Junior Life Sciences

Hazelwood Junior Cycle Science students Tara O’Brien (left) and Lauren Moran (right) who came third in the Competition for their project on Migraine Awareness in recent Regional Sci-Fest Final.

Ruairí Hannigan (left) and Ronan O’Connor (right), Hazelwood College Junior Cycle Science students are pictured after winning the Irish Science Teachers Association Award for their Scifest Project, which was an investigation into the production of Selenium enriched dairy products with commercial potential. The group project by Ruairí, Ronan and Liam Power, (absent from picture) also won second place in the Junior Life Sciences Competition.

Transition Year Science students form Hazelwood College, Ava Mullane (left) and Mary Kate Fehin (right) are pictured with their award for ‘Best Project in Behavioural Science’ for their project ‘Accents: The Unspoken About Prejudice’

Hazelwood College students Jamie Hennessy, Sean O’Connor and David Noonan are pictured with their award for Best Project in Waste Prevention and Source Efficiency Competition for their project ‘Poo Power: An Investigation into the Use of Different Manure to Determine which Produces the Highest Energy Content.

Young Scientist’s 2017

Picture a is a picture of Hazelwood College entrants to the BT Young Scientist and Technologist Exhibition with the overall winner Shane Curran.

Picture b: Hazelwood College students Lauren Moran (left) and Tara O’Brien (right) whose entry ‘Migrane- It’s not just a headache’ was an investigation into the prevalence of migraine in adolescents in Ireland. The project also examined people’s awareness of the effects that migraine has on people’s school, social and sporting life.

Picture c Hazelwood College students Mary Kate Fehin (left) and Ava Mullane (right) are pictured at the BT Young Scientist and Technologist Exhibition with their entry ‘Accents- The Unspoken About Prejudice’ which was an entry in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Section. This project aimed to investigate whether people form a prejudicial opinion on somebody based solely on their accent and whether we acquire this prejudice as we grow older.

Picture d: Hazelwood College students Lauren Moran (left) and Tara O’Brien (right) are pictured with Micheal Martin TD at the Young Scientist and Technologist Exhibition recently.

Picture e: Hazelwood College students (from left) Caitlin O’Connor, Holly Hennessy and Yvonne O’Kelly are pictured at the Young Scientist and Technologist Exhibition recently with their project ‘An Exploration into the Acoustical Conditions Experienced by both Primary and Second Level Students in County Limerick. This project examined the effect being in a classroom had on student hearing.

Picture f: Hazelwood College students (from left) Liam Power, Ruairí Hannigan and Ronan O’Connor are pictured with their project at the Young Scientist and Technologist Exhibition recently. Their project, ‘An Investigation into the Production of Selenium Enriched Dairy Products with Commercial Potential’, was entered in the Biological and Ecological Section and aimed to allow for the production of selenium enriched dairy products benefitting bovine and human health.

Picture g: Hazelwood College Second Year students (from left) Sean O’Connor, David Noonan and Jamie Hennessy with their project ‘An Investigation into the Uses of Various Manures from Different Animals to Determine which has the Greatest Energy Supply to Farms’. The three students aimed to examine which manure produced the greatest amount of energy for farms: chicken. horse or cow manure.

Young Scientist 2017

Best of Luck to our 13 students taking part in this years BT Young Scientist Competition.

This year 5 group projects from our students qualified for the prestigious national competition.

The titles of this years entries are:

An Exploratory Investigation into the Acoustical Conditions Experienced by both Primary and Second Level students in County Limerick – Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Group

An investigation into the use of various manures from different animals to determine which has the greatest energy supply to farms – Technology Group

An investigation into the production of Selenium-enriched dairy products with commercial potential. – Biological and Ecological Group

MIGRAINE – IT’S NOT JUST A HEADACHE!! – Social and Behavioural Sciences Group

Accents – The Unspoken About Prejudice – Social and Behavioural Sciences Group

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Entrants of the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, in the Behavioural Science category, are Mary Kate Fehin and Ava Mullane, pictured at Hazlewood College, Dromcollogher
Source Credit: Limerick Leader

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Science Week 2016

Science Week Ireland 2016 was celebrated at Hazelwood College with the eighth Annual Primary Schools’ Science Quiz on Thursday night, November 17th. All local primary schools were invited to attend this exciting event to promote Science Week. It was wonderful to welcome all of the primary school pupils, teachers, parents and friends who attended on the night. During eight rounds of questioning all of the primary pupils thoroughly impressed with their teamwork and knowledge. Spectacular lucky dip spot prizes and tasty, fruity refreshments were very popular among the eager pupils at the half-time break. As the end of the quiz came close, excitement was high as the top three placed teams became apparent. Congratulations to Courtney Boys National School in Newcastle West, who were overall winners, with Broadford National School coming in second place and Ballyagran National School placing third. Thank you and well done to all the teams from Dromcollogher, Tullylease, Monagea, Ballingarry, Milford, Dromina, Ratheena, Feenagh, Mahoonagh and Gaelscoil O Doghair.

The Courtney Boys’ School quiz team who won the recent Hazelwood College Annual Science Week Quiz

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Scoil Mhuire, Broadford, silver medalists in the Hazelwood College Annual Primary School’s Science Week Quiz

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SciFest 2016

Hazelwood College students recently attended the SciFest science fair hosted by Limerick Institute of Technology. Here are some photos from the day.

