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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.

DNA

Megan Blake

Junior Cycle Information Leaflet

On foot of the Junior Cycle talk to the Parents' Council that took place in Dominican College during the last week of term, we are now attaching an information leaflet to keep parents up to date with the changes that are taking place at this level.

Junior Cycle information Leaflet

Parents' Association

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.

Well Done Debaters

Congratulations to Dominican College’s junior debating team on their win last Thursday in UCD. Oscar Wilde once wrote “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” and it is without a shadow of doubt that these young ladies have what it takes to succeed! Not even hurricane Ophelia could stop these fantastically determined students who showed what it really means to work together as a team! It has been my privilege to coach this team since we began our journey this September! (Ms. Donohoe)

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