Table 1 had the task of creating a simple motor _ They followed every step but the motor did not work. That team have to go back to the drawing board to find out WHY?
Table 2 were looking at Renewable and Non Renewable sources of energy _ They took a pinwheel and used wind to make it move. Then they went to gather coins spread throughout the room. The more they went to look for coins the less was there to be found. Renewable energy like wind can be used again and again. Whereas Non-Renewable energy like coal, peat and oil are diminishing in supply all the time. As Global Citizens we need to come up with ways of using more and more Renewable Energy.
Table 3 examined different products to determine their effectiveness as Insulator _ With three different Insulators wrapped around the mugs the group had a fourth mug without any insulation. This acted as the control. They placed a thermometer in each mug. Then Teacher poured the same quantity of hot water into each mug. The group tracked the temperature of each mug at intervals of five minutes. They found that the Bubble Paper was the best overall insulator.
Table 4 used up the left over lemons from Pancake Day to create electric energy - A lemon with two slits and a €2 coin wedged into each slit. A wire was put down into the slit. All the team waited to get a shock but NO ACTION. Sean was thinking scientifically and he trim the edge of the wire insulator and replaced the wires in the slit. RESULT - Everybody could feel the tingling sensation of the electricity. Well Done Sean!!
Table 5 made their own flying rocket using simply AIR - Elise and her team set up a landing strip for their balloon rocket to take off. They had a quick result and deduced that the shape of the balloon had a link to how fast the rocket flew across the strip.
We'll be back again for more exciting science.