We have had some extremely exciting events in STEM Club. The past three weeks have been run by our Sixth Years…
It began with a spectacular ‘Biology Bonanza’, held by Sibéal O’Briain. On the morning, we transformed the Green Lab into a real life operating room. We had to ‘scrub up’ in order to perform dissections on a frog and various hearts and kidneys. It was great fun, and everybody enjoyed poking around the different parts of the dissections. Our Bonanza showcased all the intriguing aspects of Biology, which were very appealing to the younger years!
In our ‘Physics Phiesta’, co-ordinated by Tanya Suhinthan, we experimented with extreme physics. We had heat sensitive slime which changed colour in our own hands! We also had a liquid rainbow made from colourful sugar solutions, which the students used to design their own rainbow! Next there were mysterious magnets which moved all by themselves. Overall, the Phiesta was a great success and demonstrated just how exciting Physics can be!
Our Last STEM Club activity was our Chemistry Carnival run by Roisín McGrath. The carnival was filled with exciting experiments, which evoked thrill throughout everybody. We began with Elephant’s Toothpaste, an experiment that produces masses of foam, resembling an Elephant’s toothpaste tube being squeezed. Next we had a solution with went three different colours in a space of just two minutes. We also set fire to methane bubbles on Roisín’s hand, which was thrilling to watch. We had such a fantastic time experiment with fire, colours and various chemicals!
Our last three Stem Clubs were extremely enjoyable and we thoroughly enjoyed getting involved! We hope that everybody will come along in September and we encourage everyone to take part even for those that don’t take the sciences, STEM can be new and exciting.