Sciences

 

Sligo Grammar School offers Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Agricultural Science to Leaving Cert higher level. We also offer Applied Maths which many students feel complements their studies in physics.

The Science Department have started posting their Science Quizzes this month. Have a look at  this one...

NAME THAT SCIENTIST!


AND ANOTHER ONE FROM EARLIER IN THE TERM....

My rings tell such a story
Of years past with gracious glory
Where I live is where I stay
From that spot I cannot stray
From my home man takes me
So they can erect another home, you see
Many others bore into my sides
These things that crawl and things that glide
I weep with beauty or stand with grace
Every year I shed myself to nourish my place

What am I?

And the answer is....

 I am a tree.

My rings are produced every year, just one, and how large it is tells a story of how that particular year was. Where I grow is where I stay, as I cannot pick up and move.Men cut me down to make their own homes, and creatures such as birds and squirrels live in me. When I shed my leaves they put nutrients into the ground which keep it fertile.

The Junior science students had a lecture and demonstration about Maritime Ecology. 

THE 2016- 2017 SCIENCE YEAR

 2016 17 was a busy year for our science students. 

Junior Cert students have been busy this year doing a long list of experiments in biology, physics and chemistry. The written reports they do on these experiments will account for 10% of their JC science marks. 

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In the final term our Ty students took part in the SciFest competitions. This competition endeavours to encourage interest in all the sciences as well as in IT and Mathematics. 

There were several groups from SGS taking part and they all found the experience to be very beneficial. Our Science teachers hope to enter SciFest again next year. 

During February Senior students went to Sligo IT to hear about the life and achievements of Irish scientist Robert Boyle. 

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Paddy Bird from 5th Year has done the school proud as a prizewinner in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2017.  In the finals of the competition Paddy emerged with a fantastic third place overall in the senior individual category of his group - the Chemical, Physical and Technology Category. His project was to develop and produce a special filter incorporated with graphene to be used to purify contaminated water. The idea has great potential for use in countries around the world where water contamination is  a serious issue. Paddy is hoping to further develop his idea - and maybe make a real contribution to humanity! Many thanks to Paddy's science teacher,  Ms. Tiernan, for all her help and encouragement.

Resized_20170111_115244 BT Young Scientist and Technology prizewinner, Paddy Bird third place prizewinner

 During Science Week our students were invited to solve some science problems which were posted around the school. Check the quiz out below.

SCIENCE WEEK QUIZ QUESTIONS

SCIENCE WEEK QUIZ ANSWERS

And below are the winners of the quiz.

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Earlier in the term Science students were also winners in the Senior Regional Science Quiz..  Well done to Enola Baravaeva, Jun Sung Jeon and Andrew Wood -Martin   on their award.

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In January the Leaving Cert Chemistry students went to NUI Maynooth to  do their Leaving Cert experiments in the University Laboratories.

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