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BT YOUNG SCIENTIST &Technology Exhibition 3008 10th , 11th & 12th January , R. D.S . Dublin

A welcome message from Chris Clark

Ta an Taispeantas Eolai Og na Bliana BT ar an saol anois le 44 bhliain, agus sa treimhse sin to coil bainte amach aige mar ceann de na h-ocaidi eolaiochta, teicneolaiochta agus matamaitice is mo ar domhan. Tugann an taispeantas seo leis do dhaoine oga ar fud na tire ar fad teacht le ceile chun teoirici an iniuchadh, chun teicneolalochtai nua a aimsiu agus chun leinn na h-eolaiochta a chur chun cinn i gcoitinne.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, now in its 44th year, is one of the finest showcases in the world for science, technology and mathematics. This all island exhibition provides a platform for our young scientists and technologists to come together to investigate theories, discover new technologies and advance current knowledge through innovation.




Caithfear Eire a chur chun cinn i gconai mar eachnamaiocht faisneise. Creidimidne go gcabhrionn ar urraiocht agus er dtiomantas don taispeantas seo Chun suim agus diogras a spreagadh i measc na


scoileanna, agus go gcothaionn se na sain-scileanna sin ate de dhith go gear on dtir seo. Cruthaionn an rath ata ar an taispeantas seo gur fiu ar urraiocht air. Bh nios mo tograi san iomaiocht i mbliana na mar a bhi riamh cheanna, agus thainig said o 31 de na 32 contaetha. Chomh maith le sin, bhi bua suantasach ag buaiteoir na bliana seo, Abdul Abubakar, ag an 196 Comortas Eolaiochta an Aontais Eorpaigh d'eolaithe oga i Valencia na


Spaine sa rannog Matamaitice mi Mhean Fhomhair seo chaite.


Is abhar mortas d6inne a ra gur thainig meadu faoi dho ar lion na n-iarratastharthreimhse 6 bhliana agus an comortas faoi threoir BT. Ta se seo nios suantasai fos nuair a chuireann to san aireamh go raibh laghdu sa treimhse ceanna ar lion an ndaltai a bhi ag gabhail le h-eolaiocht ag an dara leibheal.

Ba mhaith liom aitheantas a thabhairt do roinnt daoine; gan iad, ni bheadh aon Taispeantas Eolai Og ann ar chor ar bith:


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Continued focus is needed on developing Ireland as a knowledge economy. We believe that our investment in, and commitment to, this exhibition encourages schools throughout the island to have a passion and interest in those very skills that will help Ireland advance and thrive. The success of the event endorses our investment and commitment. A record number of projects were entered this year from 31 counties across Ireland. And previous winners have gone on to enjoy success at a European level with BT Young Scientist of the Year 2007, Abdul Abubakar, winning First Prize in Mathematics at the 19th European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Valencia, Spain last September. It is also gratifying to note that, under BT's stewardship, the volume of projects entered into the Young Scientist competition has almost doubled over the past six years. This is even more remarkable if we consider that the number of students taking science subjects at second level has declined during the same period.

There are a number of people I would like to acknowledge, for without their input there would be no Young Scientist.

Ar an gcead dul sios ba mhaith liom buiochas a ghabhail leis na m6inteoiri a thugann an oiread sin spreagtha agus c6naimh do na daltai oga. Chomh maith leo si6d, ba mhaith liom buiochas a ghabhail leis na mic leinn iad fain as ucht a ndiograis agus as ucht a bhfiosracht ar an saol mor-thimpeall orthu, agus ni feidir dearmad a dheanamh ar na tuismitheoiri a thugann cabhair agus misneach doibh i gconai.

Firstly, I would like to thank the teachers for their positive support which provides the necessary motivation to stimulate young minds. Next, my thanks to the students themselves for their enthusiasm, drive and questioning of the world around them and also to their parents and guardians for giving that all important encouragement.

Ar deireadh, cuimhnimis ar na breithimh a d'oibrigh chomh than sin thar na blianta, agus is da bharr si6d a thainig rath ar an gcomortas le 44 bhliain anuas. Ta na breithimh neamhspleach go h-iomlan agus tagann said o reimse leathan d'institiuidi leinn agus on earnail tionscail ar fud na tire. Gabhaim buiochas leo go lair mar go gcuireann said a gcuid ama agus a gcuid ndiograis ar fail d6inn go flaithi6il.

Lastly, we should not forget our judges, as their work has helped the competition survive and flourish for 44 years. The judging panel acts completely independently and is drawn from academia and industry across Ireland. I thank them all most sincerely for their dedication and for giving their time so generously.

Ba mhaith liom mo bhuiochas a ghabhail leis an Aire, Mary Hanafin agus a comhghlachaithe sa Roinn Oideachais agus Eolaiochta, agus in a dteanta sin, na h-urraithe eile agus gach einne ata bainteach leis an taispeantas. Is buaiteoiri iad uile na mic leinn ata ag leiriu a gcuid tograi anseo san RDS an tseachtain seo, agus gabhaim comhgairdeachas leo go lair go bhfuil said cailithe don bhabhta cheannais. Gach rath oraibh anois agus amach anseo sa todhcai.

I would also like to thank Minister Mary Hanafin and her colleagues at the Department of Education and Science, plus all of our co-sponsors and exhibitors for their support. The students who are showcasing their projects this week in t R.D.S. are already winners. I would like to congratulate them making it through to the finals here in the R.D.S. I wish you e

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Awards 2008

BT YOUNG SCIENTIST & Technology Exhibition 2008 BTW ' Supported by

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to an Individual, a Best Group Award will also be made. If the title BT Young Scientists of the Year is awarded to a Group, a Best Individual Award will be made.

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Special Awards

projects. The prizes take the form of 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Institute of Physics in Ireland

prizes in Junior, Intermediate and Senior sections of

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1. Chemical Physical and Mathematical Sciences 2. Technology 3. Social and Behavioural Sciences


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4. Biological and Ecological Sciences The prizes are as follows: • 1st prize of €300/E210 for both Individual and Group projects



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10P Institute of Physics In Ireland

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Abdul's winning project was entitled "An extension of Wiener's Attack on RSA.

Category Awards There are 36 prizes for Individuals and 36 prizes for Group

each of the four categories:

f) safefood

Minister for Education & Science, Mary Hanafin T. D. with Mike Maloney COO of BT Ireland, presented the BT Young Scientist of the Year 2007 Award to Abdul Abubakar, from Synge Street, CBS Dublin.

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Rolls-Royce Science Prize

Central Fisheries Board



Astronomy Ireland

The Irish Centre for Talented Youth

Naturally Wild

Order of Malta

Irish Universities Promoting Science

Geological Survey of Ireland

Air Corps

Tipperary Institute


Galic. • The President's Award

Royal Society of Chemistry

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Department of Environment. Heritage and Local Government

Science Spin

Pharmachemical Ireland

Sustainable E" 1191110W

Down Syndrome Ireland


Dubbin Zoo


European Commission' s Joint Research Centre

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Pfizer Wyeth

• 2nd prize of €225 /f157. 50 for both Individual and Group projects

• 3rd prize of €150/f 105 for both Individual and Group projects

Eli Lilly Comhar Environmental Protection Agency Science Foundation Ireland Patents Office Self Help in collaboration with Irish Aid ERP Forensic Science Laboratory The Marine Institute Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland The Health Research Board safefood Road Safety Authority Royal College of Surgeons Foras Na Gaeilge

In the event of a tie in any category, the prize money will

Marie Keating Foundation

be split equally.

ASH Ireland

A number of Highly Commended and Display awards will be awarded in each category by the panel of judges.

Travel Awards Intel Student Award Analog Devices Student Award Intel and Analog Devices Educator of Excellence Awards



Winners of the intel Student Award at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition receive an all expenses trip to the USA to represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). This is a fabulous opportunity to network and create friendships with other young people from all over the world. Ardit Kroni won the Intel Student Award in 2007 and can be seen here with his teacher Jim Cooke, representing Ireland at the Intel ISEF in Phoenix, Arizona.

This Student award is presented to an Individual or Group for outstanding work exhibited in the Technology category. The prize consists of a trophy plus an all expenses paid trip to America, visiting the Analog Devices Headquarters in Boston and our plant in San Francisco as the guest(s) of Analog Devices. During this trip, students have the opportunity to visit third level institutes at the cutting edge of technological research and sample the diversity of American culture. Finally, Analog Devices will donate â&#x201A;Ź2500 to the winning student(s) school, towards its science laboratory equipment fund. Adam Magill and Matthew McCartney, both pupils of the Abbey Grammar School , Newry, Co. Down were our winners in 2007. Adam and Matthew are both pictured below with Bill Hunt of Analog Devices in the R.D .S. last

Young Scientist Judges 2008 BT Chairperson Emer Kennedy

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Dr. Anne Breslin Dr. Stephen Connon Prof. Sean Corish Dr. Padraig Dunne Prof. Pat Guiry Prof. Frank Imbusch Prof. Tom Laffey Dr. Michael McGrath Dr. Eoin O'Neill Dr. Rachel Quinlan Dr. Tony Scott Dr. Orla Feely

Dr. Michael Byrne Mr. John Dunnion Dr. Carol Gibbons Mr. Leonard Hobbs Mr. Bill Hunt Mr. Barry Kennedy Mr. Owen Mackessy Mr. Aaron McCormack Mr. Tom O'Dwyer Ms. Ann O'Sullivan

The Intel Educator Award was won by Ms, Audrey Byrne from Lucan Community College. This prize was an all expenses trip to the USA to attend the Intel Educator of Excellence Academy which also took place in Phoenix, Arizona. Audrey can be seen here receiving her award from Mr Eamonn Sinnott, Fab24 Plant Manager, Intel Ireland.

The winners of the 2008 Intel awards will represent Ireland at the Intel ISEF and the Intel Educator Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

ISEF has been sponsored by Intel since 1997. It is the worlds largest celebration of science showcasing the worlds most promising scientists and inventors. Through education programmes such as the Intel ISEF, intel works to inspire and educate children in communities around the world in the areas of science, mathematics and engineering.

January. In their project, entitled 'Moto Xtra Safe' they developed a unique design that aided the safety of anyone driving a quad bike. The students had carried out research into the cause of accidents from the riding of quad bikes, a popular activity in their area. From their research, three principle reasons of serious injury from quad bike accidents were identified, namely driving without a helmet; pillion passengers falling from rear of bike; and bike continuing to run after a rider had fallen from bike in an accident resulting in rider being rolled over. The project then provided safety measures to prevent these types of accidents from happening.

Analog Devices also recognises the dedication and hard work of the educator through its sponsorship of the Analog Devices Educator of Excellence Award. This award is presented to the teacher whose commitment and encouragement has consistently enables their students to participate successfully in the technology section at the exhibition . The winner will receive the Analog Devices Trophy plus an all expenses paid trip to America Ms. Lisa Kiely from Castletroy College, Castletroy, Co. Limerick took the award in 2007. She is pictured below with Ann O ' Sullivan of Analog Devices.


pical Sciences Dr. Lucy Byrnes Dr. Joe Caffrey Dr. Brid Crombie-Quilty Dr. Catherine Dalton Dr. Billy Fitzgerald Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick Mr. Hubert Fuller Prof. Mary Garrett Prof. Michael Hennerty Dr. Mary Kelly-Quinn Dr. Ursula MacEvilly Dr. Declan Murray Dr. Padraig O'Kiely Dr. Kathy O'Boyle Prof. John O'Halloran Prof. Bruce Osborne Dr. Lesley Powell Dr. Dagmar Stengel Dr. Dermot Walls

Social & Behavioural Sciences Mr. Sidney Blain Dr. Joe Brady Dr. Barry Brunt Ms. Annette Cahalane Ms. Edel Conway Prof. Ray Fuller Prof. Des Gillmor Dr. Kevin Hourihan Mr. Des Hourihane Mr. Jim Hourihane Dr. Jones Irwin Mr. Frank Kavanagh Dr. Angela Leahy Dr. Maeve Martin Mr. Des McCafferty Mr. Des McCluskey Mr. Ciaran McCullagh Mr. Paid McGee Dr. Paul McKeown Mr. Seamus McLoone Dr. Des McQuaid Ms. Lynda McSweeney Dr. Niamh Moore Prof. Aidan Moran Ms. Ruby Morrow Mr. Paddy O'Dwyer Mr. John O'Leary Dr. Thomas Quigley Miss Bride Rosney Dr. David Silke

Special Awards Panel Ms. Roisin Burke Mr. Seamus Doyle Dr. Larry Taylor


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Chemical Physical & Mathematical

(UVB) rays from sunlight

Teacher: Paul Nugent

Teacher: James Mcgrath

patterns an symmetrical patterns i will calculate the fractal dimensions of each path and mathematically analyse their gait School: Our Ladys College - Drogheda

- Castleblayney Teacher: Jimmy Brophy

School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir Ceanainn Teacher: Micheal O Giobuin

Stand no: 1311 Student(s): Ross Greaney, Scott Hughes Title: Domestic Recycling - How Much

Legally Bought Air Guns

Student(s): Terri Mc Laughlin

Stand no: 1305

Does It Really Cost?

