Science

Science Week in Desmond College

November 15, 2019

Students of 5th Year at Desmond College get plasmolysed for Science Week.


Desmond College 5th year students Science Week

Desmond College 5th year students Science Week

Science Week 2019

November 10, 2019

Science Week 2019 started today (10th-17th November) with lots of initiatives.

The theme is climate action and change.

Science Week 2019: from 10th to 17th November. Climate Action and Change.

CAD Club

October 23, 2019

Attention all students. There will be a new CAD club running on Thursdays at lunchtime in Room 22. Come along to enhance your skills in SolidWorks and learn about 3d printing and CNC machining. Thanks to Mr King.
2019: Lunchtime CAD Course

First Year Science Students build Models of Cells

October 11, 2019

First-Year Science with models of cells inspired by Miss Corkery and Miss O’Mahony.
#cells #modelbuilding #teamwork #collaboration #teamteaching

1st place win at Science Fair

October 3, 2019

Oisin O’Sullivan (5th year) won 1st place in Intermediate Category and the Special Award for Sensors in Technology at the Big Bang – Sentinus – Science Fair held on the 24th June in the University of Ulster.
He received his prize on Monday.

Leaving Certs Ecology trip to Fota Wildlife Park

September 22, 2019

The Leaving Certificate students of Desmond College took an Ecology Trip to Fota Wildlife Park.
#experiments, #quadrat, #qualitative, #floraandfauna





Regeneron Computers for the Community

September 4, 2019

Vourneen Gavin Barry (Principal) and Liz Cregan (Deputy) along with student Emma Brennan, are delighted to receive two PCs from Regeneron as part of Regeneron Computers for the Community.
#community
#digitalliteracy

Agricultural Science Farm Walk at Pallaskenry Agricultural College

March 29, 2019

The 5th and 6th Year Agricultural Science students went to Pallaskenry Agricultural College on Wednesday 20th March to carry out a farm walk as part of the Ag Science syllabus. The students got a practical, hands-on insight into life on the farm.

Jason Corbett and Bobby Donovan in Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Jason Corbett and Bobby Donovan in Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Chloe Walsh, Edel O'Connor and Yvonne Leahy at Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Chloe Walsh, Edel O’Connor, and Yvonne Leahy at Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Sean Barrett on a farm walk at Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Sean Barrett on a farm walk at Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Desmond College Agricultural Science Students at a Farm Walk in Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Desmond College Agricultural Science Students at a Farm Walk in Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Innovation in Science Class

February 22, 2019

Ms O Grady’s First Year students designed and built “cars” as part of Energy Conversions. The “Papermobile” team won the competition for the most efficient design. Well done to all involved.

Ms O'Grady’s First Year science class who built cars as part of Energy Conversions
Ms O'Grady’s First Year science class who built cars as part of Energy Conversions

Mr O'Leary checking out the designs made by Ms O'Grady’s science class
Mr O'Leary checking out the designs made by Ms O'Grady’s science class

Technology Integration in Science

February 7, 2019

First Year students completing measurement tasks in science class with Ms Culhane.
First Year students completing measurement tasks in science class with Ms Culhane.

Students get an insight into the working of internal organs using adaptive technology for the iPads First Year students completing measurement tasks for science class with Ms Culhane

First Year students completing measurement tasks for science class with Ms Culhane
First Year students completing measurement tasks for science class with Ms Culhane

Transition Year learn CPR

December 10, 2018

The Transition Year students as part of their science module and wellbeing learned how to carry out CPR with the help of Ms.Culhane.

Dec 2018: Ms Culhane demonstrating to the Transition Year students how to carry our CPR
Ms Culhane demonstrating to the Transition Year students how to carry our CPR

Dec 2018: Transition Year students practicing the technique of CPR
Transition Year students practicing the technique of CPR

Dec 2018: Transition Year students practicing the technique of CPR
Transition Year students practicing the technique of CPR

SciFest 2018 National Finals

November 21, 2018

Ronan Mullane, Transition Year student in Desmond College picked up yet another STEM award at national finals of SciFest 2018. Well done Ronan.


Nov 2018: Ronan Mullane picks up STEM award at national finals of SciFest 2018
Ronan Mullane picks up STEM award at national finals of SciFest 2018

Nov 2018: Ronan Mullane picks up STEM award at national finals of SciFest 2018
Ronan Mullane picks up STEM award at national finals of SciFest 2018

6th Year Ecology Trip to Killarney

October 8, 2018





October 2018: The 6th Year Ecology Trip to Killarney

October 2018: The 6th Year Ecology Trip to Killarney

October 2018: The 6th Year Ecology Trip to Killarney


October 2018: The 6th Year Ecology Trip to Killarney

Earth and Space Workshop

December 21, 2017

On Tuesday 12th December 2017, our 1st 2nd and TY students were involved in an Earth and Space workshop which consisted of hands-on, interactive activities which explored Space and how it affects our life here on Earth.

The Solar System, motion of planets and moons, Stars, Rockets, Human Space Exploration, day and night and seasons was all explored with the students which really sparked an interest in all things cosmic for them.


December 2017: Earth and Space Workshop
Lauren Ambrose participating in the Earth and Space Workshop.


December 2017: Earth and Space Workshop
Kellie Griffin and Nikita Lysaght participating in the Earth and Space Workshop.


December 2017: Earth and Space Workshop
Some 2nd Year students participating in the Earth and Space Workshop.

Primary Science Fair

December 5, 2017

Desmond College are currently working with the Courtenay Boys school along with a number of other Primary Schools in West Limerick to put together a project for the Primary Science Fair taking place in January 2018.


Desmond College students working with primary school students to put together a project for the Primary Science Fair in January 2018
Students from the Courtenay Boys School performing experiments in Desmond College in preparation for the Primary Science Fair.


Desmond College students working with primary school students to put together a project for the Primary Science Fair in January 2018
Students from the Courtenay Boys School performing experiments in Desmond College in preparation for the Primary Science Fair.