Science Blast

05 Márta 2020

Science Blast 2020

ESB Science Blast, delivered by the RDS, is a non-competitive programme for primary school classes that invites children to investigate the science behind a simple question that interests and excites them.

 The goal is to ignite children’s innate curiosity about the world around them and aims to promote curiosity, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking in children at primary school age to enable them to better respond to the challenges of the future.

Participating schools exhibit their work in the RDS, where they receive feedback from the team of expert judges and participate in science themed workshops and shows. It’s the young scientist for primary schools.

 On Thursday 5th March a special ‘Science Blast’ day was organised for Gaelscoileanna and Gaeltacht Schools.  This was a great opportunity for the children to come together to celebrate their work and enjoying the craic ‘as Gaeilge’ at the same time!

R5A under the guidance of  Múinteoir Ní Dhubhthaigh and Múinteoir Mhic Gabhann participated in Science Blast in the RDS on Thursday 5th March. Gaelscoileanna from all over the country were in attendance on this date. ESB Science Blast empowers children to discover the science behind a question that interests them.

The  question the class  investigated was -  ‘Can a toy car made out of plastic or wood can be moved by a magnet?’  The children themselves came up with this scientific question and through questioning, collaboration, critical thinking and testing they worked hard to find the answer to this question.

An Múinteoir Emer Nic Chonchradha’s cells!

Ols friends : An Múinteoir Ní Mhuireasa & An Múinteoir Máirín Ní Dhubhthaigh with

an Múinteoir Aoife Ní Chearnaigh (now in Dunboyne, Co. Meath) & an Múinteoir Múinteoir Oisín Mac Muiris (now in Ballincollig, Co. Cork)