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Killian used Scratch to create a working circuit. Click on the image below to try it out. Press the green flag in the middle of the screen and click the up button to switch the light off.

Abbott Visit

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We were delighted to have Tom Knipe and a colleague from Abbott in to speak at Drumlease National School today.

The students of third and fourth class learned all about Abbott and the robotic assembly lines that are in use today. Students learned about the various kinds of engineering work that it is possible to aspire to. We studied electrical circuits and worked in small groups to connect wires to make bulbs light up and a working FM radio. Dáithí was the proud winner of a K’nex set after getting the top score in the quiz. View our photos and videos below.

Robot Crawler

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We had an interesting visitor to our classroom today! Fia brought in a Coca-Cola can that had been fitted with battery-powered wheels that allowed it to crawl slowly forward.

We estimated it would take 30 – 40 seconds for the can to travel 1m  on the smooth table.

It actually took 23 seconds to travel this distance. We used a stopwatch to ensure our timings were accurate.

We then estimated it would take 40 – 50 seconds for the can to travel 1m on the rough carpet.

The can spent 1 minute and 23 seconds to complete 1m on the carpet.

The higher level of friction on the carpet accounted for the longer amount of travel time.

Windfarm Trip

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Fifth and sixth class had a very enjoyable trip to Faughary Wind Farm outside Manorhamilton today. A big thank you to John and Nick from Gaeletric who drove down from Belfast to meet us!


Cathleen’s Falls

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