ESB Science Blast

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Last Wednesday 5th and 6th class went to the ESB Science Blast in the RDS with science investigations completed in class.

5th class investigated which drink was most harmful to your teeth?                                  6th class investigated what chocolate melts fastest?

5th class used eggshells as the material to test the drinks on. They found out that ribena is by far the worst not only did it stain the outside of the shell but also stained the inside. Coke is also very bad and fresh orange juice is quite bad due its natural acidity. Sugar free drinks are quite harmful as well even though you wouldn’t think so. Water and Milk are the best for your teeth but I think we all knew that already.

6th class looked at milk chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolate. They melted them in hot water and found out that dark chocolate melts the fastest.

It was a fantastic day and the judges were so impressed with both investigations. Let’s hope we have some budding future scientists in the 5th and 6th class.

Non-uniform and crazy hair day

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This Friday the 15th there is a non-uniform day and you can also have crazy hair. If you want to take part bring in 2 euros and give it to your school councilor or teacher. The school Council hope that with the money raised we can start to make some great decisions for the school and get resources we need.

Tasmanian Devil Adopted

During the month of January 5th class were learning all about Australia. Over 4 weeks so much happened Aboriginal art was made, boomerangs were designed and Australian damper bread was baked just to name a few things. The best thing of all was that 5th class could include the whole school in part of the Australia topic and raise money for the endangered Tasmanian Devil.

I am so happy to say that Georges Hill has now donated money to The World Wildlife Fund and officially adopted a Tasmanian devil. Money raised will go towards helping keep Tasmanian devils alive. So a big thank you for supporting 5th classes fundraiser.