Title: Frankenfoods

Overview: The aim of this project is to

Title: To Use Or Not To Use, That Is

Student(s): Aife Caomhanach, Isabelle

investigate that legally bought air

The Question? Overview: A project to develop an indicator which would show whether sun creams were still viable or not, In other words whether the sun cream still had a factor 15 or above School: St Mary's College - Derry Teacher: Ann Blanking

Ni Eochagain, Vivienne Bhreathnach

Overview: We are measuring the quantities of water (hot & cold) used in a number of households to wash recycling. We will find out how much it costs to do this per kg of recycled waste

Overview: We wish to investigate and compare the nutritional value of genetically modified foods to naturally grown foods using a series of chemical tests School: Athlone Community College

School: St. Alibe's School - Tipperary

Teacher: James Mcgrath

Stand no: 1007

Title: To Find The Optimum Structure ,

Its Highest Apogee

Student(s): Sean Totterdell Title: Are Volcanos All That Unpredictable Overview: My project is to see

Overview: This p roject tests four

whether we can predict when

have affected them and the instances

Stand no: 1109

different sized unmodified PET bottle

of frost and ice

Student(s): Eimear Maguire

rockets . Using varying amounts of

volcanoes are about to erupt by counting the amount of small

water and compressed air to find the

earthquakes before the eruption

School: Loreto College - Foxrock Teacher: Helen Hennessy

Ballsbridge Teacher: Patrick McGrath Stand no: 1008 Student(s): Jack Carolan

are capable of a fatal shot School: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal - Blarney Teacher: Sean Foley

Title: An Investigation Into The

Presence Of The Fibonacci In The

Stand no: 1306

Roisin Ralph, Jodie Bullivant

Title: Hockey Sticks: Wood Or

Roberts-Allen, Nicola Kerr

Overview: In our project we investigate

Title: Watching Paint Dry

Overview: We will cover boxes with

Overview: We are carrying out

rational estimates for irrational

and the rhythm of the text

Overview: Investigating the factors

insulating materials. We'll place a

calorimetric experiments on

School: St Louis Secondary School Dundalk Teacher: Siobhan Greer

that affect the drying time of paint -

ringing bell inside them, and measure

firelighters to see which releases the

temperature material painted and

the sound coming out using a sound

most energy and which lasts longer

what are the best materials for hockey sticks how different features of the stick make a sticks price change School: Bandon Grammar School Teacher: Edward Gash

type of paint

Stand no: 1110 Student(s): Sarah-Jane Scully Title: The Allergy Solution

Teacher: Sharon Connolly

level meter School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green, Dublin

and which brand is the most powerful (rate of energy release) School: St. Alibe's School - Tipperary

Stand no: 1404 Student(s): Ross Bateman,

Teacher: Yseult Whitaker

Teacher: Kieran O'Dwyer

Shepherd's Delight Red Sky At Overview: I am going to investigate

playing tennis is there a difference in distance and speed between stopping on contact with the ball or following

and computer programming for

:Red sky at night shepherd's delight ,

through on the stroke

red sky at morning shepherd's

School: St Peter's College - Dunboyne

School: Alexandra College - Milltown Teacher: Niamh Mcshane

warnin g and see if it's true

Teacher: Catherine Clair

School: Gort Community School

accuracy. I shall also include interactive demonstrations in my project

Stand no: 1313

Pressure On A Tennis Ball When

Student(s): Fergal Rowe, Sean Walsh, Arthur 0 Sullivan Title: Folklore Weather Forecasts: Fact

Bowled Like A Cricket Ball Overview: we will use tennis balls to test out different swing methods in

Or Fiction

cricket e.g. on a tennis ball we will

Overview: To test the accuracy and/or scientific merit of folklore weather forecasting's

wrap one side in cello tape this cello tape would equal a shiny side on a cricket ball

School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir

Stand no: 1307 Student(s): Gearoid Neville, Michael Mcgrath, Title: Wind Energy Potential In North Clare Overview: We are going to measure wind speeds at 5 sites over a two month period to assess the suitability of the sites for small wind generators

School: St. Geralds College - Castlebar

School: Bandon Grammar School


School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

Teacher: Brendan Mchugh

Teacher: Edward Gash

Stand no: 1314

Stand no: 1405 Student(s): Mark Synott, Conor Keating, Stephen Noone Title: Ball Tampering-Is It Worth It?

Overview: A project to compare the

Student(s): Aoise Molloy,

dissolution times (rates) in (i) water

Kate Mc Elroy, Taylor Feeney

Title: An Rata Tuaslagadh De Chinealach Difriula Ibuprofen Overview: We will be testing different brands of Ibuprofen to determine which dissolves the quickest, therefore delivering the fastest pain relief

Student(s): Ara 6 Daimhin

Stand no: 1009

Title: Promhadh Seileach Ar Lorg

range of Allergy (hay fever)

Student(s): Rosanna Irwin



find out how people think in chase

players taking shots, attempting to

Overview: To provide a less intrusive alternative to a blood sampling to show the presence of marijuana in a driver using saliva School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir

School: St Mary's College - Derry Teacher: Ann Blanking

Overview: My project will attempt to

Title: What Makes A Good Gaelic Football Kicker? Overview: I propose to film some

Senior Individual

Sam Hunter, Lawerence Pybus

Title: To Investigate The Effect Of Air

Stand no: 1301

Stand no: 1104

and (ii) simulated stomach acid of a

put the ball over the bar. I will then

Student(s): Holly Fleming, Madeline

Junior Group

Composite What The Difference?

Title: To Investigate Red Sky At Night

slow it down by 16 in order to analyse how the point of collision affects the outcome of the kick School: St. Joseph's Secondary School

Stand no: 1312 Student(s): Carmel Lonergan,

Of Firelighters-Does Zip Really Last Longer?

shall use straightforward mathematics

natural world School: Bandon Grammar School Teacher: Edel Mcgovern

Stand no: 1403

School: Gaelcholaiste Na Mara - Arklow Teacher: Padraig O'Meachair

Title: Comparing The Thermal Output

Overview: To investigate when

and how this can be linked to the

Teacher: Kieran O ' Dwyer

Student(s): Martha Fitzgerald, Sinead Mcdonagh, Isobel Jones Title: Can You Hear Me Now?

Title: Follow Through!.

Stand no: 1003 Student(s): Killian Long Title: The Maths Of Chase

cover, for 100 days

empty tins, milk cartons etc. for

Stand no: 1300 Student(s): David Howley, Peter Keane

Student(s): Mark Gibbons

Teacher: Edward Gash

Title: Dea-Aimsir Nb Droch-Aimsir Overview: We set up our own weather station. We measured rainfall, temperatures, humidity, wind speed and direction, pressure, and cloud

Overview: This project is to investigate the presence of the Fibonacci sequence in written text and the relationship between these numbers

Stand no: 1103 Student(s): Clara Ottewill Title: Diophantine Approximation Overview: I intend to find good numbers, e.g. pi, square-root 2 etc. I

School: Bandon Grammar School

guns that are purchasable by any age,

Stand no: 1203

Rhythm Of Text

School: St Conleths College -

Teacher: Theresa Gannon

School - Lisdoonvarna


Stand no: 1200

Teacher: Micheal 0 Giobuin

Student(s): Con Quigley

Stand no: 1004

- Navan

Stand no: 1105 Student(s): Caragh Stapleton

Title: A Mathematical Investigation Into The Nature And Equation Of 3 Dimensional Lines

Stand no: 1302 Student(s): Seamus Mac Conaglaigh, Jason Orr, Padraig 0 Gallagher

Student(s): Conor Whooley

Teacher: Moire O'Sullivan

Title: How Clean Is Our River?

Overview: I propose to investigate the

Title: Comparaid A Dheanamhidir

Megan Heffernan, Emily Long

Overview: I wish to test our local river for pollution using a variety of chemical tests and find a possible cause and solution to any problems found School: Grennan College Thomastown

nature of 3-D lines I believe that the

Leibheail'Ozone' Talamh I Mbaile

Title: To Determine The Effect

Student(s): Colm Finlay, Thomas Wyse Jackson Title: Wind Energy For Outdoor Adventure Overview: We are experimenting with

general 3-D formula is more

MdrAgus Amuigh Faoir Tuath

Temperature Concentration And Particle

toy mills linked to a battery charger to

complicated then is understood today

Overview: We are trying find the

Size Has On The Rate Of Reaction

see if it would be possible to generate

is the most efficient way of tampering

School: Colaiste Chriost Ri - Cork Teacher: Susan O'Connell

ozone grow level in a town and in

Overview: We want to investigate

enough energy to charge a battery

the country School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir Ceanainn Teacher: Micheal 0 Giobuin

when outdoors School: The High School - Rathgar Teacher: Carol Whitford

Stand no: 1303

what effect temperature concentration and particle size has on the rate of a chemical reaction School: Presentation Secondary School - Thurles

School: Catholic University School Lower Leeson Street, Dublin

Sound Patterns

Student(s): Conor 0 Braonain, Conor

Teacher: Olivia 0 Brien

Overview: My project "Mathematical

Mac Giolla Bhain, Ciaran 0 Ceanainn

analysis of the sound patterns" is to investigate the relationship between categories of sounds. Sounds like car engine and running water will be recorded School: Our Ladys College - Drogheda Teacher: Frances O'Reegan

Title: Staidear A Dheanamh Ar Na

Gcoinniollacha A Chuireann Isteach Ar 'Sar-Fhuar6' Overview: The goal of this project is to investigate what effects the super cooling of water School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir


Title: Productive Uses Of Cycling Overview: I wish to investigate how I

Stand no: 1010

can convert ener gy exerted while

Student(s): Killian Farrell

c y cling into electrical energy that will

Stand no: 1005

Title: A Study Of The Application Of Chaos Theory In Weather Forecasting Overview: Studying the application of Chaos Theory to the forecasting of the behaviour of the Global Weather System School: Templeogue College

Student(s): Darren Martyn

Teacher: Una Keenan

be used to charge a battery School: Belvedere College - Dublin Teacher: Jemma Egan

Title: Household Led Lighting System

Overview: The project is about using an LED li g htin g s y stem to light up the entire household and provide plans and ideas for future versions School: Calasanctius College Oranmore Teacher: Helen Van Eesbeck


Teacher: Mary Byrne

with a view to carry out tests on the

Stand no: 1402 Student(s): Bronwyn Reid Mcdermott, Clara O ' Neill

Stand no: 1108 Student(s): Ciaran Buckley Title: Investigation Into The Danger Of

Student(s): Clan Mcleod

Mornin g She p herd's Warning

School: Athlone Community College

School: Our Lady's Secondary School

Stand no: 1001

Stand no: 1002

School: St Dominic's High School - Sutton

Teacher: Nigel O Fearraigh

Stand no: 1102 Student(s): Laura Clarke Title: Climate Change And Icy Roads In Ireland Overview: An investigation into road surface temperatures over the last ten years and how climate change may

School: Balbriggan Community College

golf balls

ultraviolet-A (UVA( and ultraviolet-B

sub-topics associated with simple cables and building a scale model School: Eureka Secondary School - Kells

Teacher: Frances O'Reegan

ri g ht size and ratio of contents to achieve the maximum apogee

and with a certain part of the foot

relationship between five specific

Title: Physics Of The Yoyo

Overview: my project is a mathematical

Unmodified Water Rocket To Achieve

sunscreen products for blocking

investigation into the paths left by

Snail Trails

And Volume Of Contents Of An

aerodynamics of eight brands of

and physical experiments to determine

snails i will look for geometrical

Student(s): Eileen Odonovan

Teacher: Cornelia Hourihan

when struck in a certain place, speed

their unique properties and uses

Title: A Mathematical Analysis Of

relationship between these properties School: Ardscoil Phobal Bheanntrai

measure the effectiveness of different

Leitir Ceannain

Stand no: 1000

properties e . g . diameter weight string

Overview: The goal of our project is to

lattices involving mathematic models

Overview: The aim of my project is to construct a parabolic solar distillation still which will help increase the efficiency rate of existing distillationstills School: Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair -

Stand no: 1006 Student(s): Elenora Horan

thickness and establish any

Student(s): Cathal Waldron, James Donnellan Title: The Aerodynamics Of A Golf Ball Overview: Design a golf ball launcher

Stand no: 1304 Student(s): Cait Ni Giolla Ruaidh, Aoise Ni Mhaolmuaidh, Taylor Feeney Title: An T-Eifeachtas Ata Ag Grianscagaire Difriula

Stand no: 1101 Student(s): Helen Miff Title: To Investigate The Mathematics Of Simple Cables Overview: I am investigating the mathematics of simple cables and the

Junior Individual

Overview: To examine the physics of the yoyo considering its physical

Stand no: 1401

Stand no: 1310 Student(s): Iseult O'Donnell, Roisin Skwirbat Title: Curl Like Carlos Overview: Our project is to investigate the various directions footballs travel

Stand no: 1202 Student(s): Patrick Kerr Title: Acoustic Band Gaps-Where More Is Less Overview: A scientific investigation into acoustic band gaps and phononic

Intermediate - Individual

Teacher: Nicola Murphy

Stand no: 1106 Student(s): Mel O'Leary Title: To Learn More About The Nature Of A Bouncy Ball Overview: In this project I plan to

Stand no: 1100 Student(s): Niamh Mc Gowan Title: Fruit Numbers? Overview: A project to measure the total salicylate content in a selection of fruits and vegetables School: St Mary's College - Derry Teacher: Ann Blanking

discover whether or not a bouncy ball displays features of a chaotic system School: Lucan Community College Teacher: Aisling Quirke

Stand no: 1107 Student(s): Emma Ni Fhearraigh Title: Rogha Eile Ar Dhroigeadh Grianda

Stand no: 1201 Student(s): Dada Oyinlola Title: Mathematical Analysis Of

Teacher: Micheal 0 Giobuin

Teacher: John Sims

Teacher: Micheal 0 Giobuin

Stand no: 1308 Student(s): Julianne O'Connell,

Intermediate Group

Overview: In this project we plan to

investigate if ball tampering is worth the risk of getting banned and which

Teacher: Ruth Hickey

Stand no: 1406 Student(s): Ruairi 0 Donnchadha, Donall Mac Giolla Bhain,

Stand no: 1400

Clan 0 Gallachoir

Stand no: 1309

Student(s): William Cosgrave,

Title: An T-Eifeacht Ata Ag Ceimic

Student(s): Lorcan Miller, Paul Jarvis

Adam Byrne, Shane Vickers

Title: The Use Of Fruit Dyes On A Gratzel Solar Cell Overview: To test which fruit dye will

Title: A Comparison Of Bluetooth And Infra Red On Phone Overview: Research, test and compare

Lasair Mhoillitheach Ar Crann Siorghlas Overview: The aim of our project is to determine the effects of different flame-retardant chemicals on the

produce the most power when put on

the capability and range of Bluetooth

combustion of a particular

a gratzel solar cell

technology and infra red on mobile phones

evergreen tree

School: St Andrews College - Blackrock Teacher: Hilary Rimbi

School: Abbey Community College -

School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir Ceanainn


Teacher: Micheal 0 Giobuin

Teacher: Mairead Lennon


Stand no: 1407

School: Confey Community College-Leixlip

Green, Dublin

Student(s): Darragh Breathnach,

Teacher: Rachel Linney

Teacher: Yseult Whitaker

Manus McCole, Conal Mcginley Title: Airde Ti?An E Fachtoir Neamhchasuil? Overview: We want to find out if the height at which the tee is placed affects initial aspects of a ball after it has been hit School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir Ceanainn Teacher: Micheal 0 Giobuin

Stand no: 1408 Student(s): Clara Mulvihill, Aoife Duggan Title: What Are The Odds!

