Science

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.

VOTE for The Aquachargers - People's Choice Awards 2017

VOTE THE AQUACHARGERSYoung Environmentalists 2017 FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017!!

Visit The Aquachargers website for more details...

PeoplesChoiceAwards

The Aquachargers TY group have made it to the final round of the Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Awards 2017. The group are - Eimear Smith, Rachel Devlin, Brigid Doherty, Danielle Houghton, Caiti Farren and Katie Dury..."Our group decided to build a small, easy-made hyrdo-electric generator that would be capable of charging a phone. For the generators we used water that was already available to us (like rain water or water from streams) and produced energy using a water wheel. Our creation was demonstarted to pupils in our school and other schools in the area to show how easy it is to create renewable energy for under €25!"

The group are calling on the support of the public to vote for their project for the 'People’s Choice Award 2017', an award decided by online public poll. Voting is open from 2nd until 15th of May on www.ecounesco.ie and the winner will be announced at the Final. The ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards is Ireland’s biggest all-island celebration of youth ECO-Action. Since 1999, the ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards has recognised and rewarded the environmental actions of thousands of young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who are working to protect, conserve and enhance our environment through local environmental action projects, making a difference to their lives and the lives of others locally and globally.