Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Coillte Guest Speaker

As part of the celebrations for Science Week, Kieran Moloney from Coillte visited the TY classes today to give what proved to be a very informative and interesting talk on the work of Coillte. Thanks to Kieran for taking the time out from his busy schedule to visit Magh Ene College. This visit was organised by Ms. Higgins.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Science Week 2016 commences tomorrow Sunday, 13th November. This will be celebrated next week in Magh Ene College with a variety of events including guest speakers, poster competitions, students taking part in the Irish Science Teachers' Association senior Science Quiz and daily Science questions at Tutor class. These will also be posted on this account each day next week to allow all at home to get involved in the celebrations! A full programme of events will also run in the IT Sligo for the duration of the week - these free events are open to all members of the public. http://www.science.ie/events/festivals/SligoFestival
Dr. Sarah Hayes, from the University of Limerick, who was on the Late Late Show last night (11th November) with Daire O'Briain, will visit Magh Ene College at the end of January to deliver the 'Spectroscopy in a Suitcase' programme to LC Chemistry students. This programme which is sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry allows second level students to use analytical instruments normally only available at third level in their own school laboratory.

'Progress and Discovery in Science' TY poster competition

Entries from the TY Science class into the IT Sligo Science Week 'Progress and Discovery in Science' poster competition. The students posters will be on display in the IT Sligo this Sunday at their annual Science fair which is free and open to members of the public. Best of luck to all the students involved and their teacher Ms. Higgins.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

TY students attended a 2 day workshop on Climate Change this week. Thanks to Environmental Consultant Jessica Devlin who delivered the workshop and to TY Co-ordinator Ms. Igoe for organising the event.

BT Young Scientist 2017:
Four projects from Magh Ene College have been accepted to exhibit at the 2017 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS in January. This year saw the highest number of project entries to date with 2,091 project submissions. Only one in four of these were accepted into the exhibition. Congratulations to all the students involved and to their teacher Ms. Higgins. Full details of all the projects are listed below:
Student: Conor Herity
Project Title: An Investigation Into Developing A More Efficient Method of Drying Woodchip for Use In Boilers.
Category: Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Students: Niamh Creevy, Katie Curran, Aine Dillon
Project Title: An Investigation Into The Effects of Trampling On Ground-Dwelling Insects In A Sand Dune Ecosystem In Co. Donegal
Category: Biological and Ecological
Students: Jamie Lee Clancy, Caolan Clancy, Rachel Currid
Project Title: A Case-Study Into Public Awareness of Microbeads In Personal Care and Household Products
Category: Social and Behavioural Sciences
Students: Tara Dolan,Chloe Kilkenny
Project Title: A Survey of Parental Attitudes In The North-West Towards The HPV Vaccine
Category: Social and Behavioural Sciences
Amgen Biotech Experience:

For the second year in a row, Magh Ene College is taking part in the Amgen Biotech Experience in connection with UCD.  As part of this programme, the school receives materials on loan for a two week period to allow students to carry out DNA analysis using equipment normally only available at third level or in industry. Forty schools in the country, mainly in the Dublin area are taking part in this programme this year. Thanks to Ms.Higgins to attended the training day for this initiative.  Over the course of the two week period a range of Science classes from different year groups and subject areas (Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science and Junior Cycle Science) had the opportunity to take part in this highlyenjoyable programme.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

LC Biology - 5th Yr Summer Exam Revision

Can you answer all these questions