Rutland National School

Lower Gloucester Place, Dublin 1

Category: science

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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Fourth Class Awarded at the RDS Primary Science Fair

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The Blue Team with the RDS Judges (It’s Evelyn Cusack from RTE’s meteorologist/weather team!)

Fourth class are super scientists! This week, after months of investigations, experiments and hard work they presented their project at the RDS Young Scientist Exhibition!

20170112_104325They were grilled by the judges for nearly 20 minutes (eek!), interviewed by RTE and National Newspapers, but it was all worth it… because… they came home with an AWARD!

"...Excellent project, outstanding drawings, incredible models... one of the most talented hardest working groups of young scientists we've seen today..."

                            -Evelyn Cusack, RDS Judge.

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Mary Mary Quite Contrary How  Does Our Inner City Sheltered Garden Grow?

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Brief: “Ms HH was always giving out about how long it took myself and Frankie to water the garden, so we decided to see if we could figure out a way to make the garden do the work, and water itself, and after a few months and LOTS of hard work we did” -Brooklyn

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Watch this space for more info from the scientists themselves! For now, see if you can spot any familiar faces on Thursday’s news2day!

http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/news2day-30001385/10673176/

(Spoiler Alert! There are 9 of the team spotted throughout the segment -can you spot them all?)

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