Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Click here to find out about our project for the RDS Primary Science Fair 2017
Click here to see photos of 3rd and 4th classes experiments for Science Week 2016.
Science Week 2014
Primary Science Fair 2015
5th and 6th class were one of only nine primary schools in Co. Kildare who were accepted to exhibit at the Primary Science exhibition in the RDS Primary Science Fair on January the 9th, 2015. They completed a science project out which tested “How effective is rice in absorbing moisture in damp footwear”. The pupils carried out controlled experiments using a variety of rices. After testing different fabrics for absorbency they made pouches filled with rice to insert into runners to absorb moisture. Their experiments found that Basmati rice was the most absorbent and that it was best to make the pouches with fabric composed of 50% polyester and 50% cotton. The class were fortunate to have expert advice from secondary school science teacher Ms Angela Egan and Dr Oliver Blacque of UCD, as well as their own teacher Ms Paula Radford. Judges at the exhibition were very impressed with their methodology and research.