This a 14 week term commencing on the week of the 9th of Sept and finishing on the 16th of Dec.
Venue: Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge
14:40 – 15:40 1st-4th Class
(will collect from Scoil Thomais & open to the public)
This term we are going to introduce the children to zoology and then space science.
In zoology the children will do an observation of a live animal, investigate birds and their beaks, dissect a chicken wing (for health and safety reasons it will be cooked in advance ) and a number of experiments relating to bees.
In space Science they will learn about the relative size of the planets and the relative distances between them. We will study the moon, its orbit, its effect on the tides. We will make space food. We will consider the challenges for colonising Mars and see if we can grow plants in a carbon dioxide environment.
Sept 9, 16, 23, 30,
Oct 7, 14, 21,
Nov 4, 11, 18, 25,
Dec 2, 9, 16.