Title: To Improve The Efficiency Of Tungsten Light Bulbs

Stand no: 1414

Stand no: 1420

Student(s): Keara Mc Glinchey,

Student(s): Karen Donnelly, Juliet Dodd, Jacinta Dempsey Title: A Gym That Generates Its Own Power Supply

Leanne Roan, Linda Friel Title: What Materials Work Best In A Sandbag For Blocking Floodwaters? Overview: The purpose of this

Overview: We'll investigate creating a

experiment was to see what materials work the best in a sandbag for

gym that satisfies its own power

preventing a flood

School: Deele College - Lifford Teacher: Mary Gibbons Stand no: 1415 Student(s): Amy Moore, Mary Maher, Clara Horan

needs) Kinetic energies converted into electrical energy this energy can be

Overview: To create a bulb that produces more light than heat and to investigate the quality and quantity of

tungsten used in a light bulb School: Salesian College - Celbridge Teacher: Sinead Green Stand no: 1427

Green, Dublin

Student(s): Eoghan O'Sullivan, Mark Murray, Sean O'Sullivan Title: Can Styrofoam be used as fuel? Overview: We intend to subject

Teacher: Yseult Whitaker

Styrofoam to pyrolysis in order turn it

used to power equipment

School: Loreto College - St Stephens

Stand no: 1432 Student(s): Carrie Keenan, Sarah Laverty, Christine Caffrey Title: What Percentage Of T.Y. Girls Can Sing On Relative Pitch? Does Singing On Relative Pitch Depend On

or other multiple bets School: St Laurence College Loughlinstown

Teacher: Anthony Carolan

Teacher: Tony Mcgennis

Student(s): Anthony Coates,

The Age Or Musical Background Of

Student(s): Charlene Curran,

The Subject? Overview: We will calculate the percentage of T.Y. students who can sing on relative pitch. We will then survey them to find out their musical background

Dervla O'Connell, Carey Hasson Title: Fuel For Thought Overview: A project to investigate the

School: St Vincent's Secondary School

- Dundalk Teacher: John White

Stand no: 1504 Anthony Murphy,

tand no: 1438

calorific content per g of various fuels

(both commercial and homemade from household rubbish), that can be burnt in an alternative energy heating system

Title: The Significance Of A Dominant

Collision As An Indicator Of Success In Rugby-A Further Investigation. Overview: The aim of this project is to statistically analyse the collisions, scums, rucks, mauls, tackles as an indictor to success in the game of rugby using the top eight teams in the World Cup 2007 from the quarter

Stand no: 1510 Student(s): Kevin Walsh, Roisin Curtin, Christy Storer Title: Rip Currents At Lahinch Beach Overview: It is intended to measure the velocity of the rip currents on Lahinch beach and to predict the rip

current traits under certain conditions School: Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna Teacher: Sarah Moore tand no: 1511 Student(s): Sarah Gahan,

School: St Mary's College - Derry

finals onwards

Katy Watson, Brian Delaney

Teacher: Ann Blanking

Schoo: Balbriggan Community College Teacher: Theresa Gannon

Title: Variations In Domestic

Michael Conwell, Nial Mcelhatton

Overview: We plan to test water

Overview: The goal of this project is

Overview: Investigating the composition

Stand no: 1428

Title: Phosphates Down Our Drains Overview: We are trying to find out how we could reduce the levels of phosphates from washing machine waste water before it goes for treatment Schoo: Scoil Chonglais - Baltinglass

Student(s): Slobhan Weir,

Water Supply

Teacher: Eileen Gallagher

Transmission Of Vehicle Unlocking

and how it varies from house to house

affects a player's shooting percentage

Systems By Cellular Phone

Stand no: 1512

Student(s): David 0 Mahony, Daniel Waugh,

Aine O'halloran, Sinead Liddy Title: Using Energy Beads To Test How Effective Different Sun creams Really

Overview: An investigation of water

to determine if the ball's starting position for shooting a basketball

Title: An Investigation Into The

of fog and whether or not a circuit can detect the presence of fog in order to save lives on Irish roads School: Dominican College - Drumcondra

samples from various towns and from Aluminium cooking utensils to find out if they comply with EU standards of Aluminium

and the reasons for this

School: St Wolstan's Community

Overview: An investigation into the

Student(s): Aoife Mckeon,

School: Loreto Convent - Letterkenny

Are And Developing A Method For

Aisling O'Farrell, Sarah Shields

Title: How Green Are Alternative Blo-

Teacher: Susan Kenny

The Promotion Of Positive Skin Care In The Sun

School - Celbridge

School - Celbridge Teacher: Paula Kirrane

transmission of vehicle unlocking

Teacher: Mick Moriarty

School: St Wolstan's Community

systems by cellular phone in terms of feasibility and variation School: Christian Brothers' GS- Omagh

Tite: Radon Levels In Our Water And Environment

Teacher: Kate Mcbride

of Radon gas - the radioactive decay of uranium in our water and in our

Overview: A mathematical and statistical study on the odds offered and requested on internet betting

exchange sites during sporting events to identify cross market correlations School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Teacher: Karma Lyne Stand no: 1409

Fuels In Relation To Carbon Emissions? Overview: We plan to investigate whether or not blo-fuels give off

more carbon emissions than fossil fuels and are as potentially harmful to our atmosphere School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Teacher: Fiona 0 Sullivan Stand no: 1410

Student(s): Eoin Callaghan, Douglas Halligan Title: The Effects Of Air Pollution On

Title: Can A Circuit Be Triggered By Fog To Automatically Turn On Fog Lights

Anne Mc Menamin

On A Vehicle And In Turn Save Lives?

Title: Are We Foiled By Aluminium?

Stand no: 1416

Student(s): Sinead Nichathain, Eithne Nicdhomhnaill, Fiona Nicheirisc Title: Ce Hiad Na Tairgi Coitianta A

Stand no: 1422 Student(s): Kerri-Maire Delaney, Deirdre Swaine

Bhainimid Undid As In A Mbionn

Title: The Level Of Chlorine Contained

'Parabens' lontu

In Lettuce.

Overview: Rlnneadh staidear

Overview: We discovered that lettuce

ar'parbens' le deanai agus thainig eolaithe orthu i gcnoc ailse. D'fhoghlaimid go bhfuil siad le fail i tairgi coibanta mar shampla: dibholaioch School: Gealcholaiste Reachrann -

is washed in chlorine so we began to wonder could it be dangerous & if so how much is too much? School: Lucan Community College Teacher: Aisling Quirke

Domhnach Mide

Overview: The aim of our project is to

Teacher: Jacinta Ni Dhubhain

Teacher: Anne Mc Hugh

Stand no: 1411 Student(sl: Susan O'Connor, Sinead O'Sullivan, Caitriona Morris Title: Local Variations Over Time In Temperature And Rainfall In South West Kerry Overview: In this geography project we intend to investigate if temperature and rainfall have changed over a period of time in our local area and possible reasons for this Schoo: Colaiste na Sceilge - Caherciveen Teacher. Orlaith O'Sullivan Stand no: 1412

Student(s): Jack 0 Broin, Brian 0 Rlada Title: Teannas Sa Leadoige? Overview: Conas a chuireann teannas

into styrene oil. We will refine this oil

Stand no: 1421 Student(s): Chloe Coyle, Jessica Neely,

The Performance Of Solar Cells

see the effects that some common air pollutants have on solar cells We are setting out to see what changes occur to the performance of the solar cell as the light travels through various pollutants

Stand no: 1417 Student(s): Lucy Gleeson, Amy Hannigan

Stand no: 1423 Student(s): Orla Fox, Rachel Mannning, Ashleigh Connors Title: Aluminium And Deodorants

Title: An Investigation To Find The

Overview: To investigate the quantity

Weakest Point On The Structure Of An

of aluminium present in deodorants

Egg Shell

due to the theory that aluminium can

Overview: we plan on applying force

be one of the causes of breast cancer School: Mount Sackville Secondary School - Chapelizod Teacher. Jennifer Simmons

to specific measured angle on an eggshell and in doing this to pin point the weakest angle point on an egg

School: Loreto College - Foxrock Teacher: Helen Hennessay

Stand no: 1418 Student(s): Roisin Corcoran, Estelle Purcell, Title: Swigging The Lead; Are There Heavy Metals In Your Coffee? Overview: We will investigate the

amount of lead and cadmium in coffee beans we will go to NUI Maynooth to carry out our experiment

School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green, Dublin Teacher: Yseult Whitaker

Stand no: 1424

Student(s): Catherine Nic Fhloinn, Aine Nic Fhloinn, Sarah Nic Suibhne Title: What Effects Viscosity? Caidd A Chuireann lsteach Ar Slaodacht Overview: In our project we will carry out various tests on Newtonian and Non Newtonian Fluids to determine what effects their viscosity We will also

analyse the mathematics of the topic School: Pobalncoil Ghaoth Dobhair Leitir Ceannain Teacher: Susan Ni Loinsigh Stand no: 1425

Distances And How Road Surfaces

Student( s): Nathan Moran, Timothy 0' Callaghan, Ricardo Freire Title: Converted Chimneys Overview: To develop a filter for use on domestic chimneys which will

Stand no: 1413

Affect Braking Efficiency

reduce or eliminate carbon monoxide

Student(s): Aisling Breen, Maire Concanon, Shona Mc Grath Title: Investigating Parachute Flights

Overview: We hope to investigate if a

and Nitrogen Oxide output

car's braking distance depends on a road's surface and if the components of a road surface contribute to a cars braking efficiency School: Loreto College - St Stephens

Srhonl Presentation College - Askoa

an sreang sa ralcead leadoige isteach ar an cluiche School: Colaiste Pobal Osrai - Kilkenny Teacher: Madailin Mhic Chana

Overview: We aim to investigate the

best weight to surface area ratio for


Andrew Keating, Simon Munro

a parachute

Stand no: 1419

Student(s): Aine Kenny O'Shea, Emma Mc Donnell, Lorna Begley Title: Investigation Into Braking

to see if it can be used as fuel School: Salesian College - Celbridge Teacher: Sinead Greene

Student(s): Rebecca Murphy,

Maeve Kenny, Meg O'Connor

tand no: 1439

Student(s): Gillian Keenan, Celine Joy Title: Improving Your Basketball Skills

Teacher. Louise Ward

Senior Group

Overview: This project will use energy

Stand no: 1505 Student(s): Ryan Byrne,

Overview: Studying the occurrence

Stand no: 1434 Student(s): Tadhg O'Flynn,

Stand no: 1500

Micheal Brosnan, Seamus Sheehan

Student(s): Robin Flake, Finn Krewer

Stand no: 1506


Title: An Investigation Into The

Title: Virtual Lab 3D

Student(s): Sinead Mcloughlin,

School: St Josephs College - Lucan

Overview: We are programming a

Justin Polley

Teacher: Tom De Brit

when sun cream needs to be reapplied

various angles and positions and see

virtual simulator of a chemistry lab with all the chemicals and equipment necessary for students and teachers to perform experiments virtually

Title: The Mathematics Of Fractals

bracelets that can be used to indicate

Various Angles Used In Order To Obtain The Perfect Score. Overview: Our project will attempt to place a basketball into the hoop at

School: St Caimin's Community School

which method is the most successful School: Hazelwood College -

beads to test the effectiveness of different brands and SPF of sun-creams

Energy beads turn different colours when exposed to UV radiation This will help us determine the approximate time that the sun cream will need to be reapplied. We hope to make UV

- Tullyvarraga Teacher: Maria Sheehan

Teacher: Michelle Herbert Student(s): Stephen Pearson,

Overview: We intend to investigate

Stand no: 1513

the phenomenon of the fractal in a variety of areas including creating our

Student(s): Sam Hall, Eoin Browne, Matthew Airlie

School: Gort Community School

own fractals and writing our own code

Tite: Do Backs Pass Forward?

Teacher: Marian Lowry

School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

Overview: A study of passing in rugby

Teacher: Fiona 0 Sullivan

to investigate if some passes, which appear back, are in fact, forward. This

Student(s): Paraic Kelly, Storm Helwill

Stand no: 1507

is done through experiments and use

Student(s): David Tapley, Brian Aston Title: Singin' While Your Scrubbin' Overview: investigation into the

of Vector Theory School: St Laurence College Loughlinstown

acoustic properties of shower cubicles

Teacher: Tony Mcgennis


Stand no: 1429

Stand no: 1501

Title: An Investigation Into The Causes

Title: Can't See The Carbon For The Trees Overview: an investigation into the ability of trees to sequester atmospheric

Overview: To prove that grinding

And Effects Of Lunar Transient

C02 and if trees can they used as a

and the reasons why your voice

more finely produces stronger coffee


means to curbing global warming

always sounds better whilst in the

Overview: It is an investigation into

Stand no: 1430

the causes of Lunar Transient Phenomena, temporary changes on the face of the Moon, a poorly researched topic to date

School: Marian College - Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Teacher: Eamonn McCabe Stand no: 1502 Student(s): Nicole Lynch, Aoife White

Student( s): Benedict Blunnie,

School: Methodist College - Belfast

Title: Ketchup On Lycopene

shower School: Colaiste Phadraig CBS - Lucan Teacher: Kevin Carey Stand no: 1508 Student(s): Sarah Donohoe, Olen Bajarias

Daniel Cooney

Teacher: Julie Copeland

Overview: A project to determine the

Title: Fresh Or Frozen?

Colm Greene, Carl Whitehead Title: In Search Of A Perfect Cup Of Coffee

with different taste and to explain why this is the case School: St Eunan's College - Letterkenny Teacher: Anne Coll

Stand no: 1435 Student(s): Daniel Williams, Mark Paulin, Anandagopal Srinivasan

Stand no: 1514 Student(s): Michael 0 Kane, Toner Michael, Glass Blaidhan Title: Wi R Ur Kidz Safe??? Overview: Do Wi-Fi classrooms pose a danger to pupils and staff? An investigation

School: St Patrick's Co-Ed Comprehensive Coll - Maghera Teacher: Julian Mcgale

amount of Lycopene present in

Overview: A comparison of the

Levels In Different Styles Of Housing Overview: An analysis of sound

Stand no: 1436

various types of tomatoes and tomato

Student(s): Kyra Coyne, Aine

based products

amount of vitamin C in fresh and frozen foods

penetration levels in a variety of

Hannigan - Dunkley,

School: St Mary's College - Derry

School: Fingal Community

Student(s): Laura Taheny,

modern and old housing and a study of the factors which affect this

Title: Is School Damaging Your Hearing For The Future?

Teacher: Ann Blanking

College - Swords Teacher: Nancy Tobin

School: St Gerard's - Bray

Overview: We want to find out if

Stand no: 1503

Tara Conlon, Eimer 0 Neill Title: Using Your Head!!! A Study Into Transponder Signal Enhancement,

Teacher: Catherine 0' Dwyer

everyday school life could be harming

Student(s): Rhona Togher, Eimear

Stand no: 1509

Using The Human Head!

