Have you ever wondered Where life comes from? or How is energy made? or What chemicals do we mix together to get the BEST and most COLOURFUL EXPLOSION? or If you just Love Science or you are curious to find out more it, then our Science Club is for you! Our Science Club takes place every Tuesday afternoon between 13: 40 and 14:15 in the Science Laboratory in Colaiste Chu Chulainn.
The Science Club is an extra-curricular club offering students a wide variety of opportunities to explore all aspects of Science with hands on activities and collarboration with peers while gaining valuable knowledge on research techniques, in a fun environment. It is a club that opens its doors to everyone and offers students the opportunity to view Science in another light to what they experience in the Classroom.
Our very first Science club met in Colaiste Chu Chulainn on Tuesday, the 20th of January 2015. The Club welcomed many of the budding young Scientists in the school to discuss the fun aspects of Science, while partaking in a Colourful Explosion Experiment. Students gained an insight into the concept of the of Chemical Polarity, a topic that was not covered on their syllabus this year. Enthusiastic minds explored this idea through hands on experimentation with milk, food colouring and Fairy liquid!!! A group discussion helped student's gain an understanding of the concept of polarity. The practical applications of this theory (e.g. Soap/ Fairy liquid being bi-polar to help dissolve both fats - non-polar and water - polar to help clean dishes) were also presented to students to show them how Science has a direct impact on them. Most importantly, students had fun whilst gaining a better understanding of a concept they would not have encountered in Science class.
Looking into the future!!
Organising field trips and educational tours to Science Galleries and Exhibitions feature highly on our future club plans. We also endeavour to have our talented Scientists' Projects represented at many Science Competitions like Scifest and the BT Yound Scientist Exhibition.
Venue: The Science Laboratory, Colaiste Chu Chulainn
Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 13:40 - 14:15
Teacher: Andrea Mc Gahon