Junior Certificate Science – Ecology, Physics, Fun

Plan for the Day

Junior Certificate Science - EcologyEcology Studies

  • Introduction to facilitators, equipment and goals for the day Identify 5 flora and fauna and look at their habitat Use various pieces of equipment to collect animals and plants
  • Describe and draw the equipment used
  • Identify food chains and a food web
  • Qualitative and Quantitative study of area using frame quadrat
  • Record results
  • Look at environmental factors which may affect this ecosystem

Physics Experiments

  • Show that light travels in straight lines
  • Explain how shadows are formed and what happens on moving the light source or the illuminated object
  • Students build a periscope, demonstrate and explain how it works.

Fun Activity

  • Bodhrán Workshop
  • Bog Jumping extremely good fun but very messy so make sure you wear your OLDEST clothes and bring a complete change.

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