We did lots of experiments today to celebrate science week.
We put an egg into vinegar to see what would happen to it. We know that vinegar is an acid, so we made some predictions. We’ll check on the egg every day to see if it is changing.
We put hot water on a circle of ‘Skittles’ sweets, it created a rainbow of colour.
We put food dye onto a plate milk. Then we added a drop of soap. The soap breaks down the fat in the milk, causing the colours to swirl and mix.
We put raisins into fizzy lemonade. The raisins initally sank and then they rose again (as the bubbles attached onto them) then they sink again (when the bubbles burst). We called this experiment, ‘Dancing Raisins’.
We had a visit on Friday from Eimer. She is a marine biologist. She works with sharks and seahorses. We learned a lot about sharks and we got the chance to handle some artifacts. Click on the link to see some pictures.
Last week in school we noticed a little Hedgehog wandering around near our classroom. We became concerned because hedgehogs only come out at night as they are nocturnal creatures. We did some research online and found that they might come out during the day because they are sick, looking for somwhere to hibernate or looking for their mother and family.
On Friday afternoon, Ms Ferguson with the help of her class and Ms Hegarty got the Hedgehog into a box (ventilated box) and brought “Harry the Hedgehog” to Shenick Veterinary Clinic in Skerries where he was looked after by Sonya the Vet and her team. Sonya looked after Harry over the weekend, she ran tests, xrayed him and fed him lots.
This morning Sonya the Vet called Ms Ferguson to say he needed to gain more weight before hibernating so Harry will be staying with Yvonne in the Hedgehog Rescue Centre Dublin.