Rutland National School

Lower Gloucester Place, Dublin 1

Category: 4th Class (Page 1 of 9)

Making parachutes

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Ms Harte Hayes did some amazing science lessons with us. We learned all about forces and how they affect us. We saw how astronauts use parachutes to land safely on earth.

Then we worked in teams to create the best parachute for a toy teddy using various materials.
We tested our creations by standing on the table and letting them float to the ground. The best parachute floated the slowest to the ground so out teddies had a soft landing.

Fourth Class Girl Qualifies for CTYI

 

Congratulations Brooke

Congratulations to Brooke in 4th Class who has qualified for DCU’s CTYI (Centre for Talented Youth) programme! This is a huge achievement for a ten year old! Most people don’t go to university and take courses until they’re nearly 20! We are all so proud of Brooke! Competition is fierce but Brooke kept her focus through the grueling 2 hour exam!

At CTYI  the courses are in topics not usually covered in the primary curriculum e.g. Astronomy, App making, Chemistry, Codes and Ciphers, Experimental Physics, Chinese, Strategy and Games, Novel and Play Writing, Forensic Science, The World of Harry Potter, Art Design. We can’t wait for her to report back to us all here in fourth!!!

Brooke is the first person in 4th to be accepted onto the programme, just like Katherine Gobels was the first to send a man into space using maths!

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Seachtaine na Gailege

Bhí gach duine sa scoil ag caint as Gaeilge le deanaí. Chomh maith le sin, bhíomar ag canadh, ag damhsa agus ag léamh as Gaeilge freisin!

4th Class enjoying learning some Irish dancing in celebration of both Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day. On Thursday we had a Céilí beag with Senior Infants!

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An tseachtain seo thosaigh muid ag foghlaim an damhsa Gaelach ‘Tonaí Thoraí’ táimid ag baint sult mhór as.

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Bhí céilí beag idir muid agus naíonáin shinsearacha. Caith gach duine rudaí glas ar an lae

 

In the afternoon we had a tráth na gceist! Congratulations to the winning team: Temuulen, Frankie, Alicia & Makela.

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Ms Duffy’s “rang Gailege”  came into to test us on our Irish knowledge and to find  our Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine! Congratulations Sabrina!!

 

Frankie and Lexi start our exploration by examining their slides with magnifying glasses.

Engineer’s Week in Fourth

This week is Engineer’s week. 4th class have been learning all about engineering and different types of engineers. On Thursday Dr Ian from UCD came into our class. He is a bio-mechanical engineer. This means he uses science to make things to help sick people get better.

He showed us the heart tissue he is growing in his lab to help people who have heart attacks. We dissected a heart last month so we had lots of questions! Science is so cool!

We explored hair, fingerprints, bees, coins, sugar, tissue and coffee through the microscope. We then had to use our new scientific skills to solve a mystery just like forensic scientists!

 

This is what we imagine an engineer to be...

This is what we imagine an engineer to be…

Dr Ian explains how science is used to grow arteries to help people people with sick hearts

Dr Ian explains how science is used to grow artery valves to help people with sick hearts

Grace from 6th attached her microscope to the computer to share her findings with the class

Grace from 6th attached her microscope to the computer to share her findings with the class

Brooklyn finds the finger print on the jellybean

Brooklyn’s slide is hooked up the IWB he shows the class the finger print on the jellybean

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Sabrina explores some sugar under the microscope. We think it looks just like crystals or ice.

Sabrina explores some sugar under the microscope. We think it looks just like crystals or ice.

Exploring bee wings under the microscope

Exploring bee wings under the microscope

Dora explores a Shreddie under the microscope

Dora explores a Shreddie under the microscope

 

Temuulen and Dr Ian discuss their findings.

Temuulen and Dr Ian discuss their findings.

Frankie and Lexi start our exploration by examining their slides with magnifying glasses.

Frankie and Lexi start our exploration by examining their slides with magnifying glasses.

Mateusz Warren explore the wasp with a magnifying glass

Mateusz Warren explore the wasp with a magnifying glass

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We record our findings. We use lots of amazing adjectives to describe what we see

Grace hooks her microscope up to the computer to show the class her bee study. Can you see its eyes??

Grace hooks her microscope up to the computer to show the class her bee study. Can you see its eyes??

This is what we imagine an engineer to look like

Now this is what wen imagine an engineer to be!

I Heart Science: Fourth Class & Science Club Dissections

Exploring the sheep heart

Exploring the sheep heart

Well another Valentine’s Day has rolled around so what better time than now to dissect a heart?

Fourth Class have been looking at the human circulatory system and how the heart works! On Valentine’s day we became heart surgeons and explored some sheep hearts! We then teamed up with Science Club for some more investigations!

 

Science Club Gets Loopy!

For the last few weeks the Rutland Street engineers have been designing, building and modifying roller coasters!

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“We all learnt about force!! The marble needs speed to complete the loop successfully… and the best way to build up this force??? Gain some height!!”

-Temuulen

Check out our inventions on the second floor!!!

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