first_imgChildren from Stramore National School, Glendowan who are the only natonal school from Donegal competing in the young Scientist of the Year Competition in January at the RDS. The students with the help of their parents have completed their tests to show the benefits of drinking 2 litres of water a day as part of a daily intake. and will exhibit their results at the start of the year in the finals in Dublin. Photo Brian McDaid‘Water’ time it is for students at Stramaore National School in Glendowan!The school are exhibiting their science project at the RDS Primary Science Fair for the very first time and are the only primary school in Donegal entering this year.Stramore senior classes were delighted to accept an invitation to exhibit their project on their question ‘Does drinking two litres of water a day improve our health and wellbeing?’ The students in 5th and 6th classes have been busy, since October last, sending out questionnaires and rating scales to parents and friends of the school asking them to measure their waistlines, resting heart beat and weight before committing to drinking two litres of water a day for five weeks.We all on the water. Seriously..Parents and friends of the students at Stramore National School, Glendowan pictured as they celebrate their completion of test carried out by their children who are preparing for the young scientist of the year competition in January, The children have just finished their tests where their parents and friends joined in on tests in their homes on the importance of water in the our daily diet. Photo Brian McDaidParticipants recorded their measurements each week for five weeks. Results after drinking water for five weeks are interesting and thought provoking. Most participants are reporting clearer skin, better sleep patterns, more energy, better mood and some weight loss.The Stramore children are delighted with their results and would encourage everybody to drink more water. They also designed and made stethoscopes, some of which work just as well as a ‘real medical’ stethoscope which really was surprising yet exciting. Thanks to Bella, Cresslough Medical centre for the loan of a Stethoscope, which the children explored thoroughly.Over 300 classes applied this year to enter the Primary Science fair, that’s over 7,500 children, which is a huge increase compared to last year. This January 2016 over 4,500 fourth, fifth and sixth class students from across the country will be at one of the RDS Primary Science Fairs (RDS Dublin and Limerick). Working under the supervision of their teacher, the entire class is encouraged to be inquisitive and curious about the world around them, with class projects that answer questions such as ‘Can I charge my mobile device with a fruit or vegetable?’ ‘How clean are our pencils?’ And ‘Why does bread get hard and biscuits get soft?’The RDS Primary Science Fair encourages primary school teachers to focus on developing students’ core scientific skills by investigating a question or problem by ‘working scientifically’ and ‘designing and making’ as per the primary science curriculum. Teachers’ feedback indicates that it’s not just science skills that benefit but that literacy, oral language and numeracy skills can improve through participation.International studies have also demonstrated a direct link between primary school science engagement and later academic science achievement.Meanwhile Stramore children say: Remember to drink more water!‘WATER’ TERRIFIC RESULT FOR THIRSTY DONEGAL SCHOOL! was last modified: December 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGlendowanStramore National SchoolwaterYoung Scientistlast_img

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