Mary Immaculate Secondary School

SciFest

18-June-20
SciFest

SciFest is the largest and most inclusive second level STEM fair initiative on the island of Ireland. This year the SciFest@college competition is being held online. The students submit their written project and a short video for the judges to examine. Students entered four projects from Mary Immaculate secondary School. The projects entered are:

Dylan Egan with his project entitled “Teachers and Technology: Breaking Down the Barriers”. His project was an Investigation into the main factors preventing post-primary teachers from integrating Information and Communications Technology (ICT) into their routine in the classroom. With schools closed and teaching continuing online this project is very relevant to the current situation.

Alice Davoren and Emily Cullinan have entered a project entitled “The Grey Area within Greywater”. In this project they looked at the effect greywater has on the level of nutrients in the soil, on plant growth and earthworm population. Having developed an educational program for educating people about the negative effects of the use of greywater, they won the junior water section in the Young Environmentalists competition.

Jack Rush and Matthew Irwin have a project entitled “The heads up on headphones, are they damaging teenagers hearing?” In the project, they looked at whether the type of headphones and earbuds used by teenagers to listen of music with affects the risk to their hearing. The advice they would give is that at higher volumes all types of earphone can damage your hearing, so turn down the volume.

Shauna O’Kane has also entered a project. The title of her project was “Bits or bitless, that is the question?” In the project she looked at whether horses display discomfort when using a bit as against using a hackamore and if their performance is affected by it.

It is hoped that the results will be announced in Mid July. We wish all the students involved and their teacher, Mr. Sims the best of luck in the competition.

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