Science

Science Week in Finn Valley College 2020

Students this week enjoyed lots of fun and exciting activities within Science and through co-curricular activities across numerous subjects as part of a cross-curricular initative.

The core theme for Science Week 2020 is ‘Science Week – Choosing our Future’ focusing on how science can improve our lives in the future, and in the present. Students had the opportunities to explore how science can help us to make positive choices that will impact the environment, our health, and our quality of life.

In History, students learnt about the Space Race as a surrogate for the Cold War https://youtu.be/xvaEvCNZymo

In Home Economics, students learnt about food on long term space missions: https://youtu.be/Kuz3KyvdTAA

In Business, check out the links to learn about Asteroid Mining, a trillion Euro industry – https://youtu.be/ydgrFa3_MCs Also,
Luxembourg as a case study for building a new industry – Space Business
https://theconversation.com/how-luxembourg-is-positioning-itself-to-be-the-centre-of-space-
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Irish: Students designed their own Flashcards for science terms – https://www.flashcardmachine.com/irish-science.html

In Science class itself, the students had great fun problem solving an array of experiments as can be seen in the photos below:

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Please see below some important information in relation to the different Science subjects offered in the school:

Junior Cycle Science Fact Sheet – A short information sheet in how Science is structured in the new Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle Science Specification – A detailed breakdown of the full Science syllabus at Junior Cycle.

Senior Cycle Agricultural Science Syllabus 2019

Senior Cycle Biology Syllabus