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Get Going Get Rowing 2017

The PE Department have been involved in the ‘Get Going Get Rowing’ Schools Programme in association with Rowing Ireland for the last 5 years. It has been a highly successful programme involving coaches from Rowing Ireland coming into the school to lead the programme. In return the girls have learned a new sport and have got to participate in Rowing blitz’s run by Rowing Ireland and also the girls have been given the opportunity to row on the water at various Rowing clubs. 

 The whole of 1st Year went to a rowing Blitz last Friday in Trinity College and all had a great day.  At the Blitz the school was presented with an award for the most committed school over the last few years. We were presented with a signed jersey of our successful Olympic and World Championship rowers both men’s and ladies - such a great honour for the school.  Miss. Quinn and Miss Walls - PE Department

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Spectroscopy Workshop

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Trinity College in conjunction with the Royal Chemistry Society carried out a workshop in Spectroscopy for Dominican College Senior Physics and Chemistry Classes as part of Dominican College's Science Week today.


‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ allowed the students to learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience. As well as covering the principles of spectroscopic techniques, the activities use real-life contexts to demonstrate the applications of the techniques as well as the added bonus of using the instruments themselves.

Science week

This week has been science week here in Dominican. There have been many different events going on around the school for all of our different year groups. To recognise the week we took a break from our normal biology class when the science department found us a fun activity to do with the DNA. It just happens that we are covering Genetics at the moment.

For our science week activity we created DNA in its double helix form using sweets and jellies. We used different coloured jellybeans for the four bases (adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), thymine (T)) and for the protein we used liquorice. It was a fun activity to do as we learned and tested ourselves on the different pairings of the bases and also had a sweet treat at the end.

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Megan Blake

Coursework B Titles - 2018

2018 Junior Certificate Science Coursework B – Investigation Titles

Biology

Investigate and compare the quantitative effects of changing

(a) concentration of solution,

(b) type of solute used

on the change in mass of a sample of potato placed in distilled water, salt solution and sugar solution.

Chemistry

Investigate and compare the quantitative effects of changing

(a) applied voltage,

(b) concentration of sulfuric acid

on the rate of production of either hydrogen or oxygen gas during the electrolysis of acidified water.

Physics

Investigate and compare the quantitative effects of changing

(a) hair colour,

(b) the usage of shampoo or similar commercial hair treatments 

on the tensile strength of hair taken from the human head.