Science in Marsh's Library

Science in Marsh's Library
4th Class
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:30 - 12:30

Last Thursday during Science Week, 4th class visited Marsh's Library where we learned about Gravity. In that very historic building we did experiments testing gravity using paper, straws and scissors. We had a competition to see who's invention would stay in the air longest. The “Sassy Scientists”, Caroline, Abigail and Lara won as their Flying Circle stayed in the air for 3.9 seconds. Marsh's Library itself was very interesting. We saw bullet holes in bookcases that were damaged during 1916 Rising from shots that were fired from near by St. Patrick's Park. We also were shocked to see that users long ago were locked into cages while reading the books. This was to prevent books being stolen. It was a fantastic experience and we are grateful to Ms Kelly for organising it.

Lucy and assisted by Faye