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Intel Mini Scientist

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The Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition is a competition for Primary school students in which they develop science related projects which are exhibited at fairs within their own schools. The competition, which was open to 4th, 5th and 6th class students, supports the Primary Science curriculum and is a great way to encourage enthusiasm and practical learning in the area of science.

The main objectives of the competition is

  • to encourage students to see that science is all around us and that it can be fun and exciting
  • To encourage investigation into how, what and why things work the way they do
  • To foster a strong interest about science in students before they take on the Junior Cert curriculum in secondary school
  • To allow students demonstrate their experience of completing their project and the knowledge gained to the rest of their school.

We would like to congratulate all the children in our school who participated in the competition. A special congratulations to all our winners and runners up.

Well done to the four boys from 6th class who went on to represent Lusk National School at Blanchardstown IT, where the competition took place.  250 students from 90 different schools were in attendance at the event. They were named as one of 20 regional winners of the Intel Mini-Scientist competition 2017.  Ryan, Matthew, Padraig & Aidan investigated how plastic waste is affecting our seas. Well done boys!!