets and we were so happy to share what we know with all the other classes.
Here are the photos of our class demonstrating all about space and rockets to:
Ms. B.Fitzgerald's class (Jun Inf), Ms. Moran's class, Ms. Connolly's class (1st), Ms. McCaul's/Ms. Lally's class (2nd), Ms. O'Connor's/Ms. Lavery's class (2nd), Ms. Lane's class (Jun Inf), Mr. Faherty's class (2nd), Ms. Needham's and Ms. Coade's classes, Ms. Cunningham's class (2nd), Ms. Flannery's class (Sen Inf) and Ms. Maguire's class (1st):
And our demonstration of air and water rockets to all classes in the school in the yard:

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Asteroids, craters and the end of the dinosaurs

We were talking about asteroids and how they crash into planets leaving craters.
We saw how different sized asteroids can make different sized craters (we measured the size of the craters in relation to the size of the craters....and plotted these on a graph!)
We saw how the same sized asteroids can make different sized craters (we measured the size of the craters in relation to the height from which the asteroids crashed into the planet....and plotted these on a graph!)
We then talked about how an asteroid crashing to earth could have killed off some of the dinosaurs.  Then some dinosaurs must have been killed by the dust or shock waves from the impact, and finally many many more dinosaurs must have been killed off when the dust and debris from the impact would have blocked the sun's light and heat causing a huge ice age.  This ice age would have meant that some dinosaurs might have died of the cold while others must have starved to death when plants couldn't grow in the cold.
 We found all this extremely interesting!

Invitation to our Space and Rocket Morning

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Data chart of our faourite planets

We each chose our favourite planet and we had a great discussion on the good and bad points of each planet.

Rocket writing

We imagined where we would like to go in a rocket.
We wrote about it and displayed our writings on a very big rocket.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Spacesuits for astronauts

We have designed spacesuits for astronauts.
We even put our countries flags on them.