SFI Discover Science & Maths Award

Welcome to our SFI Discover Science & Maths Award page!
We were awarded the Plaque of STEM Excellence in June 2018.
Below are links to some of the wonderful STEM activities we do each year in Carrig National School.  

STEP 1: SCIENCE

6 hands-on science investigations

Living Things:

5th Class: The Big Grow Project

Energy and forces:

Senior Infants: Learning about sound

Materials:

6th Class: Acids and Bases

4th Class: Cross-curricular Polar Regions Project

1st Class: Science Eggsperiment!

Environmental Awareness and Care:

3rd Class: Design & Make bird feeders from recycled materials

 

Host a Space Week event in 2017:

Space Week in 4th & 5th

Host a Science Week event in 2017:

Science Week in 4th Class

Science Week in 5th Class

 

Invite a science speaker to our school:

Guest Speaker Lulu Bergin, speaking about the life-cycle of ducks

 

STEP 2: TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

2 or more examples of the children using ICT

Safer Internet Day workshops in 4th, 5th & 6th

Hour of Code in 5th Class

6th Class Coding with Scratch

PowerPoint presentations in 5th Class

 

STEP 3: ENGINEERING

2 or more examples of the children investigating engineering in class or in the local area

Engineers Week in 4th Class

Designing and Making Marble Runs in 5th Class

STEM Show

 

STEP 4: MATHS

2 or more examples of the children using their maths skills as part of their science work

6th Class Weather Experiments

Khan Academy in 5th Class

4th Class Maths Trail

Junior Infants Maths Trail

 

STEP 5: STEM SHOW AND TELL

Take part in a science fair where the children can present and discuss their work & Show evidence of the children presenting their science work to other classes in the school, to parents and to the wider community

6th Class: Intel Mini Scientist Competition

5th Class: International STEM Project