FCJ students excel at SciFest competition
Three Transition Year groups from F.C.J. Secondary School Bunclody took part in the Annual SciFest in Carlow IT recently.
Lorna Murphy and Adam Jordan Kelly did a project on 'The Effects of Caffeine and Sugar on the Body' while Michael O'Brien, Neal Redmond and Steve Warren did a project on 'The Causes and Effects of Adrenaline and Adrenaline rushes'.
Ciara Carroll, Niamh O'Dowd and Kate Kirwan did a project on 'Measuring Radon awareness in a High risk area'.
The project presented by Ciara, Niamh and Kate won them the 10th Anniversary SciFest Award and thanks were extended to the students and their teacher, Catherine Doyle.
They all enjoyed a science demonstration by Scientific Sue on 'Potions and Explosions' in which Niamh was an able assistant.
SciFest at IT Carlow is one of a series of one-day science fairs for second level students. Nearly 10,000 students take part in SciFest nationally. Each of these students, either individually or in groups of two or three, take an idea, develop a project and present it to a panel of judges
The aim of the SciFest programme is to encourage a love of science, technology and maths through active, collaborative, inquiry-based learning and to provide a forum for students at local, regional and national level to present and display their scientific investigations.