2013 Intel Mini-
Here is a little flavour of all the science explorations that have have taken place over the past few weeks in our school. Well done to everybody who took part. Once again the feedback is that this event provides an opportunity for wonderful academic and social development. Congratulations to the 'Wind Turbines' and 'Gravity' groups who were selected as the top projects. The 'Wind Turbine' group will represent Sallins National School at the next level of Intel Mini-
Here are some reports from our young scientists! Enjoy!!
On Wednesday, the 20 th of November, the judges came to look at all of our projects. Three of the sixth classes and one of the fourth classes took part. A wind turbine project came first place and second place went to fourth class for a Gravity project. We all learned a lot and enjoyed taking part in these science investigations. We all hope the judges, parents and students enjoyed looking at our project as we put a lot of work and effort into them.:)
The Mini Scientist was a great experience and we had a lot of fun. We all worked very hard and we enjoyed it. We learned during the Mini Scientist that you shouldn’t leave things to the last minute and if you’re working in a group on anything team work is very important! On Wednesday the judges came and we were all very excited but a small bit nervous. On Thursday all the other classes in the school came to see our projects. We had so much fun preparing and presenting our projects and we won’t forget the time we were in the Mini Scientist.
By Kevin and Conor, Dominik & Matthew
The Mini Scientist
‘The Mini Scientist’ competition took place on Wednesday the 20 th of November 2013. Judges came in from ‘Intel’ to judge the three 6 th classes and the one 4 th class’ science projects. There were four judges. We were both excited and a tiny bit nervous at the same time. The judges were very nice and were interested in all the projects. The next day, kids from 1 st class to 5 th class came to see the projects. At around 1:30 pm, parents came in to see the projects. They stayed until around five to three. The parents left comments and looked at all the projects in the hall. It was a really good experience.
By Anton and Adam
On Wednesday, the judges came to look at our experiments. We were all very anxious and nervous. Our experiment was called ’’What is the most egg-
When we go into secondary school at least we will know what to do, all because of the “Mini Scientist”. On Thursday, the parents, teachers and pupils came to look at our experiments. They all seemed very impressed. It was really fun presenting our experiments. This is a life lesson we will never forget.
By Niamh and Hannah 6th class
The Intel Mini Scientist competition took place in our school on 20 th–21 st of November. Each 6 th class and Ms. Kelly’s 4 th class entered with many different projects.
On Wednesday the 20 th four judges came from Intel. They judged each project fairly and left comments in our books. They announced the winners during lunch. The winners were ‘Wind Turbine Designs’ from Ms. Carroll’s 6 th class. This project will go to the regional finals at Intel in December.
On Thursday 21 st the school came to see our projects. Everyone really enjoyed seeing all the different projects. The school was finished looking at the projects at lunchtime. Then it was time for our parents to come. Our parents were very proud of our work and wrote great comments in our books.
We had a great experience and learned lots. It didn’t even bother us that we didn’t win because we had great fun.
By Lucy, Alanagh, Cían, Patrick & Cormac
6 th class
The mini scientist is a competition that Intel run for primary schools. It was held in the school hall. Our school entered our investigation into the competition. On Wednesday the 20 th of November the judges came. After they judged everyones investigation and then they announced the winner Wind Turbine Design. The next day the school and parents came to see the investigations. It was a great experience for all.
By Emmett, Josh, Ciarán & Michael 6th class
The mini scientist was a great experience. It taught us about working together and not leaving things to the last minute. There were lots of good experiments to look at and to learn from. When the judges came they were very nice and didn’t make us feel nervous. We got lots of positive comments from all the pupils, teachers, parents and judges. It was great to be able to explain our experiments to everyone and the teachers were very helpful and helped us along the way.
When our parents came they all seemed really interested and enjoyed the experiments. We are glad we have done the mini scientist because it definitely prepared us for secondary school. We all really enjoyed the mini scientist experience.
By Grace & Casey 6th class
The Mini Scientist competition took place on Wednesday 20 th of November 2013. The judges came in from Intel to judge the three 6 th classes and one 4 th class science projects. There were 4four judges. We were both excited and nervous at the same time. The judges were very nice and interested in all of the projects. The next day the children from 1 st class to 5 th class came to see the projects. At about half past one parents came in to see the investigations. They stayed until five to three. We really enjoyed the Mini Scientist experience!
By Eilish ,Emily, Jade , Emma , Anton , Adam & Kyle. 6 th class
For all you enthusiastic scientists, Dr. Siobhán Kehoe, one of our visiting judges, invites you to visit her science blog at www.juniorscienceblog.com to "keep all of you really busy at home and to open your eyes to some really cooooooooooool science".