We had a wonderful response to our challenges so far.This week we would love to see Art in Nature and we have a few samples to inspire you!Send your beautiful creations to firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp on 0874041181
We have some wonderful projects submitted to us from 3rd to 6th class.
Well done to all.
Click on the link below to see an amazing Scratch Project
We were delighted to welcome Chuck Delpier (Mr. D.) back to Togher N.S. Chuck presented a fascinating and engaging workshop on energy and forces to the children. Forces are interactions between objects – a push or pull. Forces have the ability to make an object speed up, slow down, change direction or change its shape. The children were soon developing their engineering skills through designing, building, assessing and modifying vehicles to harness wind energy and the force of gravity.
As a “Hands on – Minds on school” we know that children love to learn by experimenting. We are delighted with our new Photon Robot. Our School Excellence – Digital cluster has received the first of these robots to Ireland. Logical thinking ability is becoming an increasingly important skill. Photon gives children programming related challenges that allow them to develop their logical thinking ability while having great fun.
The children in 5th and 6th classes have started building Sumo Bots using their EV3 robotics kits. There is quite a bit of research involved in both the design and coding of a Sumo Bot. Each Sumo Bot is coded before competition – they are not remote controlled. The first challenge was to code the Sumo Bots to recognise the boundary line of the arena – using a colour sensor, reverse away from it and change direction. The next step will be to code our Sumo Bots to seek an opponent, using a motion sensor and to drive towards that opponent. The children are having great fun working on different coding ideas and robot designs to create the ultimate Sumo Bot.