Welcome to Ballinspittle NS portfolio of science.
We have included a variety of activities from Ballinspittle NS, displaying our pupils’ involvement in Science.
Our Green School Committee
Taking Pride in Ballinspittle's Local Natural Resources with Streamscape.
Here our 3rd class pupils are looking at Friction and how their cars went faster on wood than on carpet!
Here Junior and Senior Infants are Planting Trees
Here is a Nature Trail we did with Senior Infants
We had great fun making volanoes with salt and dough. Afterwards we painted them.
Procedure for Volcano Making
- 10 ml of dish soap
- 100 ml of cold water
- 400 ml of white vinegar
- Food coloring
- Baking soda slurry (fill a cup about ½ with baking soda, then fill the rest of the way with water)
- Combine the vinegar, water, dish soap and 2 drops of food coloring into the empty soda bottle.
- Use a spoon to mix the baking soda slurry until it is all a liquid.
- Eruption time! … Pour the baking soda slurry into the soda bottle quickly and step back!
Human Life- Ball and Socket Experiment- 3rd/4th
Lava Lamp Science Experiment
We had great fun creating our own lava lamps using water, oil, food colouring & alka seltzer! Each child brought home their own lava lamp.
Beach Ecology Study on Garretstown Beach
A wonderful day! See below for photos taken with Mrs Conlon's class and Cork Nature Network.
Tree Trail in Ballinspittle with 5th and 6th - Scroll to right for full presentation
Spooky Halloween Light and Shadows in Junior Infants
Junior lnfants noticed and enjoyed the special effect made by the sun shining on our Hallowe'en decorations and showing their shadows on the window blinds.
Capillary Action with Juniors
This experiment involves placing a celery stalk into water with food colouring in it. After a short while the stalk and leaves shows change of colour as the food colouring moves through the veins of the plant, as would water and minerals in normal course of events.
Rainbow Skittle with Junior Infants
This experiment shows that sugar dissolves when warm water is added to it. It also demonstrates colours mixing to create new colours.
Senior Infants - Experiments
6th on an Autumnal Scavenger Hunt
Pumpkin Science with 6th - A Very Sick Pumpkin
Parachute Experiment- Air Resistance- Scroll to right
Senior Infants and 6th on Nature Trail in Garretstown Woods
Electricity Stay Safe Competition with Ms Lyne
Investigating Heat Energy in Ms Lynes.
Investigating Heat Energy
Ms Lyne's class discovered hotter objects have more energy than cooler ones.
Science in Ms Moloneys First Class
Investigating the Strength of Magnets
Investigating Sounds with Different Materials in the Balloon
Materials - Change in Materials
Materials- Investigating Water Proof Materials- Rang a hAon
Properties and Characteristics of Materials- Investigation Rang a hAon
Here we designed a tea bag and decided on the best materials
Ramps and Investigation of Friction on Different Surfaces
Mixing Materials to Create Halloween Slime
Investigating the best materials to use for building a house for a hamster
We worked out how we could reinforce our houses to make them stronger so they couldn't be blown down. We based our thinking on the story of The 3 Little Pigs and which type of house the wolf could not blow down.