Science Week 2018

Science week in Largy College took place from Tuesday 13th November 2018 to Friday 16th November 2018 which coincided with National Science Week. There were various activities held by the Science Department both inside and outside of the classroom.

The 1st year students completed a project based on one of the new Junior Cycle Learning Outcomes: ‘Students should be able to design, build and test a device that transforms energy from one form to another in order to perform a function; describe the energy changes and ways of improving efficiency’. The projects were of an excellent standard and the winners from each class and overall winners were presented with their trophies. There was also a quiz for 1st years with prizes for those students who came first and second.

    

The 2nd year students completed a project based on one of the new Junior Cycle Learning Outcomes also: ‘Students should be able to develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe predictable phenomena observable on Earth, including seasons, lunar phases, and eclipses of the sun and moon’. The projects were of an excellent standard and the winners from each class and overall winners were presented with their trophies. All of the winning projects were put on display for the week in the school. There was also a quiz for the 2nd years with prizes for those students who came first and second. Some of the 2nd year students took part in a Science week debate and the motion was ‘Space exploration should be government policy globally’. 2nd years also enjoyed a trip to see ‘First Man’ in the cinema based on the story of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon which is currently being covered in class with 2nd years. Overall it was a busy week but it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.