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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Lava Lamps in 3rd


In Rang 3, we talked about the sciene of lava lamps. We filled glasses most of the way with vegetable oil.

Next, we filled the rest of the glasses with water.

We added a few drops of food colouring, we broke an alka-seltzer tablet into a few small pieces, and dropped them in one at a time.

Then, we watched our lava lamps erupt into activity!

Walking Water in Seniors


In Senior Infants, we experimented with capillary action during one of our experiments during Science Week. We got paper towels, glasses of water and some food colouring. We discovered that the adhesive force between the paper towel and the water are more powerful than the cohesive force inside the water itself. This resulted in the paper towel pulling the water up. and creating a very colourful “water rainbow”

Junior Scientists


Science Week 2022 has arrived and all classes have been busy embracing the many strands in the Science curriculum. In Junior Infants we explored forces and magnetism. We spent some time sorting objects according to whether they were attracted to magnets or not. We experimented with objects in water, we had fun with our magnet mazes, we created faces by moving the parts around with magnets and we had races with our magnet powered cars!

Cumann na mBunscol Champions 2022


Congratulations to the girls from 5th and 6th classes who won the Division 2 Cumann  na mBunscol Championship in O’Moore Park today, 9th November. They defeated a gallant team from Emo in a keenly contested game. Thank you to Mr Conway and Mr O’Mahony for looking after the girls on their way to the final and also to all the parents and supporters who travelled to O’Moore Park to cheer on the cailíní. Thank you also to the Parents Association who hosted the after-match celebrations in Supermacs.