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RTE’s Gerry Murphy Visited Our School

RTE’s Gerry Murphy Visited Our Sch...

Gerry Murphy, RTE meteorologist, came into our school on the 19th of June 2017 to see the 6th class projects based on the school’s Raspberry Pi Weather station. Ms. Ryan’s class made an information board about the weather station. This had information like the green house effect, clouds, weather balloons and lots more. Some other students from Mr. Maguire’s class were there too. We had lots of questions for Gerry Murphy. We asked him what sort of equations do meteorologists use to predict the weather, what does it take to become a meteorologist, why does...
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Our Weather Station News 05/05/2017

Our Weather Station News 05/05/2017

Our class has been doing a project on the weather in Ireland. We studied different types of clouds and what they are made from. We looked at temperature and the various instruments used to measure temperature. We studied the difference between weather and climate. The weather describes the state of the atmosphere above us at any given time. Climate describes the long term variations of the atmosphere. In Ireland, we have a mild, moist and unpredictable! We learned that there are 2 radars in Ireland, in Dublin and Shannon. These send out pulses and measures precipitation...
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Help My Kid Learn – March ’17

Help My Kid Learn – March ’1...

  March 2017 Ideas  St. Patrick’s Day is on the way – enjoy these themed and other learning activities.   Here’s a catchy video called “Driving My Tractor“.  Your baby or toddler will be hearing numbers, colours, and lots of new words while enjoying a cuddle on your lap. The legend of St. Patrick tells us that he got rid of all the snakes from Ireland. To celebrate this story, why not make a St. Patrick’s Day snake with your little one. Find out why the game of peek-a-boo is such an enduring favourite...
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Raspberry Pi Weather Station – Part 2

Raspberry Pi Weather Station – Par...

We promised you an update on our progress so here it is! After many weeks of hard work, some setbacks and challenges and a lot of learning, we now have a fully functioning weather station up and running in our school! We have programmed the raspberry pi software to take lots of different weather measurements. The station has a lot of different sensors to help us record this data: Sensor Name Purpose Rain gauge Measures the volume of rain falling in millimetres Anemometer Measures the wind speed in kilometres per hour Weathervane Measures the wind direction...
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Knitting

Knitting

Knitting! Tessa, Rita and Caroline taught a group from 6th class to knit. Georgia, Lucy, David, Kori and Kacey knitted for about 6 weeks. We all had a choice to pick between a Teddy Bear or a humpty dumpty teddy. Kori made a humpty Dumpty teddy bear. Georgia, Lucy, David and Kacey made teddy bears. We all got to pick our own colours of wool to knit with. We all started to knit the stomach, then we knitted the arms, the legs and finally the ears. Then Rita and Tessa brought our teddy bears home and sowed them together and stuffed them. After weeks of hard work and giggles...