February 2, 2016

Episode 7: Navy



On a visit aboard Irish Naval vessel the LE James Joyce, we find out about how ships float, how light is refracted and lots more. Watch more episodes here!

TEACHERS TIPS 

Data Analysis

Subject: Maths

Strand/ Strand Unit: Data/Representing & Interpreting Data

Class: 3rd & 4th

  • use data sets to solve and complete practical tasks and problems

Subject: Maths

Strand/ Strand Unit: Data/Representing & Interpreting Data

Class: 5th & 6th

  • use data sets to solve problems
  • explore and calculate averages of simple data sets
  • compile and use simple data sets

Power, Electricity Generation & Transfer of Energy

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Magnetism & Electricity

Class: 3rd & 4th

  • learn about electrical energy
  • investigate current electricity by constructing simple circuits

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Magnetism & Electricity

Class: 5th & 6th

  • learn about electrical energy
  • investigate current electricity by constructing simple circuits

Air Pressure & Weather Conditions

Subject: Geography

Strand/ Strand Unit: Natural Environments/Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Class: 5th & 6th

  • use simple equipment to make detailed weather observations and recordings of phenomena

Weight

Subject: Maths

Strand/ Strand Unit: Measures/Weight

Class: 5th & 6th

  • rename measures of weight
  • estimate and measure weight using appropriate metric units

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Forces

Class: 5th & 6th

  • become aware that objects have weight because of the pull of gravity

Subject: Maths

Strand/ Strand Unit: Measures/Time

Class: 3rd & 4th

  • estimate, compare, measure and record the weight of a wide variety of objects using appropriate metric units (kg, g) and selecting suitable instruments of measurement

Pressure

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Materials/Properties & Characteristics of Materials

Class: 5th & 6th  

  • recognise that a gas, such as air, occupies space, has mass and exerts pressure

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/ Forces

Class: 5th & 6th  

  • identify and explore how objects and materials may be moved

Flotation, Buoyancy & Water Displacement

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Forces

Class: 3rd & 4th

  • investigate the pushing force of water

Engines

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Environmental Awareness & Care/Science and the Environment

Class: 5th & 6th

  • examine some ways that science and technology have contributed positively to the use of the Earth’s resources

Light

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Light

Class: 5th & 6th

  • learn that light is a form of energy
  • know that light travels from a source
  • investigate the splitting and mixing of light
  • investigate the refraction of light
  • investigate how mirrors and other shiny surfaces are good reflectors of light
  • understand the role of sunlight in photosynthesis and appreciate that the sun gives us heat and light without which people and animals could not survive
  • be aware of the dangers of excessive sunlight

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Materials/Materials & Change

Class: 5th & 6th

  • investigate the effects of light, air and water on materials

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Light

Class: 3rd & 4th

  • learn that light is a form of energy
  • recognise that light comes from different natural and artificial sources
  • investigate that light can be broken up into many different colours
  • investigate the relationships between light and materials
  • recognise that the sun gives us heat and light, without which people and animals could not survive
  • investigate how mirrors and other shiny surfaces are good reflectors of light

 

Lungs & Respiratory System

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Living Things/Human Life

Class: 3rd & 4th

  • become aware of and investigate breathing

Subject: Science

Strand/ Strand Unit: Living Things/Human Life

Class: 5th & 6th

  • become aware of and investigate breathing
 

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