Tuesday 5/11/19: TO DO: Students to do further work on their SciFest. DONE: Only six students present and last class was off due to parent-teacher meeting.
Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November: Midterm break
Tuesday 22/10/19: TO DO: Students to read over the SciFest information booklet and think of projects. DONE: Did the above. Students devised some very interesting projects to do.
Tuesday 15/10/19: TO DO: Students to start researching biology-related topics for entering the reel life science video competition.
Tuesday 8/10/19: TO DO: Visit the Martin Ryan Building and the zoology museum in NUIG. DONE: We had a guided tour of the museum.
Tuesday 1/10/19: TO DO: Visit rocky seashore and use google lens to study the various organisms present. DONE: Did the above. Homework: create a document or presentation stating and describing at least 10 organisms that were seen.
Tuesday 24/9/19: No school due to teacher inservice day.
Tuesday 17/9/19: TO DO: Field trip around NUI, Galway. DONE: Brought students on part of the NUI, Galway biodiversity field trip.
Tuesday 10/9/19: Students to view their microorganisms using the light microscope. Also, introduce the info required to conduct a gel electrophoresis of DNA. DONE: Students viewed their cultures of microorganisms using the light microscopes. During the second class they went to the computer room and set up their khanacademy accounts and joined their 4B maths class. Did not get to do work on the gel electrophoresis project.
Tuesday 3/9/19: TO DO: Introduce microbiology. Students to learn to make their own agar and inoculate them. DONE: Did all of the above.
Tuesday 27/8/19: TO DO: Discuss the term plan with the class and discuss health & safety within the lab. Students will then learn about basic microscopy and get to view many different slides of animal and plant tissues. Students will then make sketches of various types. DONE: Did the above. Homework: read over the lab safety booklet.