Science

ECO UNESCO / SciFest

Young Environmentalist CCS 2

PHOTO ALBUM - ECO UNESCO / SciFest

Congratulations and best of luck to Joseph Farren, Paul Shields & Fionn Bowyer who are through to the ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Final in Dublin, 22nd May. Their project is entitled "Bee Good". "Flower Power" made it to the ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards semi-final.

CCS also had success to celebrate at SciFest 2018 in LYIT. Holly McLaughlin & Molly Gorman won the "Junior Life Science Award" with a project entitled "Is Sharing Really Caring?" Aine Monagle, Grainne Monagle & Amy McGonigle won the "Intel Award" for their project "Fruit of the Future."

The Physics of Hobbies (James Soper)

James Sope rCCS

James Soper, internationally renowned science presenter, ex-professional circus performer and Guinness World Record holding juggler, performs this fast-paced and interactive show especially written for 14-16 year olds and the Tyndall Lectures.

In the show, James will challenge and inspire the audience to look at their passions and hobbies and see that the physics behind their hobbies is the same physics that drives our modern world and could be their passport to rewarding future careers.

Combining live physics demonstrations together with a multimedia presentation and lots of engaging audience inspiration, this show is guaranteed to have your students thinking and talking long into the future.

Pupils Get a Kick out of Science Roadshow

Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland Roadshow photo album

A Science Foundation Ireland Roadshow took place in the Aras on Wednesday, 15th November. Students undertook a range of fun and interactive physical activities. A competition soon developed to find out who could kick the ball the fastest! Mr Bogan was in the lead with 50 miles per hour...until...Cian Burke recorded 57 miles per hour! Mr Halvin and Mr Doherty have asked for their score not to be recorded online. 

Students completed the following tasks using their understanding of how key scientific principles relate to physical activity: A sensor timing gate ten meter sprint challenge investigating speed and acceleration; an inflatable distance cage assessing kicking speed in miles per hour; a vertical jump challenge investigating explosive power and hang time in the air. Students learned about the links between scientific theory and practical applications through the sports experiments.

Learning Can Be Fun at W5

Climb IT CCS

A group of 2nd & 3rd year trip students went to W5 Science Museum Belfast on Tuesday, 7th November. The students enjoyed a technology trial workshop which involved building and testing a race car. Followed by a chance to try out their climbing skills on Climb IT. A fun day was had by all!

Geoffrey the Tortoise on Tour!

Geoffrey Tortoise Photoshoot

Geoffrey the Tortoise Official Photoshoot

Geoffrey the Tortoise had a fantastic summer visiting many locations around Inishowen. Over the summer months he has grown considerably, weighing-in at an impressive 80 grams! Geoffrey is available to meet any new First Years at lunchtime on Tuesdays in Room 317. The little guy has really come out of his shell these past few months...Thanks to Mrs Marie T. Doherty for the close-up!

SciFest 2017 - Powerful Performance by CCS

SciFest 2017Scifest 2017 Sally McKenna

SciFest 2017 photo album

SciFest 2017 took place in LYIT on 12th May. Sally McKenna won "Newstalk Best Communicator" along with "Abbott Runner Up Best Project'. 'The Aquachargers' won the SEAI "Sustainable Energy Award". Brigid Doherty won headphones for asking the most interesting question!The Aquachargers decided to build a small, easily made hydro-electric generator that would be capable of charging a phone. For the generators, the pupils used water the was already available (including rain water and water from streams) to produce energy using a water wheel. The creation was presented to pupils in CCS and other schools in the area to show how easy it is to create renewable energy for less than €25.