SCIENCE MAGIC SHOW
On Tuesday November 20th 2013, the Science Department experienced a touch of magic when the Science Magic Show run by the University of Limerick visited the school. The title of the show was ‘Big and Bold, Hot and Cold’ and it was run by Ms. Beulah McManus, a PhD student in the University of Limerick. The purpose of the show is to promote chemistry as a subject to those classes which will be making subject choices for the Leaving Certificate and so our four 3rd year groups attended a 40 minute show each.
Students were treated to such tricks setting themselves on fire, burning money, freezing balloons and flowers with liquid nitrogen and turning water into wine and making water disappear! ‘’The students made for a great audience and they thoroughly enjoyed the show, finding it to be both fun and educational, the perfect combination!’’ said Head of Science, Mr. Seán O Connell.
The show was part of the schools current JCSP Science initiative and the funds for the show came from the JCSP. The science department wishes to thank Ms. Denise O Sullivan, the school’s JCSP coordinator, who made the funds available to us.