O'Carroll, Niamh Chapman

Student(s): Andrei Zhereshchin,

Overview: Our project is to investigate

Stand no: 1431

our long and short term hearing School: Scoil Phobail - Clifden Teacher: Jamie Bain

Title: Are You Hearing Me? A Study

Helen Cheevers Title: Chlorine Levels In Pools - How Much Is Too Much? Overview: A comparison of the levels of chlorine and pH in a number of

why car key transponders will open

Title: A Study Of Sound Penetration

Student(s): Brian Watters,

Robert Morton, Martin White Title: The Effect Of UV Light On Swimming Pool Sanitizer Overview: We are investigating how exposure to UV light effects the effectiveness of swimming pool

Teacher Lucinda O'Connor

disinfectant School: St Patrick's High School - Keady

Stand no: 1426

Teacher: Paul Lavery

Student(s): Shane Carney,

tand no: 1433

Stand no: 1437 Student(s): Josh Hall, Craig Flynn, Darragh Hughes Title: Bet You Losei. Overview: Study of betting on football matches to show that the bookie has a huge advantage especially true when someone bets doubles trebles

Into Sound Localisation Ability In Humans. Overview: Our project will investigate

whether young people are better than adults at locating the source of pure tones between 2KHz and 4KHz This experimentation is based on the existing ability of young people to

Stand no: 1515

cars at an increased distance when held to the human head School: Ursuline College - Sligo Teacher: Anthony Carolan

swimming pools School: Fingal Community College -

Swords Teacher: Nancy Tobin

hear higher frequencies than adults School: Ursuline College - Sligo


panel; breathnu at usaid fuinneamh


Adam Keilthy, Conor Scully etector As A Safety Mechanism An Electromagnetic Field Detector as a Safety Mechanism which can detect overhead power lines and can be placed on high

ric Higgins Detection Of Vehicle Lighting Faults And Improved Lighting Systems

bodied construction vehicles to warn

circuits for installation in cars that alert

created by high speed light-weight

of impending harm from power lines

drivers if a failure of lights occurs, and

induction elements Gonzaga College - Ranelagh Joe 0 Briain

Leitir Ceannain

njor Individual

enrik Bruesecke An Investigation Into The Use Of

Americium 241 Radiation As A Storage Device For A Rom Disc I am trying to use radiation as a type of storage instead of magnetic or pits (Pits are found in CD's)

A Web Browser For The

Louis Gates-Hardiman tud, Tile Domestic Wind Turbine To design and construct a small wind turbine for domestic use with high energy conversion ratios

Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair Siobhan Ni Shearcaigh

I'm developing electronic

also warn of low light conditions

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal - Blarney

Andrej Pacher 4-D Gaming System

: To design and test a 4-D gaming console, whose image is created by low-density lasers

Rockbrook Park School Rathfarnham David Nolan

lan Coyne

Effect Of Different Coloured Light On Growth Of Cress Studying the variations

Overhead Projector

in plant growth depending on

overhead projector using materials

sensors to detect objects close to a

light colour St Andrews College - Blackrock Hilary Rimbl

that are cheaper, lighter, smaller, and more cost effective than marketed projectors already on the market Salesian College - Celbridge Sinead Greene

visually impaired person



A Prototype For A Revised My aim is to construct an

Mark Rafferty Eternal Light

A unique light that absorbs Conor Healy Subtitles For Radio And Live TV Shows To develop a computer programme that will automate putting subtitles on live TV shows and

and re-energises its power source by

use of its light emissions thus providing an endless light (power source) Abbey Christian Brothers GS - Newry Gerald Savage

Radio chat shows, thus eliminating human error


Colaiste Phadraig CBS - Lucan Kevin Carey

Luciano Van Rheenen T.P.S. (Tailgating Prevention System)- Reducing The Number Of Rear-End Collisions My project prevents rear-end-traffic collisions by sensing

if the vehicle behind hasn't enough distance for braking for its speed and if not the car brakes Oatlands College - Blackrock,

Patrick Mc Cann


Joey Crofts

The 'udder' alternative to fossil fuels I wish to show dairy farmers can use geothermal heat

The Laser Grass Eraser

pumps to not only save their oil

Osazemen Aden Stud 째 Title: A Simple Electric Generator Ov. I intend to build a simple basic AC (alternating current) generator which will be constructed with the cheapest available resources

I have been working on this

project over the last four months. I want to investigate weather a laser beam is more effective and efficient at cutting sporting field grass than the traditional petrol lawnmower. The laser

beam will be mounted on a fixed rota St Peter's College - Dunboyne Caroline Toole

heating costs for their home but reduce their dairy running costs and

cool their milk in much less time Blackwater Community School - Lismore

Sandbags and barbed wire make excellent robust emergency shelters . Are there better alternatives

to using the heavy and expensive barbed wire without losing robustness? Presentation Secondary School - Listowel Kay O'Mahony

Sean Rooney

Kilo-Count A portable pocket size electronic weighing device which will prevent consumers being levied for excess weight in their luggage



The Institute Of Education Lower Leeson Street, Dublin

increase contrast of colour images, improving visibility and the marketing impact of company logos

Bandon Grammar School

breaking the third world poverty trap and associated unacceptable mortality rates resulting from open stove pollutants Presentation Secondary School - Loughboy Joan Cashin

Catherine Tattersall

Eoin Colgan

The Colour Catcher

Follow up on last years project the "White 0 Meter" which measured whiteness electronically. This project builds on that and measures colours digitally Vocational School - Abbeyfeale Ryan Kennelly

Stud Clara O'Brien T o ', Trash Can Energy I plan to make a model/ prototype of a machine that processes

food normally put in a compost bin to create electricity for the home St Wolstan's Community School - Celbridge Louise Ward

Simon Mac Giolla Easbuic An Electromagnetic Field

Title Smart Bike An innovative design, which incorporates new technology (smart-

wise) effectively, and will save many lives, by braking a bike automatically when a child is travelling too fast Abbey Christian Brothers

Variation On Single Instruction

Computer I intend to design my own processor architecture based upon the One Instruction Set Computer concept and benchmark it against a traditional processor Christian Brothers Secondary

School - Midletown

GS - Newry Tony Mooney

Cellne Flynn No-Go On The PTO To design and construct an automated alarm/shut off system for the PTO on the back of a tractor and to test its efficiency Blackwater Community School

Pat Hurley

David King

Grainne Bucke, Gemma Bucke

How The Motor Industry Can Axe Out Drink Driving

Tackling the ever increasing problem of drink driving on Irish roads by devising a method of preventing motorists starting their cars when under the influence Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Karina Lyne

Daniel Hobbs, Thomas Dempsey

programmable robot which we will

use to help the environment. We are going to call it Envirobot and it will be used to search and detect where people have left on lights Maynooth Post Primary School Helena Ryder

We are using a range of

natural pigments in solar cells to see if they improve the electrical output of the solar cell St Michaels College Ailesbury Road, Dublin

Jason Kelly

individual and a third party

Desmond College - Gortboy Donal Enright

Niamh Murphy, A Steamy Idea...

Using Teslacoils

John O'Brien

piece of equipment that uses solar energy to charge a mobile phone Dominican College - Wicklow John O'Brien

Tony 0' Rourke

Alexandra Carey, The Pivoting Ramp Generator (PRG) Investigating the conversion over a spring-loaded pivoting ramp,

Laura Walsh

An automated extraction

device which will extract smoke and fumes from domestic and multioccupancy dwellings in the event of fire assisting in safe evacuation of premises

How Effective Is Sun cream We are investigating the

effectiveness of sun creams using a variation of brands and SPF's by using a nail varnish that changes colour in UV light Sandford Park School - Ranelagh Alison Graham

Matthew O'Grady, Patrick Markey, Alan Morgan Pressure Propelled Vehicle We plan to pressurise water

and release it onto a turbine to move a car and keep the cycle going so the car doesn't stop

Fuinneamh Na Greine Taighde a dheanamh ar fuinneamh na greine; tomhais an

mheid fuinneamh a faightear o solar

Joanne Corbett

Roisin Ni Ghallachoir, Orla Core

Taimid chun dineamo a ceangailt le roth dubloir voltaisluchtalrecharr guthanphoca chun e a Luchtu Deanfaimid gleas practciuil-tairge usaideach agus glas

Scoil Chaitriona - Glasnaion Carmel De Grae

Orla Nic Dhonnchadha, Jacqueline Stewart,

Mark Carlisle Fuel Identifier

being put into your vehicle. This

problem costs thousands of pounds' worth of damage annually, even just in our locality Abbey Christian Brothers GS - Newry Mark Rodgers

Fiachna Mac Murchd, Shane Breathnach Bio-Fuel Jet Engine A homebuiltjet engine that runs on ethanol Meanscoil San Nioclas Rinn 0 gCuanach

Colette Ni Nuanain

Paul Gormley,

Frozen Once? Frozen Twice? Who Can Tell... We'll Tell You We are constructing a device which indicates whether food has

been previously frozen and thawed, to prevent food borne illnesses Colaiste lognaid S.J. - Gaillimh Brian Stewart

Donal Brady,

Laura Birch, Eadaoin

We propose that by

Eunan Cannon, Cian Henry Tecro Line Creating a new system of

inserting a small microchip under a child's skin can aid the child being

pitch marking combining a soccer

Heating Bills Using Microwaves

tracked by the radio waves it

and artificial grass to operate the

The project will investigate a novel & efficient way of heating water in a boiler used to heat a home

produces, if the child goes missing

new system

Eoin Mac Lachlan An Innovative System To Cut

by using microwave energy

Brigidine Secondary School - Mountrath

pitch and rugby pitch using motors

Summerhill College - Sligo Damien Keenan

Bronagh Mullen

Templeogue College Fiachra 0 Mearain,

: Thomas Franklin, Keith Mooney, Paul Martin

Ar Scoil Nua: Tionchar

the Antarctic St Aidans Comprehensive School - Cootehill

Salesian College - Celbridge

Gabriel McCoy,

Stephen Barry, Luke Fogarty, Declan Naughton

not freeze in the cool conditions of

Sinead Greene

Gerald Savage

Conor 0 Shea,

onor Moynagh, Liam Keane, Cian McPhillips Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? We wish to investigate the

A Luchtu Agus Muid Ag Rothaiocht?

Justine Gates

Gs - Newry

Karina Lyne

An Feidir Linn An Guthan Phoca

Patrick Orr, Hamza Khan, Res Lynch

Chip 'N' Track

Colm Keenan, Exhume A Fume

Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

School - Cork

Comerford, Aisling Dowling Francis Murphy,

speed in serving

theory behind why penguins' feet do

Jane Aston

embedded in roadway, to generate electricity as renewable energy : Christ King Girls Sec.

This project is to examine Hayley O'Dea, Elaine O'Brien

European/Japanese-Style rubbers,

to see which produces more spin and


teslacoils and similar devices

Moyle Park College - Clondalkin Christine Kilcoyne

tennis rubbers, Chinese-Style and

Mercy Secondary School -

of kinetic energy from traffic travelling

the problem of the wrong type of fuel

Solar Charger

In this project we hope to

use animation as an advertising tool in a subway tunnel

electricity can be transmitted using radio waves. To do this we will use

Putting 'waste' energy in

the kitchen (steam from kettle, heat from toaster) to good use Dominican College - Wicklow

Sinead Farrell, KateO Boyle Animated Advertising

Stephen Joyce, Dean Larkin Wireless Power Transmission

A wearable portable device that detects the symptoms of

Envirobot We are doing a project on a

Testing Natural Dyes In Solar Cells

Hypoglycemia Early Detection Alert

Hypoglycaemia and alerts both the

ona Cahill,

Butler, Gordon Quigley

Our project is to prove that

Abbey Christian Brothers

Joey Donovan

An investigation of two

different styles of inverted table

aurence Quinn, Gavin

- Lismore

In my project I will make a

David McCarthy

Speed In Serving?

Sutton Park School

Amber Byrne, Laura Egan

My project aims to assist

Patrick Xie, Scott Shellard Which Style Of Table Tennis Rubber Creates More Spin And/Or

browser for the colour blind which will

Jim Darcy

Edward Gash

Abbey Christian Brothers Gerald Savage

To develop a device capable of providing early warning of small motorised craft approaching Irish shores in unusual or suspicious


at airports GS - Newry

Tracking (EIST)

Tara Mcgrath Novel Hybrid Pressure Stove


Research And Development Of Emergency Sandbag Shelters

Rory Mc Glynn Electronic Illicit Shipment

Kevin Fahey

David King

Niamh O'Connor Emer Jones

Deansrath Community College - Clondalkin Mary Banks

Martina Downes

Sinead Nic Phaidin

Sean Foley

lan Byrne The Use Of Sensors To Help The Visually Impaired The project involves using

Colaiste An Spioraid Naoimh Bishopstown

We have designed a web

ary Prendergast, allum O'Brien

Colaiste na Coiribe - Gaillimh


St Columba's Comprehensive

School - Glenties Kathleen Molloy

na greine sa scoil nua

Sean O'Regan Ultraflylet - An Improved Way To Kill Flying Insects We hope to design a new

type of ultraviolet insect killer to help people who find flying insects to be a nuisance. We will design this using sketches


An innovative product,

Daire Mac Aodha Gleas Gailf Chun Liathroid Agus An Ti A Chuir Sa Talamh Can Crom Sips Is gleas e see le usaid i

which will use radio waves to alert the

gailf. Bata fada ate ann chun do

owners of the gas tank whether

Liathroid agus do ti a chuir sa talamh

everything is functioning and gas tank

gan cromadh sios

is high/low Abbey Christian Brothers

GS - Newry Tony Mooney

Gealcholaiste Reachrann Domhnach Mide

Eibhlin Ni Mhuircheartaigh


Social & Behavioural Dominique Twomey, Sinead Curley

John Murphy The Effects Of Driving Speed While On The Phone Or Listening

Christopher Harte,

David Howley,

Ciaran Crook, Niall Farrell,

Analysis Of Melodic Sequences In Traditional Irish Music We will build up a large

To Music

Peter Rice, Liam Mcglade Guitar Tutor designed and aimed at teaching those

database of traditional Irish tunes and

who can't afford lessons, how to play

to music alter your driving speed

analyse melodic patterns in them

the guitar

while driving?

using database queries. Then we will write a program to generate new

Abbey Christian Brothers GS - Newry

compositions automatically using

Tony Mooney

Do phone calls/listening

Boyne Community School - Trim

Paula Smith

these patterns

We intend to investigate Irish teenagers knowledge of internet

Sean 0 Fathaigh, Clan 0 Ceallaigh Fiosruchan Ar An Lion

To Develop And Test An Ergonomic Self Cooling Water Bottle We have plans to develop a water bottle that has a self cooling

security on social networks and the

Leictreachas A ChuirtearAmb

mechanism, through the use of an

effectiveness of that security

Le Riomhairi Gach la chuirtear an tufas leictreachas amu le riomhairi nach bhfuil muchta gan aonduine a nusaid

endothermic reaction

Catholic University School Lower Leeson Street, Dublin Ruth Hickey

St Marys College - Rathmines John Nisbet

Gealcholaiste Reachrann Laura Hannon,

Domhnach Mide

Eibhlin Ni Mhuircheartaigh

Evan Mcgrath,

It is a salt sprinkler like

Swipe Car To design and construct a safeguard system for car ignitions that will only let licensed and registered

