Miss Foley’s 6th Class
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 who finished the year with their Graduation Mass on Thursday evening. The staff of the school would like to wish them all the best as they head off to secondary school.
This year we did an experiment involving bacteria. We wanted to see how much bacteria are on modern day objects such as a keyboard, an apple, door handles,mugs and cups. We did the experiment because we were learning about the immune system and how it works so we decided we would like to see what the immune system fights against everyday. We started off by getting cotton swabs and gelatin. we used the swabs to collect the germs from the objects and then we gently swabbed the gelatin. So now all the bacteria would be on the gelatin. We used gelatin because it is very good for showing germs. After we swabbed them, we then out them in a dark warm cupboard for 5 to 6 days. We checked the gelatin regularly to see if anything was on them. on the 5th day some of them were moldy and red. Miss Foley nearly got sick. I would say the keyboard was the worse by far. I wouldn’t recommend doing it at home. By Luke Waters.
After Storm Opheila we did an experiment because we wanted to see what a tornado looked like and we wanted to learn more about them. Firstly we got two plastic bottles and put some water in to one of the bottles. We then added red food colouring. Next we got our second bottle and tapped the two openings together. By flipping over the bottle like an egg timer we created a tornado like experience. It was very cool. By Alex Power.
Some of the Halloween Art created by the 6th Class.