Wednesday, February 01, 2017

STUDENTS from Ballyadams NS had a rollercoaster of a time at the RDS Primary Science Fair in Limerick.

The budding scientists were intrigued by the amazing range of experiments and demonstrations on display. Best of all, they learned the answers to such vital questions as: “Why don’t I fall out when the rollercoaster loops the loop?”

The Ballyadams group thoroughly enjoyed the 2017 fair, which showcased STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) investigations undertaken by primary school classes across Ireland.

The event was held across three venues in Dublin, Limerick and Belfast involving a total of 7,500 primary school students. The Limerick fair at Mary Immaculate College doubled its capacity to 120 schools since its first show last year.

The non-competitive forum encourages children’s innate curiosity to explore the science behind the everyday. Now in its eighth year, it is open to fourth, fifth, sixth and Key Stage 2 classes throughout Ireland.

The Ballyadams students also enjoyed an educational entertainment programme for children, families and teachers, including large-scale science shows and interactive exhibits.

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