Step Two - Technology

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Making a Bird Feeder

Using different materials for design and make projects (Plastic)

Third and Fourth Class have been working very hard this week at making bird feeders. We used plastic to make our bird feeders. The weather is very cold outside and we thought it would be a good idea to make some bird feeders to feed the hungry birds! We wrote the steps into our science copy and drew a picture of the end result. The children then worked in groups and we made four different bird feeders. When the bird feeders were made we then filled them with peanuts or bird seed before bringing them out to hang around the school area. They really enjoyed the activity, as you can see from the photographs![vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1585315788509{background-color: #dd9933 !important;}"]

How to make a bird feeder (Using a Plastic Bottle)

Aim: To make a bird feeder


1. Thumbtack

2. String

3. Plastic Bottle

4. Pen

5. Bag of peanuts

6. Pencil


1.  Use the thumbtack to make holes near the bottom of the plastic bottle.

2. Push the pen through the holes made by the thumbtack to make the holes bigger.

3. Push the pencil through both sides of the plastic bottle to make a perch for the birds.

4. Tie the string around the neck of the plastic bottle to make a loop.

5. Fill the bottle with the peanuts and put the lid on the bottle.

6. Hang the bottle out on a tree for the birds to enjoy during the cold winter months.

Result: Happy and full birds![vc_row][vc_column][us_gallery ids="5635,5615,5616,5619,5622,5623,5630,5634" columns="4" indents="1"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1581093998500{background-color: #dd9933 !important;}"]

Third and Fourth Classes finished Bird Feeders

Using different materials for design and make projects (Plastic)

Third and Fourth Classes finished bird feeders are out around the school for the hungry birds ahead of the cold weekend ahead. Well done again to all the boys and girls in Third and Fourth Class for their hard work. The birds are going to be very happy![vc_row][vc_column][us_gallery ids="5654,5655,5656,5657,5658" columns="5" indents="1"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1585315763122{background-color: #81d742 !important;}"]

Renewable Technologies

The children in fifth and sixth class explored renewable energy technologies including wind energy and solar energy.

Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators and traditionally to do other work, like milling or pumping. Wind power is a sustainable and renewable energy, and has a much smaller impact on the environment compared to burning fossil fuels.

The children experimented by constructing simple windmills.

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Using different materials for design and make projects (wooden blocks and Lego)

The children in Junior and Senior Infants had lots of fun creating 'The City of Kilbride'. 

We discussed the buildings  and structures you might find in a city, and compared and contrasted them to those you would find in a small country village like Kilbride. Following this discussion, we set about the task of turning Kilbride into a big city!

The imagination and thought which went in to their creations was amazing. Balance and structure was a huge part of stabilising their creations. The children also used measuring tapes to check how high their constructions were. They made skyscrapers, apartment blocks, shops, offices and even some city bridges!

Well done everyone!

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