Intel Mini Scientist 2021
Congratulations to all our pupils who took part in the Intel Mini Scientist Competition this year. Our pupils had a wide variety of projects and experiments ready for inspection. The pupils wre outstanding in presenting their projects and received great praise from the Principal Ciara Úí Mhaidin. Congratulation to Ella Grace whose project went on to respresent the school at the regional finals.
Engineering Week 2022
Engineer's week took place from March 5th to 11th this year. The aim of Steps Engineering Week is to promote an understanding of the work engineers do in the community. Pupils throughout the school took part in designing and making bridges and flood defences, watching steps engineering vidoes and researching the top engineers in Ireland and around the world. Here are some of the bridges fourth class designed and constructed. Thanks to parents with engineering backgrounds who spoke to the pupils about their profession.
Our senior pupils are currently taking part in the Vex robotics project. The pupils get an opportunity to design, build, program and compete with their robot. It was a very exciting adventure whereby the children work in teams. The pupils are divided into the design team, the build team, the PR team, the engineering teamand the programme team. Each group has a specific responsibilty in the project. The pupils are also engaged in a research project and will compete against other teams in the final term.
Engineering Week 2020
Activities for Science Week 2021
Our pupils engaged in my activities in the classroom and virtually during Science Week 2021.
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Discovery Primary Science and Mathematics
Our school has participated in the Discovery Primary Science and Mathematics project since its introduction a number of years ago. Pupils undertake a wide range of science, engineering and maths activities inside and outside their classrooms. We are also involved in a number of initiatives including space week, maths week, science week and engineering week. Since 2016 we have participated in the young scientist exhibition in Mary Immaculate College. We are currently involved on a STEM project called "Stem for all Seasons" working with schools in Greece, Portugal, Gremany and Slovenia.
Space week 2019was celebrated in the school this year with many pupils carrying out research, designing and making models of the solar system. Pupils presented their work in class and at a school assembly. Rockets were launched outdoors with pupils getting more and more adventerous with their creations. Space week was incorporated into art class and SESE lessons during the week.