Mobile Science Workshops
A great day was had last Friday, the 14th of December, when
the Lismore Mobile Science workshops visited our school .
In Junior and Senior Infants, the children completed a range of
fun science experiments, most of which were based on the
chemical reactions that take place between acids and bases.
Using the dye from red cabbage the children determined which
liquids were acids and which were bases. Then using vinegar as
their acid and baking soda as their base they inflated a plastic
glove and erupted a volcano. They also had experience with
static electricity using it to raise their hair and make coco pops
jump. It was a very engaging workshop which was enjoyed by
In 1st and 2nd class, the children learned about the digestive
system . They found out about what happens to the food we eat
in our bodies.
The class had great fun making 'poo' as they explored, in a
hands on activity how coco pops are broken down in the body.
The end result was lots of mess and laughter as they were left
3rd to 6th Class experienced some hair raising fun with static
electricity, an interaction with a magic plasma ball and
experience with building circuits. The children investigated how
how simple circuits, series circuits and parallel circuits worked.
Thank you once again to our wonderful Parents' Association for
funding the workshops. A fantastic day was had by all.