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.
This year has been a busy one 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.
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.
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.
During Science Week our students were invited to solve some science problems which were posted around the school. Check the quiz out below.
And below are the winners of the quiz.
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.
In January the Leaving Cert Chemistry students went to NUI Maynooth to do their Leaving Cert experiments in the University Laboratories.