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Science Week 2020 - Experiments at Home

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Lava Lamp, Rubber Egg and Fun with Density were the messy experiments the first year students attempted at home. The winners of the canteen vouchers were Alex Butler, Soleil Crumlish, Casey-Lee Diver, Niamh Donaghy, Bethany Donagan, Isobella Marsh, Rio McDaid and Sophia McDermott.

The second year experiments were mostly edible as they made Sherbet and Honeycomb. When bicarbonate of soda is added to the honeycomb mixture, it breaks down with heat to release carbon dioxide gas. The gas causes the sugar and syrup mixture to froth and bubble. The bubbles become trapped in the mixture where they set as the mixture cools. Winners were Naoise Clifton, Clara Doherty, Sarah McDaid, Luke McLaughlin and Lauren Porter.

Third years boiled red cabbage and used the juice to test the acidity and alkalinity of household substances they could find at home, as well as using fizzy tablets to demonstrate rates of at which a reaction takes place when the temperature is changed. Winners of the canteen vouchers were Ailish Doherty, Lily McElvaney and Eimear Spratt.

Well done to everyone who took part in these experiments. - Mrs Gilmore

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.

Ms. Gilmore, who organised the 'Experiments @ Home' initiative was very impressed with the results, which can be see in the above photo album (Caution: Lava!) Canteen vouchers on their way to participants. Well done to all.

Poster 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.

College Awareness Week 2020 Launch

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23 Nov 2020 - Student Council member and Sixth Year, Katelyn McDaid had the significant job on Monday of chairing the student-centred nationwide launch of 'College Awareness Week 2020'. Katelyn interviewed Prof. Luke O'Neill (TCD), and also introduced Minister Simon Harris as part of the online event. It can't go without a mention that Minister Harris essentially offered Katelyn a job in the Civil Service! Well done to Katelyn on a superb day's work.

Click the image above to watch a snippet of the interviews.

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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.