Stephen O'Brien, David Cahillane, Conor Geary Bus Black Box We are designing and

drivers start a car Blackwater Community School

constructing a prototype model of a detection system for students on

- Lismore David King

machine that will automatically distribute salt on roads when the temperature reaches less than -4C

Blackwater Community School - Lismore David King

school buses. The system will ensure students are wearing seatbelts and Declan O' Brien,

if not will inform parents using

Clive Helen, Daniel Schuston, Killian Doyle Limiting Deaths On Our Roads:

SMS technology Blackwater Community School - Lismore

We plan to make a indicate to driver and authorities if

We aim to design and

School: Balbriggan Community

Overview: I am doing a detailed study

- Knocklyon

Overview: I am going to test to see


of how lack of sleep affects a person

Teacher: Leila Martin

which colours people trust the most

Teacher: Theresa Gannon

emotionally and physically and I am also conducting experiments to prove

School: Blackwater Community School

my hypothesis to include a controlled

does increase your concentration and

Stand no: 3107 Student(s): Nathan Feeney Title: The Breakfast Club

Stand no: 3001

Stand no: 3006 Student(s): Jeremy Boles Title: Do People Prefer Products With Longer Or Shorter Names

Student(s), Steven Shannon

Oveview: I entered this project in the


Club -Is it targeting the right students

Title: The Benefits Of An Assistance Dog

hope that I would be able to find out

Teacher: Bronagh Mullen

School: Community School - Carrick-

For Families Of Children With Autism

if people prefer long or short names

Overview: To demonstrate by

of products

Stand no: 3102

Teacher: Marie O'Conghaile

scientific enquiry that an assistance

School: St. Clare's Comprehensive

Student(s): Stephen Faulkner

dog facilitates significant improvement

School - Manorhamilton

Title: Meaningless Violence

Stand no: 3108

in behaviour, cognition, language,

Teacher: Edel Mc Phelim

Overview: By reviewing paper reports

Student (s): Hannah Lucey

on violent assaults on teenagers,

Title: Risk Appraisal In Young Adults

autistic child

Stand no: 3007

collecting data on arguments,

Overview: This proposal aims to

School: Sligo Grammar School

Student(s): Callum Maclver

questionnaires examine the statistics

examine risk appraisal in young

emotional and physical domains in the

sleep -deprivation situation followed by testing

Overview: It is a Survey -What is the

School: Brigidine Secondary School -

typical student that uses the Breakfast


on why the attacks occurred, reasons

adults and the relationship between

On Short Term Memory Of Different

for the attack and what times they

subjective fears and objective risk in

Stand no: 3002

Age Groups

most occur

young adults

Student(s): Fionn 0 Marcaigh

Overview: To see the effect of colour

School: Colaiste Lorcain -

Title An Bhfuil Daoine Cosuil Lena

on short term memory of different



age groups

Teacher: Sylvester Mc Evoy

School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green , Dublin Teacher: Jennifer Campbell

Overview: Do people look like their

School: St Andrews College -

Teacher: Rita Shannon

isle: The Effect Of Different Colours

dogs? Build on work of Christenfield


Stand no: 3103

Stand no: 3109

and Roy (2004). To create a dog

Teacher: Hilary Rimbi

Student(s): Emma McCluskey

Student(s): Roisin Nic Eachmharcaigh

Title: Research Into The Effect Of

Title: Nbsanna Hiodraitiu I Measc Fir Agus Mna Sportdil I Dhun Na Ngall Overview: I want to investigate the

/owner similarity scale and test it experimentally

Stand no: 3008

Music On Memory In The Left Brain

School: Colaiste Eoin - Bothair Stigh

Student(s)'. Kevin Kiernan

Overview: I plan to prove that music

Title: UVA And Skin Cancers-How

can be used to improve a person's

hydration practices of sports managers

Teacher. Cionnaith 0 Dubhthaigh

Protected Are You? An Investigation


and trainers in the North West

Into Public Awareness In Ireland Overview: My project is about testing

School: St Wolstan's Community School - Celbridge

School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir Ceanainn

Stand no: 3003 Student(s): Amira Mahdi

the about of UVA rays in the Irish

Teacher: Louise Ward

Title: Carbon Footprints-How Big Is Ours?

sunlight, to test public awareness of

Overview: Global warming is a serious

these rays and to test the ability of

Stand no: 3104

issue with carbon emission being a

sunscreens to protect against UVA rays

Student(s): Rosalind Ni Shuilleabhain

Title: Do The Clothes You Wear Make

School; Balbriggan Community

Title: Does Chewing Gum Aid

You More Attractive?


Tired Of Road Deaths? Here's A Colourful Solution prototype model tyre which will

Wirelessly Controlled Speed Limiter

Teacher: Micheal 0 Giobuin Stand no: 3110 Student(s): Tadhg Bolger

develop an automatic speed limiting

the thread is running to low or if the

system which uses radio frequency to

alignment in the car is off

major contributor. I am investigating

Blackwater Community School - Lismore

my schools commuting carbon


Concentration In Young People?

Overview: My hypothesis is that the

footprint & identifying and then

Teacher: Theresa Gannon

Overview: In my project I aim to prove

clothes you wear make you more

improve safety conditions on roads and prevent accidents caused by excessive speed

Bandon Grammar School Edward Gash

Anthony O'Sullivan, Brendan Jones

Thelobby.le An online community made up of Irish secondary schools, where students can view daily homework and projects, discuss matters and academics and view helpful resources Colaiste Pobail Naomh Mhuire - Cill na Mullach

Patrick Curtin

Michelle Liston, James Hunt, Thomas Moran

Ben Mcredmond, Patrick O'Doherty HiPPstr, Social Networking Redefined HiPPstr, is an online social networking service, built from the ground up, with innovative design, usability and functionality Gonzaga College - Ranelagh Joe 0 Briain

David King

Portable Chewing Gum Removal Machine Our project is a portable electric device that allows the user to

Colm Glennon,

remove chewing gum from paved or

Domhnall Mc Gowan, Christopher Davey

concrete areas Desmond College - Gortboy

Friend To highlight and prevent hackers retrieving unwanted

Kellie Nwaokorie, Lesley Humphreys, Katie Boyle The Bio Deg Bottle: Redesigning

aids memory and concentration in

School: Terenure College

interviews as my main research tools

Student(s): Sarah Casey Thiesen

young people

Teacher: Joe Mcdonnell

School, Castletroy College

Title: A Comparative Study Of The

School: Loreto College - St Stephens

Teacher: Lisa Kiely

Fitness Levels Of Teenage Boys And Girls

Green, Dublin

Stand no: 3111.

Overview: In this project I hope to test

Teacher: Jennifer Campbell

Student(s): Clara Lynch

Stand no: 3004

the correlation between gender, age

Student ( s): Stephen Harford

and fitness levels

Title Is The Choice Of Golf Ball

information from other people's

Significant In The Game Of Golf?- A

Teacher: Theresa Gannon


Scientific Investigation

Summerhill College - Sligo Fintan Whelan

Enhance Their Biodegradability

impact of plastic drinks bottles


Stand no: 3009

School: Balbriggan Community College

Plastic Beverage Containers To

And Reduce Their Negative Impact On The Environment

or disprove whether chewing gum

I am using questionnaires and

implementing ways of reducing it.

Keylogger- A Hacker's Best

Donal Enright

Minimise the environmental


Niall Ahearne, David Cahill

David King

The Development Of An Automatic

School: Pobail Scoil Naomh Coilm Cille

Title: The Colour Of Trust

Marie Russell Auto-Salter, Disaster Alter

Eoin Scanlon, David Walsh

increase your memory

Individual Physically And Emotionally

Stand no: 3000

Teacher: David King Killian Gromley Traynor

Craig Duff,

Title: How Sleep Deprivation Affects An

Peter Roche,

Sean Murphy


listening to music during study really

- Lismore

Gort Community School

Jack Toner, William Downey

Stand no: 3101 Student(s): Aoife Lyons

Student(s): Joseph Fitzgerald

Investigation Overview: This study investigates the language of testing and the negative effect on our literacy skills

Junior Individual

The project is an aid that is

Sean Hynes, Eamonn Walsh, Conor Phillips

Hand Held Timed Drug Dispenser We made a user friendly,

through redesign incorporating the

0veivinw: Golf is a game of precision

Intermediate - Individual

& accuracy - you need to match your

Title: You Are What You Wear!

Stand no: 3105 Student(s): Dereck Gombedza

Overview: We are investigating if

Title: Vuisal Wrod Rcegoniition, Are

We have "dressed-up" as many

Boys Better?

stereotypes and observed people's

Overview, This project is to see

reactions to individual style

whether the brain is really capable of

School: Bandon Grammar School Teacher: Carena Mullins

people judge others on first impressions.

skills and experience with your golfing

Stand no: 3100

reading and understanding words that

accessories & equipment particularly

Student(s): Donnchadh Robinson

contain letters which are rearranged.

the golf ball. In my project I ask why

Title: Can Early Morning Exercise

It also compares this ability between

Stand no: 3112

so many choices ? Does it really matter

Improve Cognitive Ability In B-People

boys and girls within my school

Student(s): Hannah Carey Smyth

to the game?

Overview: The recent resurgence in

School: St. Killian's Community School

Title: The Effects Of Hobbies

School: Balbriggan Community College

interest in "larks Vs Owls" through the

- Bray

Overview: I wish to conduct a survey

Teacher: Theresa Gannon

launch of "B-society" has lead me to

Teacher: Martha Lannin

into people's hobbies and interests and do reaction and concentration tests to

use of biodegradable styrofoam and a

reliable, handheld tablet dispenser.

investigate the effects of exercise on

reusable antimicrobial outer casing

We have addressed all the problems

Stand no: 3005

"b-people" who I recruited from

Stand no: 3106

see how they are affected by them

creating the Bio Deg Bottle

which we have been made aware of

Student( s): Ryan Bissett

transition year for this study

School: St. Joseph's Secondary School

r, tits;, Texting Has Compromised Our

School: Skerries Community College Teacher: Katie Corbett

Student(s): Darragh Kelly - Murtagh Title: Does Music Really Help You Study? Overview. I hope to find out if

St Josephs College - Lucan Michelle Dunne

St Joseph's Secondary School - Foxford

Literacy Levels - A Scientific

Declan Cafferkey

- Navan Teache: Patricia Curran

Stand no: 3310

Stand nor3316

based activities

years and what adverse effect it is

School: Mean Scoil Muire - Galway

Young Males And Females In The

Student(s): Chris Hayes, Mark Bailey,

Student(s): Cliona Burke,

Teacher: Honora Meade

School: Co l aiste C h rao bh Abh ann -

Dublin 8 Area

having on the environment

Ovvvllew: This is a Multi-Instrument

School: Midleton College

Conor Kemp

Luke Watson, Katelyn Brennan Title: Increase In Obesity In Ireland

Stand no: 3322

Stand no: 3304

Title: The Effect Of Group Discussion On Attitudes To Mental Health Overview: Study the effects of

Teacher: Ruth Driver

Through The Ages And The Link With Diabetes

Student(s)'. Ciaran Kelly, Daniel Bray

participants doing questionnaires singly

Overview: Our Young Scientist project

Title: Do Dogs Have A Calming Effect

or in groups and see if there is a positive

is investigating the increase in obesity

School Mary Immaculate Secondary

Teacher: Michael Minnock

Student(s): Clodagh Feehely, Emily Cullinane, Amy Mckibben Title: How Diet Affects Academic Ability Overview: We wish to find out if

Stand no: 3328 Student(s): Mark O ' Sullivan,

the p ast 30 y ears and why they did so

investigation into the awareness levels about AIDS in two schools in a Dublin postal area School: Synge Street CBS - Dublin

Teacher: Louise Curtain

On The Elderly?

effect on attitudes by working in groups

in Ireland through the ages and the

having a breakfast Affects your ability

Title: Mice L ik e Ch eese

School: Christian Brothers Secondary

link with diabetes. For our project we

to work in class

Overview: We will see if they choose a

Overview: We are testing to see if

School - Wexford Teacher: Mick Walsh

will focus on the factors that have contributed to the increase in obesity in Ireland School: Colaiste Mhuire - Johnstown Teacher: Julie Gleeson

School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

high sugar f ood or c h eese t h at w ill b e

Teacher: Michael Neaves

in a small maze School: Bandon Grammar School Teacher: Edward Gas h

S tan d no: 3113

Stand no: 3119

St u d e nt(s): Ciaran Greane y Ti t l e: I s M ore O r L ess B e tt er ?

