Students throughout the school have been very busy over the last while working on their STEM Fair projects. This year saw the return of the Fair to the school hall where each class set up their own stand and displayed their projects for others to see. This year the theme of our projects was ‘biomimicry’, the area of science and engineering where humans take inspiration from nature to solve problems in our world. Our projects ranged from the Junior Infant investigations into how manned flight takes inspiration from bird flight to 4th class’s work on a variety of biomimicry ideas and the colour blue in nature. 5th Class looked into how we can seek help from nature to solve the many problems in our transport world while 6th Class developed nature-inspired inventions to present and pitch to the school Dragons’ Den! 3rd Class did a wonderful investigation of Galapagos Marine Iguanas and how different colours affect temperature and in senior infants, the children created superheroes with powers adapted from living things. We learned from 1st Class how ants are experts at teamwork and 2nd Class showed us how nature can inspire us to better waterproof our clothing and shoes. Our friends in Coisceim shared their wonderful projects on Mickey Mouse, plant, duck and butterfly life-cycles and windmills.
The work and effort on display was amazing and clearly an indication that many of our students will go on to become the scientists, techies, engineers and mathematicians of the future. Well done everyone!