Science Week 2016

A very successful ‘Science week’ was held in Magh Ene College this week.  Science questions were posted at Tutor class each morning – these questions were also placed on the school App each morning and on its Facebook account.

Science Week 2016 – Tutor Class Questions

Monday 14th Nov. 1.       How many ribs does the human body have?

2.      What is the most abundant gas in air?

3.      What device is used to measure air pressure?

4.      What is the only metal that is a liquid at room temperature?

5.      Who performed the world’s first heart transplant in 1967?

1.       24

2.      Nitrogen (78% of air)

3.      Barometer

4.      Mercury

5.      Christian Bernard

Tuesday 15th Nov. 1.      What is the smallest flightless bird?

2.      Which metal is used to make computer microchips?

3.      In food science, what do the initials GM stand for?

4.      What is measured in Lux units?

5.      What is the name of the device used to convert sound to electricity?

1.       Kiwi

2.      Silicon

3.      Genetically modified

4.      Light

5.      Microphone

Wednesday 16th Nov. 1.       What gas smells like rotten eggs?

2.      What does a Geiger Counter measure?

3.      Which is the longest living land mammal after man?

4.      Which tree do we get turpentine from?

5.      Where in the body are red blood cells made?

1.      Hydrogen sulphide

2.      Radioactivity

3.      Elephant

4.      Pine trees

5.      Bone marrow

Thursday 17th Nov. 1.      Which planet has a year which is shorter than its day?

2.      The piece of cartilage which divides the nose into two separate chambers is called what?

3.       What is the chemical symbol for Gold?

4.      What is the common name for Ascorbic Acid?

5.      Who invented the Lightning Conductor?

1.       Venus (On Venus, a day equals 243 Earth days but a year equals 224.7 Earth days)

2.      The septum

3.      Au

4.      Vitamin C

5.      Benjamin Franklin

Friday 18th Nov. 1.    What approximately is the furthest distance from earth that astronauts have yet travelled: 250,000, 500,000 or 1,000,000 miles?

2.    What gas is found in fizzy drinks?

3.    What is the disease Varicella better known as?

4.    What colour light is obtained when red and green light are mixed?

5.    What is the SI unit of power?

1.      250,000 by Apollo 13

2.      Carbon dioxide

3.      Chicken Pox

4.      Yellow light

5.      Watt

Transition Year students took part in the IT Sligo ‘Progress and Discovery in Science’ poster competition – their posters were on display in the IT Sligo and in Quayside, Sligo for the duration of the week.

Kieran Moloney from Coillte visited Magh Ene College on the Tuesday 15th November of Science Week to give a very interesting presentation to TY students on the work of Coillte in this region and career opportunities in this field.


Kieran Moloney, Coillte, speaking to TY students


‘Progress and Discovery in Science’ – TY posters on display in the IT Sligo during Science week 2016