Science Week in St Kevin’s College
This year there were a number of external trips for the junior and senior cycle students for Science week (held from the 8th to the 15th of November).
On Monday the daily screenings of the Science of the Simpsons began at 1.15 in Lab 1. Junior cycle students were laughing and learning about the effects of gravity, friction, dimensional travel, radiation and nutrition with Homer and the gang.
On Tuesday a lucky group of 1st and 2nd students walked to DCU to attend a talk on the Science of Dragons with Science Sue. They learnt about aerodynamics, thermodynamics, properties of gases and the law of conservation! Of course it was all about the flame and the fangs.
On Thursday there were 3 trips from the school for 3rd, 5th and 6th year students. 5th and 6th year students ventured into DIT Kevin’s Street to attend lectures on the Human genome and the Chemistry of Vampires. A small group of 3rd year students were selected to attend a talk from ESA Astronaut Paulo Nespoli in DCU, who has proven that through commitment, dedication and hard work that all hopes and dreams are possible.
The closing of Science week was celebrated by the annual physics event “Paper aeroplane engineering, construction and distance challenge”. Unfortunately Mr McCarthy was unable to defend his title and TY students Cuinn Maguire and Cormac Greene were hailed as the winners for 2015.
Thanks to all teachers and students helped make this an eventful Science week in St Kevin’s.