Crumlin National School

Ballyglunin, Tuam

Archive for March, 2018

The Water Cycle

2nd Class have being studying the four stages of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection.

This experiment shows the four steps. We placed boiling water in the bowl and covered the bowl with cling film. We placed an ice pack on top of the cling film and left it for a few minutes. Later, droplets (condensation) had formed where the hot vapour (evaporation) had met the cold surface. Eventually the droplets became too large and dropped back in to the water below (precipitation & collection).

Hearing and Seeing Sound

This week 3rd Class were learning all about sound. They carried out an experiment where they could hear and see sound. First, the children banged the wooden spoon off a baking tin. The sound wave vibrations caused the rice to jump allowing the pupils to see sound also.

Spring Planting

This week we planted some chive and lettuce seeds. When they get bigger and when the weather is warmer, we will transplant them to our raised beds.

Looking after the Birds

Here are some of our students keeping our bird feeder topped up during the colder months.