Studentlsl: David Crowe Title: A Study Of The Location Of Car

O ver view: I want to investigate if less

Dealerships In Munster

p l ayers on a fi e ld d ur in g a Gaelic f oot b a ll ma t c h w ill l ea d to less v i o l ence, more open p l ay, l ess fo u ls

Overview: I want to examine the way that car dealerships have moved over

an d a more entertainin g g ame Sc h oo l : S t E unan ' s C o ll ege -

School - Lisdoonvarna

L ett er kenn y


St u d e mt ( s ) : Sadhbh So p er Ni Chafraidh

Stand no: 3200

Stand no: 3206 Student(s): David Mason Title: The Study Of The Potential For Overhead Cable Cars As A Form Of Public Transport In The Older, Hilly

Ti t l e: M o ti va ti ng P up il Performance-

Student(s): Laura Sims

Parts Of Cork City

elderly people in nursing homes feel calmer, relaxed and happier after visits with a dog School: Blackwater Community School - Lismore

Whi c h I s M ore Eff ecti ve, Hi g h e r Or

Title: Did Geography Count In The 2007 General Election? Overview: I want to see if there is a relationship between the voting p atterns in the general election of 2007 in relation to the home of the candidates

Overview: Some streets of Cork are

Teacher: David King

School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

John Sims

T eac h er: M ar i e K e ll y

Senior Individual S tan d no: 3114

L ower S c h oo l E xam Results? O verv i ew: Thi s project's aim is to i nvest i ga t e w h a t e ff e ct relativel y 'h ar d' or ' easy ' gra di ng of exam paper s has on p u p ils p erformance in aca d em i c su b jec t s S c h oo l : Th e Hi g h S c hool - Rath g ar T eac h er: C aro l Whitf o rd

Stand no: 3115 Student(s): Elizabeth Swanwick Ti t l e: S av i ng E nergy: What Is It Worth?

teenagers eating habits, their impressions of their own body image

Title: How White Is Right?

watch and their participation in

Overv ew: In the U S on average t h ere

Adam Flood, Garry Maguire

Title: Pray You're Not Shark Prey

Overview: The project will ( a) assess the

various sports

effectiveness of different bleaching

School. Mayfield Community School -

and how today's culture, the media and society pressures contribute to these problems School: Arklow Community College

School: St Michaels College Ailesbury Road, Dublin Teacher: Anne Lynch

are six steps in the connection between every b o d y. W e are l oo kin g to see how many there are i n I re l an d School: Loreto College - St Step h ens

Teacher: Helen Corbett

Green, Dublin

Stand no: 3324

Teacher: Yseult Whitaker

Teacher: Jennifer Campbell

Student(s): Katie O ' Conner,

Laura Porter, Amber O ' Reilly

S tan d no: 3330

Stand no: 3318

Title: To Hear Or Not To Hear - The

Student(s): Sarah Curt i n, Cl ara C a lli nan,

Truth About Mp3 Players Overview: In our project we wish to investigate the dangers that listening to MP3 players has and will have on


School: Chanel College - Coolock

Overview: We wish to carry out water

Overview: We hope that our project

young people

analysis on the canal and see how

it and find the reasoning behind our

Sara Dana h er Title: The Effects O f E xerc i se O n Mental Ability Overview: To see i f do i ng exerc i se h as an effect on student ' s menta l a bili t i es

increase in immigration levels here

will provide information about

omega 3, 6 and 9.We will conduct a

School: Dominican College - Wicklow

and reaction timing

in Ireland

teenagers attitudes, knowledge and

survey, a poster campaign

Teacher: Helen May

School: Mary Immacu l ate S econ d ary

School: Catholic University School -

motivation towards wearing helmets

School: Mount Sackville Secondary

Lower Leeson Street, Dublin

and bicycle usage School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir Ceanainn Teacher: Micheal 0 Giobbin

School - Chapelizod Teacher: Jennifer Simmons

conducting experiments and doing survey i will see whether it is a valid statement

Stand no: 3300 Student(s): Samantha Henry,

St u d e nt(s): Derek Nall y Ti t l e: St u d en t P os t ure And The School

Stand no: 3202 Student(s):Orla Mcsweeney

much of this pollution is due directly to the traffic on our roads We will work out ways that people can travel to our school to reduce the traffic on our roads and help the environment

Ch a i r O verv i ew: S tu d en ts are oft en c orr ected

Title: Food To Dye For: Peoples

School: Loreto College - Crumlin

Reaction To A Change In Food Colour

Teacher: Liam Byrne

on sea ti ng, i w ill i nves ti g ate how

Overview: My project is to record the

compa tibl e o ur school chairs are with

reactions of people from different age g rou p s to unusually coloured food School: Ballincollig Community School Teacher: Aoife Lancaster

Stand no: 3301

Student(s): Clara Griffin, Amy McGrath, Title: The Influence Of Internet Advertising

Student(s): Donna Joyce, Shannon Brett Title: Are We Culture?

Overview: This year we are doing our

Title: Glasses, Contact L enses A n d

Shreya Ahluwalia

Student(s): Ashling Gleeson, Stephanie Phelan, Amy Collins

Overview: Our project is about

Laser Surgery: Att i tu d es, C osts A n d

Title: Is It A Pet's Life?

recognising the difference in different

science project on " the most common broken bone in the body " . We will find

Overview: Our project is to investigate

out more about this School: The Teresian School Donnybrook, Dublin Teacher: Sharon Wilson

Overview: Investigat i on i nto att i tu d es,

Teacher: Elaine Cotter

cultures, i.e. Language behaviour, bone structure, through research and interviews with people of different cultures School: Killinarden Community School - Tallaght Teacher Helen Concannon

Student(s): Aisling O'Dwyer,

costs and experiences o f presentat i on students regarding g l asses, contact lenses and the experience o f a d u l ts who have had laser eye surgery School: Presentation Secondary School - Thurles

Stand no: 3314

Stand no: 3320

Naomi Pierse, Jennifer Keogh

Teac h er: Ni a ll M urp h y

Title: Jeepers Creepers! How To

Stand no: 3307

Title: How Does Cerebral Dominance Effect Your Perception? Overview: We are researching how left /right brain dominance effects people's ability to perceive optical illusions

St u d en t(s): Martin O'Shea

Internet . We will give a questionnaire

Schoo'h. Sutton Park School

pet care between age groups

Teacher: Catherine Tattersall

to understand the influence of

Student( s): Laura Breslin

Music On Work Performance Overview: To see the effect of different styles of music on the amount of work done and it's quality in a g iven time School: Lucan Community College

internet advertising School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

School - Lisdoonvarna Teacher: Sarah Moore

School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

Stand no: 3308 Student(s): Bethany Hegarty, Roy Stem, Nicole Butler

Student(s): Joy Mulcahy,

Kevin 0' Regan, Kevin Hennessy Title: New Notation

Protect Your Peepers Overview: We will study how UV rays affect your eyes and how effective sunglasses are. We will survey Irish teenagers on their use of

Stand no: 3332 Student(s): Siobhan M cgrat h , A o if e Staunton Title: The Behaviour O f A S o litary D o l p hi n Overview: To study the pattern o f


School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green, Dublin

be h av i our o f a so li tary d o l p hi n, an d compare its behaviour to t h at o f ot h er

Overview: We are going to compare

Overview: We have devised a new

and contrast the lives of teenagers in

way of notating music. We hope that

this way will be found easier and more effective School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

to survey people to see what their

Teacher: Hugh O'Callaghan

current attitudes are to blood donation,

S c h oo l : N aom h l o s ae f - Caislean An

Stand no: 3204

Title: The Green Teen Scene

Ireland with those on the continent

Bh arra i g h

Student(s): Klaraghkaitlyn Mulvey

Overvew: Our project is about adults

Teac h er L orra i ne C ar e y

S tan d no: 3118 S tu d en t(s ) : T omas Miller

Title: The Integration Of Non-Nationals In Our School Overview: I wish to investigate the inte g ration of foreign students into

and children but mostly teenagers views and knowledge of recycling and do they know how they can help the environment

(especially in the Netherlands) School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Teacher: Rosemary Murphy

T ti e: A Com p arative Study Of Society's

my school and find out the attitude of

School- Our Ladys Grove - Goatstown

Reco g nition Of Traditional Religious

Irish students towards them and make

Ima g es With Po p ular Media Images

recommendations for the future

Overvew, I wish to investigate and

School: Community School -

com p are , throu g h surve y s of five


to carrying an organ donor card and the idea of automatic donation School: Kinsale Community School Teacher: Gerard Hogan

Teacher: Jennifer Campbell

Stand no: 3321

Title: Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome

Overview: In our project we wish to

Student(s): Claire Stone, Saoirse Houston

Overview: Our project is on Scotopic

investigate the problems that our

Title: Good Night Sleep Tight

Sensitivity Syndrome. SSS is a perceptua l

generation may face in the future as a

Overview: We aim to prove that sleep

dysfunction. It is a visual problem

result of the different shoes worn School: Dominican College - Wicklow Teacher: Helen May

is vital in everyday lives. We have asked volunteers to deprive

which is not detected by standard visual and medical examinations. It

themselves of sleep for up to 24 hours

principally affects reading and writing

Stand no: 3309

Stand no: 3315

Student(s): Rebecca Murphy, Natalie

Studentlsl: Hannah Whyte,

Road, Dublin

Parkinson, Clara Murphy

Teacher. Jackie Donovan

Title: Effectiveness Of Cleaning Agents

Kate Byrne, Orla Bolger Title: Shoes: How They Affect Your Health

different a g e g rou p s , people's k now led g e of traditional reli g ious

Teache: Marie O'Conghaile

i mage s and p o p ular media ima g es

Stand no: 3205

S c h o ol: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

Studentlsl: Olawale Hassan

Teacher: Karma Lyne

Title: Awareness Levels Of Aids Among

usage has grown in the last twenty


Title: How Do Irish Teenagers Compare To Teenagers In Europe?

Fiona O'Neill

Stand no: 3303 Student(s): Billy McCarthy, Jack Gibbons Title: Fantastic Plastic: But Does It Have A Future? Overview: We will show how plastic

Stand no: 3326

Aoibhin Ryan, Aisling Meade

Student(s): Anna Henderson,

Darcy Mcgahan Title: A Statistical Study Of Attitudes To Blood And Organ Donation Overview: I n recent times there have been regular reports about blood and organ donation shortages. We decided

Stand no: 3302 Student(s): Sandra Hembrecht,

Stand no: 3331 Student(s): Mary-Claire Fitzpatric k ,

Stand no: 3313

Stand no: 3319

Stand no: 3203 Title: The Effects Of Different Styles Of

Teacher: John Sims

Student(s): Niamh Lowney,

Teacher: Ruth Hickey

Overview: We are showing two short films with advertising from the

Stand no: 3117

School - Lisdoonvarna Stand no: 3325

Student(s): Lucy Mcgrath, Sorcha Delaney, Aisling Fitzpatrick Title: The Most Common Broken Bone In The Human Body

animal care, in the town and country, and to enquire about differences of

f o ll ow i ng d ay

Green, Dublin

Student(s): Rebekah Sinclair-McCabe, Grainne Marron, Laura Peters Title: Awareness Of Omega3, 6 And 9 Overview: We would like to find out if students are aware of the benefits of

pu bli c spaces / env i ron m e nt Sei ioo l : Al exan d ra C o ll ege - Milltown

Teacher: Aisling Quirke

attractiveness of teeth and adults School: Loreto College - St Stephens

Studentlsl: Corm ac Singleton, Eoin Shivnen Title: Multicultural Project Ii Overview: Our project is a continuation of last year's entry, we wish to extend

Nadine Kinsella, Jade Fay

act i v i ty perf orme d pr ior to g oin g to b e d an d l eve l s o f a tt e ntiveness the

products (b) compare the perception of

Edith Dodd

Student(s): William McCauley, Christopher McCauley, Eoghan 0 Dhochartaigh Title: Dearcadh Deagoiri I Dtreo Clogad R6thaiochta:Staide6r Tras-Teoran

Stand no: 3306

Title: 28 Years Later).

O verv i ew: I a i m t o i nv esti g ate whether t h ere i s a connecti on between the

Stand no: 3312

Junior - Group

influences people impressions by

Concentration Levels The Next Day


Teacher: Denise Heron

Overview: To observe if a persons style

Title : Pre-Slee p Activities And

Overview: An investigation into the

Teacher: Liam Begley

use d to power di sp l ay s enhancin g our

Teac h er: S eamus H ynes

Title: Small World E xper i ment

Student(s): Ryan O'Connor,

i n i t i a ti ve compare d with the ener gy

ana l yse d c h a i r mo u ld examined and a l so posture awarenes s S c h oo l : G a i rmsco il Mh u ire - Athenry

young people play, TV programs they

I want to Investigate the issues and cost of an alternative public transport system for these districts using cable car technology

O verv i ew An investi g ation of ener gy sav i ngs b ase d on th e "Power Of One"

goo d pos t ure, ques ti o nnaires and

Stand no: 3329 Student(s)'. Clara Walsh, Dervla Ga ll en,

Overview: Our projects will investigate

Title: Waist-Ing Away

School - Lisdoonvarna

Stan d no: 3116

Title: Screen Teen Or Jumping Bean? Overview: Is there a connection between the type of video games

Stand no: 3305

Teacher: John Sims

School: Loreto College - Foxrock Teacher: Helen Hennessay

Student(s): Fionn O ' Feargail, J.P. Pugh

parts of the North side where I live.

really narrow and steep, Particularly

behaviour of a hunting shark, and into its methods of attack

Stand no: 3201

Stand no: 3323

Ben Scott, Andrew Shorten

Stand no: 3317 Student(s): Hannah Glass, Jane Drew, Rebecca Conroy

Student(s): Clara Mitchell Title: How Style Influences People First Impressions

T eac h er: Ni a mh Mcshane

Stand no: 3311 Student( s): Jordan Guilfoyle, Chloe Ormonde Murphy, Lauren McCarthy

Ki l coo l e

On Work Surfaces Overview: We will examine different types of hygiene wipes and cleaning

agents to see which is the most effective on kitchen worktops School: Dominican College - Wicklow Teacher: Helen May

dolphins ' normal be h av i our. H ow it reacts to different people different l y School: St Flannan ' s C o ll ege - E nn i s

Stand no: 3327

Teacher: Caroline Wh e l an

Student(s)'. Anna Mcglynn White,

Keelin Drew

15 14

Stand no: 3435 Student(s): Joanne Cronin,

Matra Judge, Karen Mulligan

Siobhan O'Neill, Yvonne Creedon

Title: Divided Dublin, Teenage

Title: The Abuse Of Over-The Counter

Underage Drinking

competition is based on the attitudes

Teacher: Enda Byrne

Perceptions Of The North Side And

Drugs .... A Hard Pill To Swallow!!

Overview: In this project we hope to investigate the link between Alco pops

of second-level students towards the science subjects and how these could be improved

South Side

Overview: Our project is an

Stand no: 3425

Overview: To investigate attitudes to

Student(s): Gearoid Coughlan,

the north-side and south-side among

people are of Osteoporosis in our

Stand no: 3408

Stand no: 3413

Student(s): Orla Rochford,

school and to make people in our

Student(s): Timothy O'Brien,

Student(s): Donna Gallagher,

Niamh Murphy, Chloe Webster-Kelleher

school more familiar with it

Raisin Gillespie, Aine Doherty

Title: Animals In Captivity

School: St Aidans Comprehensive

Colm Smyth Title: To Investigate The Problems

Stand no: 3419 Student(s): Nicole Dunne, Kathy Doyle Title: Science Ed: What Lies Ahead?

Title: Do Alcopops Encourage

Overview: The aim is to find out the

School - Cootehill Teacher: Debbie Coss

Faced By Foreign National Students In

understanding of animals

Stand no: 3403

Ireland Today Overview: We hope to survey and interview a number of foreign national

Scher : Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

Student(s): Clara Mcquillan,

students to find out the problems

to see if more girls than boys drink

Teacher: Rosemary Murphy

Sarah Kieran, Siobhan Hayes

Also pops!!

