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Space Week 2017 was out of this world!

Pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed Space Week 2017 at Edmondstown NS! Ms. Wallnutt’s Junior and Senior Infant Class created a wonderful rocket display while Ms. Cooney’s Third and Fourth Class designed an amazing solar system.

As part of our participation in the national Space Week 2017 programme, Edmondstown NS also received a unique image of the moon from Blackrock Castle Observatory!

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3rd and 4th class explore space!

Pupils in Ms. Cooney’s 3rd and 4th class used school ICT to research information for projects on the planets in our solar system as part of Space Week 2017!

To infinity and beyond! Space Week 2017 begins!

Space Week 2017 has kicked off at Edmondstown NS! 5th and 6th class began by learning some key facts about the planets in the Milky Way. Pupils learned about the relative volumes of each planet and used fruit to compare them. We used DK Findout on our school laptops for research.

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We also learned about the effects of space travel on astronauts’ bodies. Check out this link below for yourself at home for more information!

Check out @SpaceWeekIRL on Twitter to follow more activities nationwide!

A deer visits Edmondstown NS!

Ms. Wallnutt’s Infant classroom was pleasantly surprised to spot a visitor at the fence!

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Nature tables throughout the school

Ms. Collins and Ms. Cooney’s classes have been busy walking around our beautiful school grounds to observe autumnal scenes. They have collected some wonderful items for their classes nature tables and sacred spaces in their classrooms.

Mixing liquids in 3rd and 4th class

Ms. Cooney’s class have been learning about the different densities of various liquids. To test this, they mixed oil and water in a jar and observed the separation of these liquids.

Exploring how plants drink in 1st and 2nd Class

Ms. Collins’ 1st and 2nd Class recently conducted a science experiment to explore how water travels up plants. Using celery stalks in jars of water mixed with food dye they were able to observe this phenomenon very clearly!

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