STEM 

 

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and maths. These four fields share an emphasis on innovation, problem-solving, and critical thinking.  We encourage active learning and teamwork in Liscarroll NS and STEM hour is always very popular with our students.




(2023/24) Theme 2:  Human

Our STEM theme for 3rd - 6th classes for November/December 2023 is 'Human'.

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Science:  Design and make a life size model of the digestive system (alimentary canal).

Technology:  Create a Google Doc or a Google slides presentation on modern inventions.

Engineering: Make a robotic hand using materials supplied and following instructions given.

Maths: Investigate Vitruvian man measurements

Click on the photos to see more pictures of our pupils in action in STEM class.

(2023/24) Theme 1:  Space

Our theme for October/November 2023 is 'SPACE'.  3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th classes were busy at each station.

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Science:  Egg drop Challenge to defy gravity

Technology:  Creating a video advertisement for a trip to space using the green screen

Engineering:  Creating a balloon powered moon buggy 

Maths:  Estimating & measuring the diameter of craters and the weight of objects on earth & in space.

There was a lot of discussion, investigating, predicting, planning, sketching, designing, changing the design, trials, noise and most important, smiling children to be seen in our school hall today during STEM hour.  


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5th & 6th STEM.MOV

5th & 6th Class Stem Video

3rd & 4th STEM.mov

3rd & 4th Class Stem Video