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14 Feb


We’ve had a ball with Engineer’s Week this week! Here’s a round up post of all the activities that took place in different classes over the week…

Our apple mummies!

Our apple mummies!

Our raw egg test

Our raw egg test

What the egg looked like after the vinegar dissolved the shell! We put it over the light to be able to see through it!

What the egg looked like after the vinegar dissolved the shell! We put it over the light to be able to see through it!

We made string telephones!

We made string telephones!


Bending Water


Our KNEX winners! Well done Davy, Aaron and Nathan!


  • 5th class used ‘Think-Pair-Wordle-Share’ to track what we learned about Engineer’s Week from Monday to Friday. Read all about it here.
wordle -start of week

Monday’s Wordle

wordle - end of week

Friday’s Wordle

  • They also used Blockly to improve problem-solving skills. You can check out the link here.

The Blockly tutorial – perfect for developing problem-solving skills!

  • They also made a podcast about the different types of engineering and which one they’re interested in. Listen to it here.
  • On Friday, they started a project to draw skylines – drawing on what they’ve learned about civil engineering. Expect a post about that when they start back after midterm!
  • Part of engineering involves developing products and testing them out. We bought a Flashing Robot kit to test out Electric Paint. 6th class carried out great work on these this week – you can read their post here.

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    The Bare Conductive Flashing Robots kit

As you can see, we had a great week! You can also see our activities from last year’s Engineering Week here, here and here. (It’s very cool to be able to link back to last year’s work – now that we’re a year old!)

2 Responses to “St. Peter’s takes on Engineering Week 2014!”

  1. Ian Lawless
    9:20 am on February 25th, 2014

    The bending water one looks deadly. I’d love to try that one day. :]

  2. Engineers Week 2014 winners | Engineers Week
    11:29 am on March 10th, 2014

    […] This year’s school winner is St Peter’s Primary School in Bray. Ms Brennan’s 2nd Class and Ms Sexton’s 5th Class students wholeheartedly embraced the week, with activities ranging from experiments to the use of Electric Paint to investigate circuits, to a podcast exploring different types of engineering. The week at St Peter’s was captured through photos, video and audio on the school’s colourful blog. […]

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