It appears boys do not beat girls in everything after all! Girls do have slightly better peripheral vision than boys, as proven by 5th and 6th class in St. Josephs N.S., Glenealy in their recent science investigation on peripheral vision.
The class tested the peripheral vision of every child in the school and compared the results. They then produced an interesting project to display in the RDS as part of the RDS Primary Science Fair on Thursday 8th January.
“The quality of the work from the students was fantastic and they showed excellent energy and enthusiasm” said Jennie Teevan, their class teacher.
Along with the stalls there were many other activities for visitors to take part in, including World of Robots, Robot Battles, a 3-D space adventure and trip to Mars and a show with Titan the Robot. The children thought that all of these activities were excellent and very enjoyable. Describing the day, James Ffrench (10) said that it was exciting and tiring but very enjoyable!
This exhibition was set up to encourage imagination and curiosity in young children’s minds and get them interested in science. The students really enjoyed the process of questioning and investigating and were delighted to bring a trophy home!
(Written by Isabella Vozza, 5th Class)