Leitir Ceannain Teacher: Susan Ni Loinsigh

true treatment of animals in captivity. We hope to give people a better

and teenage drinking. We also want

Diarmuid Crowley, Cian Mulderrig

a sample of Dublin teenagers with a

Title: An Investigation Into Ways For Asthmatics To Reduce The Frequency Of Asthma Attacks

view to establishing whether old

investigation of the abuse of over-the counter drugs in tablet form). It is also an investigation into the knowledge and use of these drugs in

stereotypes persist

today's society amongst the young

School: St Dominic's High School -

and old

Stand no: 3420

Overview: Through questionnaires and


School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

Student(s): Amy Harte,

observations of inhaler effectiveness

Teacher: Aine Woods

Teacher: Margaret Dewhurst

we aim to determine a pattern between frequency or asthma attacks and lifestyle and how to improve this School: Ardscoil Ui Urmoltaigh Droichead na Bandan

hoot: St Wolstan's Community

Title: The Side-Effects Of Looking Good

faced by them when they come to Ireland

Stand no: 3334

Overview: We plan to look at the

School: Cavan Vocational School

Student(s): Kevin Murphy,

methods young girls are prepared to

Teacher: Maura Maloney

James Murphy

use to enhance their body image and also the damages these procedures can do both physically and emotionally

Stand no: 3409

Stand no: 3414

Seanagh Glynnmartin

Student(s): Ann Marie Malone, Zoe Walshe, NicolaDunphy

Student(s): Annemarie Breathnach, Leah Tinton, Kirsten Reynolds

Title: Do You Know About Ecoscan?

School: St Louis Secondary School -

Overview: We are investigating the


Title: To Investigate The Hand Hygiene

Title: The Wonders Of Left Handers

relationship between right hand

Teacher: Grainne Sherlock

Procedures Used In Hospitals To

Ovcvvievv: The study of the behaviour

Prevent MRSA

of left handed people and are they

Stand no: 3404

Overview: We wish to investigate

Student(s): Lorna Boyle, Anna Keane, Hannah Sioux Daly Title: Is This Making You Yawn?

how hand hygiene procedures are implemented in hospitals and how it could be improved to stop the spread

deemed to be more creative than right handed people School: The Teresian School Donnybrook, Dublin

people know about ecoscan and how much and educate them more about it School: St. Clare's Comprehensive School - Manorhamilton Teacher: Edel Mc Phelim

Overview: The main aim of our project

of this infection

Teacher: Sharon Wilson

Title: Investigation Of The

Relationship Between Hand And Foot Dominance

dominance and right foot dominance

and between left hand dominance and left foot dominance School: Kilrush Community School Teacher: Margaret Pepper

School: Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair -

School - Celbridge Teacher: Louise Ward

Overview: We wish to investigate if

Stand no: 3421 Student(s): Cliodhna Kelly, Ellen Clancy Tith,: The Green Machine - Way To

Stand no: 3335

is to investigate the different levels of

School: Grennan College -

Student (s(: Prionsais 0 Lionnain,

effectiveness of contagious yawning


Stand no: 3415

Household Waste Management

Nathan Breathnach

stimuli. e.g. the sight of yawning

Teacher Nicola Murphy

Studevt(s): Snead Campion,

Jul Ireland

Title: Gleacaiocht Ordoige( Thumb

School: The Teresian School Donnybrook, Dublin

Stephen Murphy, Shauna Dowd

Overview: We are investigating all the

Acrobatics) Oversew. To test for the level of

Teacher: Sharon Wilson

dexterity in peoples thumbs to see if those using gadgets can dial a

number, play an electronic game more easily that those who do not School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir Ceanainn Teacher: Micheal 0 Giobuin

Caoimhe Kelly, Louise Geraghty

of students in our school who have

will develop under the following

diabetes and to investigate if the canteen food in school is suitable for diabetics

headings: 1. Manufacturing

Scnool: Castlecomer Community

management 4.The analysis of data

Gerard Kennedy, Niall Murphy

the human brain processes information and a study into the best methods of learning and remembering our school work School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green, Dublin Teacher: Yseult Whitaker

Ove rnew: The brain is transfused so

Student(s): Barry Thomson, Adam Monks, Michael Joyce

Teacher: Anne Mc Hugh

Stand no: 3400

Overview: To investigate the number

issues regarding household waste management in Ireland. Our project

Title: How Do We Learn?

Tltlc: Who Has The Upper Hand?

Overview: An investigation into how

Stand no: 3411 Student(s): Darren Walsh,

Title: Time Perception Overview: Our aim in this project is to

Stand no: 3406

Eimhin Smyth

see if time seems to go faster when you

Student(s): Lillian Ryan, Ross Warren, Shane Walsh

Title: To Investigate The Relationship

Title: Can Music Help To Improve

Between Social Networking Sites And Personality Types

experimenting with other theories like


Overview: Our aim is to establish

does time seem to go faster if you are in the dark or if not etc

Overvrr,ev : We are going to test to see

whether there is any relationship

if music has an effect on the length of time you can run and the effect on heart rate

between peoples use of social types with a MBTI

School,: Salesian College - Celbridge

School. Cavan Vocational School

Teacher: Sinead Greene

Teacher: Maura Maloney

do something fun or does it go slow if you do nothing. We will also be

School: Colaiste Eanna CBS -

Rathfarnham Teacher: Anne Mc Hugh

e: Young People And Diabetes

Stand no: 3410 Student(s): Laura Rock,

Stand no: 3405 Student(s): Sean Flynn,

that left-handed people are rightbrained to see if left-handed people are better at maths School: Colaiste Eanna CBS Rathfarnham

Intermediate Group

networking sites and their personality

Stand no: 3401.

biodegradable plastics 2. Investigating packaging 3. Hazardous waste


using TriangleTriage adn the chi test

Teacher Nora Henderson

School: Colaiste Lorcain Castledermot Teacher: Sylvester Mc Evoy

Stand no: 3416 Student(s): Maeve Cooney,

Laura Piggott, Robyn Marren Title: A Boarder's Life For Me?

Stand no: 3422

Overview We plan to investigate the

effect boarding school has on the lives

Clare Gibbons Title: Ta Muid Ag Flosru An Meid

of students from the initial stages of

Daoine A Bhionn Ag Usaid A Nguthan

their life there to when they have left

Poca Agus lad Ag Tiomaint Carr

and draw conclusions from patterns

Swdcr.t(s) . Niall Ryan , Suzannne Healy ,

the results using the variables of age

Overview: Our project is to investigate

and gender

Ruth O'Neill , Eavan Healy

two different methods of teaching the same topic to a group of students and record which method yields better results

Title: True Or False - Can You Tell

The Difference? Overview: A study into whether

teenagers can tell if other teenagers are being genuine with them and how they are lying

School: St Vincent's Secondary School

- Dundalk Teacher: John White

School: Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna Teach,

John Sims

Stand no: 3438 Student(s), Michael Mc Gee, Marty Mc Ginty, Eamon Coll Title: A Study Into The Development

School: Muckross Park College -

of the prevalence of left and right brain thinkers in our school and the suitability of our educational system

after running this programme

Seatbelt Wearing In Teenagers

School: ScoilMuire gan Smal -

Overview: Dying to Drive is a project

Overview. To research how aware

Teaching Yield Better Results

Student(s): Aoife Williams , Mairead Bourke Title: How Green Is Our Education? Overview: To investigate the amount

Stand no: 3418 Student(s): Sarah McComish, Teri Quinn

School: St Aidans Comprehensive

Stand no: 3427 Strsdentlsl: Anna Cagney,

Stand no: 3434

the appearance of skin. They will see these changes after undergoing the April Age Progression Programme, We will survey their feelings before and

School - Cootehill Teaches Joanne Corbett

update MacGreils research using only secondary level students and compare

Maeve Boland, Danielle O'Carroll Title: The Battle Of The Brain - Which Side Are You On?

perception on how smoking affects

Osteoporosis In Our School

Overview: In our project we will

School: Gallen Community School Ferbane Teacher: A g nes Doolan

people are stereotyped and defined by their general appearance and age

Title: An Awareness Study Of

Teenagers In Ireland

Student(s): Cliona McCarthy,

Overview: Our project is based on how

Teacher: Declan Cafferkey

Student(s): Leanne O'Doherty, Grainne McCarragher, Aoife Robinson Title: To Test Whether Mneumonical Or Chalk And Talk Methods Of

Teacher: Mick Moriarty

sporting ability/sporting skills in junior

Alison Harper, Tanya Smith

Title: Prejudice And Tolerance Among

to students in St. Josephs College Schooh: St Josephs College - Lucan Teacher: Michelle Dunne

hundreds of foreign workers

investigate if handedness influences

students in our school that travel in a car without a seatbelt

Stand no: 3432

Stand no: 3439

School: Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir Ceanainn Teacher: Micheal0 Giobuin

that will investigate the number of

Tess McGovern

and posture position from the parents


Overview: To investigate smokers


Student(s): Evelyn Linnane,

potential inherited relationship of gait

School: Dominican College -

Its Cover?

Teacher: Padraig Harlow

Stand no: 3437

Teaches: Yseult Whitaker

has one large industry employing

Overview: Our project aims to

- Foxford

Green, Dublin

Demonstrated By Parents And

our money

Overview: We plan on investigating

School: St Joseph's Secondary School

Overview: Examination of school shoe heel erosion to determine the

Between Rear-Foot Loading Patterns

of Banagher in West Offaly, which

Stand no: 3423

the problem of Peer Pressure and the effects it has on people of our

Stand no: 3402

interview schools and associations for the blind School: Athlone Community College Teacher: James McGrath

Student(s): Carly Sheedy, Clara Morrissey, Fiona Geraghty

Teacher: Jacinta Ni Dhubhain

drivers successfully drive safely and

Student(s): Catherina Mullen,

our eyes. Then we are going to

Their Children?

research if the use of social networking has an effect on teenager's academic results. We also will further research if it has an effect on other areas of a teenagers lifestyle School: Loreto College - St Stephens

Michelle Toolan, Rachel Warren Title: Is There A Genetic Relationship

machine or are we just wasting

Domhnach Mide

simultaneousl y use a hands free car phone

hopefully prove if this is in fact true

Student(s): Hannah Gaffney,

Overview: I am focussing on the town

School: Gealcholaiste Reachrann -

Title: Dying To Drive - A Study Of

typical school day without the use of

Strain On The Community

Teacher: Pat Horan

Title: Beauty Dies Where Smoking Lies

conduct a survey based solely upon appearances , our results will

Overview: The aim of our project is to

Sarah O'Reilly Title: The Claw Machine- Skill Or Luck? Overview: Does spatial awareness affect your ability to play the claw

gcarranna ag disdid guthan poca

Title: Stereotyping: Judging A Book By

Teacher: Patricia Mc Phillips

how challenging we would find a

Stand no: 3426

Stand no: 3428 Student(s): Aishling Carron, Sarah Phelan Title: Immigrants- A Benefit OrA

ceadtadan paisineiri a mbionn i

School: Our Lady's Bower - Athlone

Mary-Louise Finnerty

- Tullyvarraga

Affect Your Academic Results?

Of Young Irish Male Drivers

Young People Today

in modern society. We aspire to

Overview: We are going to establish

Ttle: The Blind Leading The Blind

Overview: We want to look at the

Title: Peer Pressure: How It Affects

Sporting Ability

Networking Sites Such As BEBO,

Sarah Walker

Student(s) Eimear Ellis , Alissa Karpick,

Overview . We want to investigate if

Student(s): Meghan Smyth,

Student (s): Hollie Tumulty,

Teacher. Anne Marie Mee

Overview: Taimid ag tomhais an

Laimhe' Ar Do Thiomaint

Stand no: 3407

Stand no: 3436

Student(s): Rebecca Mahony, Clare Parsons, Clare Fender Title: Does The Use Of Social

Stand no: 3433

that emerge

Stand no: 3417 Student(s): Ryan 0 Dubhchoin, Conchur 0 Giobuin, Caolan 0 Maolchiaran Title: An TioncharAta Ag'Fon Gan

Teacher: John O'Sullivan

Stand no: 3431


Stand no: 3412 Student(s). Siobhan Handy, Jennifer Fannon

Student(s): Grainne Ashmore, Wynona Grant Title: The Influence Of Handedness On

cycle students in our school School: St Caimin's Community School


Stand no: 3430 Student(s): Beth Travers,

Overview: Our project entry for the

the severity of the condition and which phobia's are the most common School: Our Ladys Grove - Goatstown Road, Dublin

Stand no: 3333

development of our young drivers and try to identify the reasons why a lot of

them become killers on our roads School: Deele College - Lifford Teacher: Mary Gibbons

Overoierc Our project is a case study

School: Our Ladys Grove - Goatstown

Stand no: 3429 Student(s): Rachel Sherlock ,

Road , Dublin

Shauna Ryan, Laura Corcoran

of wasted paper and electricity in our

in catering for both. It involves both

Teacher Anna Kilgallon

Title: The Effect Of Lighting On

school through observations surveys

quantitative and qualitative research

generation by means of a survey

Concentration And Attention Levels

and interviews. We also are going to

on a group of approximately

Stand no: 3424

Ovende,v: We wish to find out if

Student(s): Alison O'Brien, Sarah Breathnach Title: 'Fear Factor'

different types of lighting affect

250 students. We will be using statistical analysis and interviewing

concentration levels in a workplace or classroom and if so which type of

research how our school received the green flag and how things have changed since receiving it School: Laurel Hill Secondary School

lighting would be best

FCJ - Limerick

School - Hospital

Teacher: Siobhan Crowe

Teacher Mary Sheehan


Our project explores

phobias, how they affect people and

S(Iinc!H. Presentation Secondary

what causes them . We also plan to

School - Loughboy

look at whether age has a bearing on


focus groups

School: John The Baptist Community

Deirdre Knox


Stand no: 3464

School: Douglas Community School -

Stand no: 3481


St v d ^ eelsi. Shre y ashee Sen g u p ta ,

Gillian Keohane, Louise Burns

Teacher: Orla De Bhailis

Chloe Higgins, Ciara Murray

Sislinn Cullen Title: Are Pets A Source Of Stress

Cork Teacher: Jennifer Allen

Student(s): Jennifer Moloney,

Student(s): Louise Wade,

Stand no: 3458 Student(s): Mary Cooper,

Stand no: 3470

School: Colaiste losagain - Baile an Bhothair

Stand no: 3452

To Process Information While Asleep

Stand no: 3440

Stand no: 3446

Student(s): Shauna Carrick, Anna Shine , Katie Mullan Title: Do Star signs Really Affect

Your Character? Overview: We are conducting recorded video interviews on various people f rom different a g e g rou p s to determine whether star signs effect peoples behaviour and mannerisms

Title: How First Year Students React To Entering A New School And What We Can Do To Help Them Fit In Overview: This project is all about how people feel about going into 1st year as we ourselves know that it can be difficult and want to help them fit in

School: Muckross Park College -

School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig


Teacher: Hugh O'Callaghan

Teacher: Anne Marie Mee

Title: To Investigate The Human Capacity

Student(s): Gemma Treacy,

Overview: Our project is to investigate

Olivia Brennan Title: The Environment-How Educated

the human capacity to process

Overview: We wish to investigate how educated teenagers in comparison to adults are on the environment using

information while asleep. we are going to test various age groups using audio tapes and see if they retain any information the next morning School: Loreto College - St Stephens

the methods of surveying

Green, Dublin Teacher: Yseult Whitaker

Are We?

