Global Goals- Climate Action

Climate change is a real threat to our entire planet. 

Did you know that the world’s climate is changing? Many human activities like driving cars, running factories, and generating energy release gases into our atmosphere. Because these gases trap heat from the sun close to the earth, this is causing our planet to warm!

The effects are already visible and will be catastrophic unless we act now. Through education, dedication and and making lifestyle changes, we can make the changes to protect the planet.

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Science week G5

Colour Changing Milk Experiment

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Milk is mainly made of water and the other big ingredient is usually fat (not all milk has the same amount of fat). The dish soap bonds with the fat in the milk. This bond is so strong that the water and food colouring are pushed out. The swirling effect is everything else moving around to make room for the dish soap and fat bond.

 

Making a Paper Clip Float on Water.

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It’s true, paperclips cannot float, but they can appear to float when suspended on the surface tension of water. Surface tension is like a “skin” on the surface of the water where water molecules bond together. With a steady hand, you can get a paperclip to suspend itself on the surface of the water.

Run/Walk Around Europe-Update

Congratulations to the boys of St. Joseph’s who completed the first stage of our Run/Walk around Europe. The boys completed 530KM on Friday which got them to London and a small part of the way towards our next stop which is Lisbon. After Lisbon our next port of call will be Madrid before moving on to Paris.
Also a big well done to Mr. Carberry’s class who completed the most kilomnteres this week. They travelled an impressive 82.6KM. Let’s see if any class can beat that this week!!!

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Maths Table Quiz 3rd/4th

 

The 3rd and 4th classes took part in a table quiz for maths week.

There were some fantastic mathematicians on display and they worked out some very difficult maths problems. Not to mention the boys watching on, that were eager to display their mathematical knowledge.

It was a closely fought contest between all of the teams, but it was the experience of both 4th classes that seen them battle it out to a controversial finish.

After a recount of points it was G5 that were the eventual winners.

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MATHS WEEK!!!

 

 

 

 

G5 solving the Moving Coin Puzzle. These moving coin puzzles were popularised by the great English puzzler Henry Dudeney. They can be played with coins, buttons, counters or any objects that make two distinct sets. The aim of this “E” puzzle (so-called because of its shape) is to reverse the positions of the Green and Red counters in the grid.

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