Picture a: Hazelwood College Transition Year students (from left to right) Aoife Kiely, Eoin Donegan, Laura O’Connell pictured above with their project, “To investigate whether e – cigarettes are beneficial after quitting regular cigarettes”. The three students entered their project for SciFest, which is a series of one-day science fairs for second-level students hosted locally in schools and regional level in third level colleges.

Picture b Transition Year students from Hazelwood College (from left) Aisling Cunningham, Nicola Madden and Bríd Flanagan are pictured with their project, ‘Defrost the Frost’ at Limerick SciFest, which was held in Limerick Institute of Technology recently. Their project set out to investigate the speeding up of the defrosting process of frozen foods.

Picture c Hazelwood College Transition Year students (left to right) Jamie Singleton, Andy Quaid and Paul Power are pictured at Limerick SciFest, which was held at Limerick Institute of Technology recently, where their project, an investigate if there is a correlation between the type of music people listen to and their academic results was among those displayed.

Picture d Hazelwood College second year student Elaine Kennedy is pictured with her entry to Limerick SciFest recently. The project, which won an award of Highly Commended was an investigation into the use of pesticides.

Picture e Hazelwood College second year science teacher Ms Martina Matthews congratulates Elaine Kennedy on the receipt of her Highly Commended Certificate for her investigation into the use of pesticides at the recent Limerick SciFest, which was hosted at Limerick Institute of Technology recently.

Picture f Hazelwood College second year student Elaine Kennedy, being awarded her Highly Commended Certificate at Limerick SciFest recently, for her project investigating the effect of the use of pesticides.

Picture g Hazelwood College students Roisín Noonan, Ciara McCarthy (both second year) and Aoife O’Callaghan (first year) are pictured with their project “Does Wisdom Come With Age?” for the recent Limerick SciFest. Their investigation focused on whether people were influenced by outside factors and whether different age groups would respond differently to a same question. The project won a trophy in the Maths and Science category of the competition.

Picture h Hazelwood College Science students (from left to right) Ciara McCarthy, Roisin Noonan and Aoife O’Callaghan are congratulated by their Science teacher Ms Martina Matthews on winning a trophy in the Maths and Science category of Limerick SciFest, held recently in Limerick IT. The students investigated the factors that affect how people in different age groups respond to questions.

Picture I Hazelwood College students Ciara McCarthy, Roisin Noonan and Aoife O’Callaghan are presented with their trophy in the Maths and Science category of Limerick SciFest recently.

Primary School’s Science Quiz

Hazelwood College Primary School’s Science Quiz celebrates Science Week 2015!

Science Week Ireland 2015 was celebrated at Hazelwood College with the seventh annual Primary School’s Science Quiz on Thursday night, November 12th. All local primary schools were invited to attend this exciting event to promote Science Week. It was wonderful to welcome all of the primary school pupils, teachers, parents and friends who attended on the night. All of the primary pupils thoroughly impressed, with their teamwork and knowledge, during eight rounds of questioning. Surprise lucky dip spot prizes and refreshments were very popular among the eager pupils at the half-time break. As the end of the quiz came to a close, excitement was high as five tiebreaker rounds were battled through in order to find the top three placed teams. Congratulations to Broadford N.S who were overall winners, with Tullylease N.S coming in second place and Courtney Boys N.S in third place. Thank you and well done to all the teams from Broadford, Monagea, Milford, Dromina, Ashford, Dromcollogher, Ballyagran, Raheenagh, Mahoonagh, Feenagh, Granagh, Newtownshandrum and, who took part on the night and we look forward to seeing you next year

Picture 1: Pictured are Broadford NS quiz team who won the Science Week Ireland Annual Quiz, held in Hazelwood College recently. Pictured with the students are (from left to right) Hazelwood College Principal Mr Brendan Burke, Broadford NS teacher Ms Mary Lynch, Hazelwood College Science teacher Ms Marie O’ Connor and Ms Nora Collins Principal of Broadford N.S.

Picture 2: Pictured are the silver medalist team from Tullylease NS. The students are pictured with their teacher Ms Elaine Fitzgerald.

Picture 3: Pictured are the third placed team from Courtney Boys’ School in the Science Week Ireland Annual Quiz.

Annual Primary Schools Science Quiz

Hazelwood College Primary School’s Science Quiz goes ‘round’ West Limerick for Science Week 2014!

Science Week Ireland 2014 was celebrated at Hazelwood College with the sixth annual Primary School’s Science Quiz on Thursday night, November 13th. All local primary schools were invited to attend this exciting event to promote Science Week. 2014 was a record breaking year for the number of tables competing in the quiz, with 42 teams registered to take part on the night. It was wonderful to welcome all of the primary school pupils, teachers, parents and friends who attended on the night. All of the primary pupils thoroughly impressed, with their teamwork and knowledge, during ten rounds of questioning. Spectacular lucky dip spot prizes and refreshments were very popular among the eager pupils at the half-time break. As the end of the quiz came to a close, excitement was high as the top three placed teams became apparent.

Congratulations to Broadford N.S who were overall winners, with Dromina N.S coming in second place and Mahoonagh N.S in third place. Thank you and well done to all the teams from Tullylease, Dromina, Ashford, Dromcollogher, Ballyagran, Raheenagh, Mahoonagh, Feenagh, Ballingarry, Newtownshandrum and Broadford, who took part on the night and we look forward to seeing you next year!