With the help of an adult why not try making your own bird box or bug hotel.
If you get a chance why not explore your local area with a parent and see what you can find......here's a few tips from Ira and I below.
Energy & Forces
This week we are going to explore the topics of 'Gravity' and 'Air Resistance'.
Watch the Video below 'Defining Gravity' and 'Danger!Falling Objects', watch Felix Baumgartner Sky Dive from Space and make your very own 'Lego man Parachute'. (If you don't have a Lego man you can make a cardboard man etc.)
Here are some questions to investigate:
• Which shape of parachute gives the slowest fall to a Lego Man? Round? Square? Rectangular? Big? Small? Hole? No hole?
• What material makes a parachute that gives the slowest fall to a Lego man?
We are almost there!!
Geronimo The Giant
Monday 27th - Friday 31st
Over the Easter break our eggs arrived!! The following videos will show you how our incubator was set up and how to care for the eggs. As they have been incubating for about two weeks later in the week I will be uploading a video to show how to test to see if the eggs have live chicks in them.
We have four different breeds in our Incubator. They are as follows:
French Copper Maran a dark brown egg.
Cream Legbar a sky blue egg.
Bluebell a cream/white egg.
Light Sussex a light brown egg.
You can pick a breed to find out some more information about them, maybe where they originate from, their colour, size.
Try drawing one you like or design a new breed, with colours you'd like.
It Just so happens that our goose is hatching at the minute as well. Here is a picture of her with the Gander and her nest of eggs.
Have a great Easter Gang, hope ye get lot's of eggs, hopefully with no surprises...unlike the egg i got in the video below.
Did you know that there are about 7,500 different species of trees in Ireland? Not all of these are native. A native tree is one that has not been introduced by man, but that grows naturally in an area.Native trees started to grow in Ireland after the last Ice Age, about 15,000 years ago.
The video below gives a short insight into the two types, coniferous/ evergreen and deciduous trees. Explore the following link http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/5th-+-6th-class/5th-+-6th-class-environme/leafy-lovelies/trees/ to learn about our own native trees. See which ones you can identify out your window...not too easy without their leaves!
You can also tell the age of trees by counting their annual rings (this also shows how much they've grown each year)! Look at the word document below, how old is it? Why not check the age of some around your house, look at logs for the fire or dead branches on the ground, LEAVE THE CHAINSAWS IN THE SHED!
Today I'd like you to meet Judy and Jimeen