Science

Science Week 2020 - Poster Competition Winners

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The week beginning the 9th of November, students celebrated Science Week 2020 at Carndonagh CS. Students had the opportunity this year to try out some science experiments from home. A special thanks to Ms J. Doherty for organising a lunchtime workshop where several students got the opportunity to create their very own acrobatic clowns and balancing butterflies. As always, thanks to the Art Department for judging the entries.

Mr Curran organised a Covid-19 crisis poster competition. We had several high-quality entries; it's clear to see there are some very talented students in CCS.

Competition winners:

1st Place - Megan McLaughlin 3B – Titled: Not all heroes wear capes

2nd Place - Daríona Gillen 5F – Titled: Impact of Covid

Joint 3rd Place - Naomi Harkin 3B – Titled: Wear a Mask

Joint 3rd Place - Líoda Quigley-Burns 1G – Titled: Wash your hands

Well done to all competition winners. Don’t forget to collect your prize from Anne in the Office.

Science Week 2020 - Balancing Butterflies

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Well done to Alex Butler 1A, Soleil Crumlish 1A and Bethany Donegan 1A who took part in making their 'balancing butterfly'. Also well done to Mark McDaid 1G who has his finished product coloured and displayed at home.

Great work everyone!!

Thanks to Mrs Joanne Doherty for setting up the lunchtime activity during Science Week 2020.

Space Dome Lands at CCS

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Tuesday, 21st January marked the touchdown of the Exploration Dome at Carndonagh CS. Presenter Martin explained Galileo’s findings and his invention of the telescope. He also described the difference between an asteroid and a comet. Students were challenged on their knowledge of why Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet. A video called ‘Dynamic Earth – Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine’ directed by Liam Neeson was shown, explaining the harmful effects of pollution on our Earth’s life support system, global climate and what ruined our sister planet Venus. That was followed by a dive below the ocean surface into a swarm of microscopic organisms that hold the key to our climate: Diatoms, Radiolarians, copepods and colourful octopus larvae, before rubbing shoulders with an enormous Humpback Whale displayed on the 360° screen. It was an afternoon enjoyed by all. Thanks to Mr. Curran in the Science Dept. for organising the event.