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.