Stand no: 3447

School: ScoilMuire gan Smal -

Student(s): Brian Woods, Shokri Raoof, Ad am B ra d y Title: Subliminal Messaging: The P ower T o C on t ro l Y our Mind?


Overview: Our project i s to see h ow

St u dent(s): Adrian Mchugh ,

Louise Mc Loughlin Title: A Mobile Is A Teenager's

R y an Gallagher

Best Friend

Overview: We aim to g ather information

e ff ect i ve su bli m i na l mes sa g in g is and w h o i s mos t suscep tibl e to it , e .g.

Title: An Analysis Of Responses To

Overview: We wish to highlight the

on obesity levels in our local area

males/females and different age groups

Violent Imagery

fact that a teenager's mobile phone is

S c h oo l : Cl ona kilt y Communit y Colle g e

School: Cast l e k noc k C o ll ege

Overview: We wish to investigate the

a big part of their lives and the

Teacher: Patrick 0 Keeffe

Teacher: Sandra Tiernan

Stand no: 3442

Stand no: 3448

amount of time and money they put into them School: St Mary's Secondary School -

Student(s)'. Sinead Foxe, Suzanne Murphy, Kate Watson Title. To Test A Photo Line-Up For Bias

Student (s): Clare Doherty , Niamh Murray

effects of violence on the human mind and to investigate varying levels of desensitivity School: Magh Ene College - Bundoran Teacher: Yvonne Higgins

Teacher: Tomas O'Sullivan

Overview: We want to see if a suspect

It H as O n The Human Bod y And Mind

Stand no: 3454

Stand no: 3460

can be identified from a general

O versew: W e are i n t ere sted in doin g

Student(s): Claire O'Brien , Aoife Creed

Student(s(:Anna O'Flynn, Emma

description or a different photograph

a project on h uman f ea r and p eo p le's react i ons t o thi ngs th a t the y are afraid of or disgusted by S c h oo l : M uc k ross P ar k Colle g e -

Title: Music And Light- Do Certain

Arran g ements Help With Relaxation? Overview: We hope to find out if

Spain, lqra Khanam Title: Feel, See, Hear How Do You Learn Overview: Study of learning preference

listening to different types of music

style amongst a group of students and

Donnybroo k

and bein g exposed to different types

teachers e.g. Visual, Aural, Kinaesthetic

Teacher. Anne M ar i e M ee

of li g ht effects relaxation S c h oo l: C o lai s t e Ch o il m - Ballincolli g

and its possible implications

Stand no: 3449 Student(s): Clare Fenny, Julie Cheung Title: Eatin g Disorders In Today's Society - Are Teenage Boys Forgotten? Ove r view: Our p roject deals with male eating disorders. It examines male

Teacher: Hugh O ' Callaghan

Teacher: Pat Horan

anorex i a and bulimia in toda y 's

increases in cigarette prices has

soc i ety, It a l so ga th ers op inions from teenage males

affected smokers and the amount of cigarettes they consume in a week

School: Christ Kin g Girls Sec .

School: Oaklands Community College

School - Cork

- Edenderry

T eac h er D e i r d re B rosna n

Teacher: Claire Young

Stand no: 3441

Student(s): An g us Harding Smith , Andrew Dullea Title: The Difference Of Obesity Levels B etween A Child A T een a g er And A n Ad u lt

of them

School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green , Dublin Teacher: Jennifer Campbell Stand no: 3443 St u d e nt(s): Kell y White , Lauren Quinn , Aoife Mc Ginley Title: An Investigation Into Irish People's Attitudes Towards Organ Donation Overview: We want to establish people's

attitudes towards organ donation and to ascertain if teenage attitudes differ from those of adults School: Deele College - Lifford Teacher: Mary Gibbons Stand no: 3444 Student(s): Aine Foott , Jean Kelly ,

Teacher: Padraig Harlow

Stand no: 3459 Student(s)', Joanne Lonergan,

Stand no: 3453


School: Our Lady's Bower - Athlone

Stand no: 3461 Student(s): Rachel O'Leary, Thomasina Ryan T it l e: A ppearance C an B e Decei v in g Overview: A study on whether or not appearance can be deceiving when underage teenagers are trying to

obtain alcohol and cigarettes School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Teacher: Hugh O'Callaghan

Student(s): Eibhleann Ni Dhiarmada ,

Stand no: 3456 Student(s): Katie Holian, Kerrie Lynch

Stand no: 3462 Student(s): Amy Clarke, Emer Boyle

Miriam Ni Shullleabhain

Title: More Money-More Health

Title: Can Music Help Us Learn Better?

Title: Staidear Ar An Nasc Idir Bhearnai


Overview: We plan to investigate the

Sna Scileanna Luaileacha Agus

Overview: To examine how eating

connection between listening to music

Deachrachtai Foghlama Overview: Nasc a chruthu idir bearnai l ua il eac ha ar leith a g us riachtanaisi tacaiochta foghlamtha leis an aidhm mo dh agus c la r f o ll as d a g us Idi r-g h a bhal a l ua th a m holadh

habits have changed since the Celtic Tiger and how they have deteriorated our health , in particular Irritable Bowel Syndrome

and the ability to learn School: Loreto College - Cavan Teacher: Carmel Gaffney

School: Mount St Michael -

Stand no: 3463


Student(s): Blaithin Hughes,

Stand no: 3445

School: Colaiste losagain - Baile an

Teacher: Bernie Ruane

Aldan Hannigan,

Student(s): Caoimhe Jauch ,


Claire Daly, Louise Daly

T eac h er: V a l er i e Ni Ch o chlain

Aoife Brady

Title: A Study Of Attitudes Towards Blood Donation Over ievw: Our project is a study of p eo p le's understanding attitude and ex p eriences of blood donation . Identify ing people's reservations and motivations towards giving blood School: Carri g aline Community School

Teacher: Maura Carroll

Stan d no : 3450

Stand no: 3457

Syndrome (SADS): An Investigation

Student(s): Cillian Mcgarry,

warning from oncoming trafficthat a

Student(s): Sarah Ni Chiarain, Sarah O'Malley

speed trap is ahead. We aim to

Title: Gaire 1 Shaol Dea g oiri

Overview: A study into the effects

Into The Need For Defibrillators In Schools And GAA Clubs Overview: We intend to give a detailed summary of sudden death syndrome and investigate the need for

explore the attitudes of drivers

Overview: Taimid chun figiur meanach

of video games on different parts of

defibrillators in our school and GAA clubs

towards this School. Colaiste Daibheid - Corcaigh Teacher: Sean Finn

do ce mhead uair san la a bionn

the brain

School: St Aidans Comprehensive

ddagoid ag gaire, cad faoi agus na

Srhoal. Belvedere College - Dublin

difriochtai idir buachailli agus cailini

Teacher: Patrick O'hanlon

School - Cootehill Teacher : Joanne Corbett

Title: The Attitudes Of Drivers Towards Speed Limits Overview One may have received a

S tan d no: 3451

Feli p e Loughran Title: The Effects Of Video Games On The Human Mind

Claire Rooney , Michelle 0' Hagan

Overview. We are going to use a

Title: The Investigation Of Cooperative

driving simulator in a boys' and girls' school , conducting three simple

relief for students based on t h ree experiment and a field study

multi-sensory perception o f t h e gen d ers

L earn i ng

School: Loreto College - Foxrock

School: Mount Sackville Secondary

Overview: Our group wishes to

experiments. One will be driving

Teacher: Helen Hennessay

School - Chapelizod Teacher: Jennifer Simmons

investigate whether learning in a

Relief In Secondary School Students Overview: We are going to fined out whether pets are a source o f stress

Student(s): Emma O'Sullivan ,

Stand no: 3471

effective and in which subject cooperative learning is most successful

whilst dealing with a backseat passenger, one whilst having a conversation on loudspeaker, and whilst dealing with a hysterical child

Elaine Connolly, Eadaoin Ring

Student(s): Patrick 0' Neill,

School. St. Clare's Comprehensive

School: Loreto College - St Stephens

Title: To Investigate The Role Of

Mark McCoy, James Wyse

School - Manorhamilton

Green, Dublin

Colour In Memory And Awareness

Title: The Effects Of Listening To

Teari v

Overview: We would like to

Music Whilst Studying

investigate whether colour affects a

O11eiv1ew: In our project we are

Stand no: 3477

Stan d no: 3482

persons memory and awareness

aiming to find out if listening to music helps you to focus whilst studying

Student-,): Jessica Murshes, Cass i e M urray Ti t l e.. T h e Di str ib ut i on Of M onumen t s

Stand no: 3465

group or as an individual is more

Feel Mc Phelim

T eac h er. Y seu l t Whi ta k er

Student(s): Lynn Kilgannon , Sorcha Keogh

Stand no: 3472

Student(s): Eoghan Brady, Oliver Griffin Title: A Subject Of Taste Overview: We plan to find out the reasons why students perform better in certain classes and find the reasons. We hope to help find out methods of

Title: Eyewitness Testimony - Just

Student(s): Lisa Twohig,

helping students to do better in c l ass

Ci v il W ar & W ar of Inde p endence ,

How Accurate Is It?

t;hcoi: Scoil Phobail - Clifden

compare them & map them using

Teachec Jamie B a i n

regard to both gender and age group,

Luke Twomey, Maeve McCarthy Title: The Accuracy Of Eyewitness Testimony Ovendew: Our project will test

g eo g ra p hical information s y stems School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Teacher: Norma 0' Keeffe

through survey tests and questionnaires

eyewitnesses (age and gender) under

Student(l: Ellen O ' Leary,

School: Loreto College - St Stephens

various scenarios to compare and contrast

Amy Hegarty, Serena Murphy

Stand no: 34 83

Green, Dublin Teacher: Yseult Whitaker

the accuracy of their testimonies

Title: You Likeee My Stereotypeee?!

S tu d entisl .' S usan M u ll an, Ai s hli ng 0 H ea

i School: Colaiste Choilm - Ball ncollig

A Statistical Analysis Of Teenage Attitudes

Ti t l e: Are We B ecom i ng Vi c ti ms Of O ur

Overview. Survey about how

Overv i ew,;: We are i nvest i gat i ng

School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Teacher: Hugh O'Callaghan

or. St Conleths College - Ballsbridge Teacher: Garret Campbell

Stand no: 3466

Overview: We are investigating the

Teacher: Hugh O'Callaghan Stand no: 3467

S tan d no: 3478

From T h e C i v il W ar & W ar Of Independence In Cork

Ovcr,ew: We will find out the num b er and locations of monuments from the

Own Success?

Student(s): Michelle Tighe, Cathy Basquel

Stand no: 3473

Title: Why Science As A Subject?

Student(s): Kate Doyle,

Overview: We aim to research and to find answers to why students pick

Catherine King, Clara Rowan

adolescents view females into stereotyped categories and judge them by image alone. This survey will be

Title: Is Your Food Intake Affected By

taken by adolescents aged 14-18

changes that occurre d i n our soc i ety after the economic boom an d w h et h er these developments have made us victims in a modern world

physics chemistry or biology during

The Amount Of Food In Front Of You?

School Kinsale Community School

School: Christ King Girls Sec. School -

second level education and for a career

Overvieuv We wish to see whether

Teacher: Mairead Du ll ea

School: Sancta Maria College -

people will keep eating food in front


of them until it is all gone or until they

Stand no: 3479

Teacher: Mary Murphy

feel full School: Loreto College - St Stephens

Stand no: 3468

Green, Dublin

Student(s): Siobadn O ' Neill,

T eac h ec Y seu l t Whit a k er

St u d en ti s l'. A nn a Harin g ton , Penelope Maguire Title: Students Obedience To Authority In A School Environment

Title: Are Left Handed People

Stand no: 3474

sec o n dar y school students obedience

Claire Ryan Title: What Is The Effect Of Music Vs. Sil ence O n Sl e e p in g Childcare Children?

More Artistic?

Student(s): Poornima Meson,

to authority in the school environment

Oeewieei: Our project i s to compre h en d

conclude whether its true or false School: Loreto College - St Stephens

Chloe Cartel, Elaine Evans Iide: Optical Illusions- How Do They Affect You? Overview: We want to find out if there is a difference in the way people

by carrying out related experiments in

Green , Dublin

especially mentally challenged people

Teacher: Jennifer Campbell

Teacher: Karen Clarke

react to optical illusions and if so why Stand no: 3480

in which atmosphere children will have more restf u l s l eep, c l ass i ca l m u sic or silence! We want to investigate if music could prove to be a distraction. We will investigate the truth, if music helps children sleep more efficiently or not School: Presentation Secondary School - Thurles

Overvless: To investigate the theory

are left handed people more artistic? We plan to investigate the theory and

School: Presentation Secondary

Student(s): Edel Ryan , Fiona Ryan Title: Living To Teach Or Teaching

School-Loughboy Teacher: Joan Cashin

C or k

Teacher: Laura Walsh

Overview: An investigation into

Faye O'Rourke, Ann Donnelly

Stand no: 3469

Title: Sudden Arrhythmia Death

Stand no: 3476 Student(s): Claire Blake,

Clarissa Galllgan, Sarah Kelly itle: How Teenage Driving Ability Is Affected By Background Noise And Our Generation's Technology

R am i a Jameel , Varisha Shahzad Titl e: B att l e Of Th e Senses(!!! O verv i ew: O ur proj ect in v esti g ates how and to what extent the differences b etween th e ma le and female brain causes di screpan cies between the

accuracy of eyewitness testimony with

Tide: To Examine Fear And The Effect

Stand no: 3455 Student(s): Kelly Molloy, Kym Malone Title: Impact Of Smoking Prices Overview. Our project aims to see if

Hanna h H ogan,

reference to milligrams shocking experiment

School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green, Dublin

Stand no: 3484 St u d en t( s ) : E m ma Care y, Orla R y an ,

Studrntlr(. Anastasia Anichkova,

T ea c her: Oli v i a 0 Brien

Yuliaa Chirke, Alex Lister Title: Correct Tyre Pressure And Thread

S tan d no: 3485 S tu d ent(s ) : S op hi e El Ni mr,

Overview A study of the factors

Stand no: 3475 Student(s): Ronan Doyle,

Depth - An Assessment Of The Level Of Driver Awareness And Driver

Rebecca 0 Keeffe, Hannah Kinsella

affecting job satisfaction among

Cilli an B rac k en, Garrett Kidne y

Practices In Lucan

Title: Do The Fears Of Second Level

Second Level teachers in Ireland,

Title: A Comparison Of The Efficiency

Overs'ewv: Determine the level of

Students Vary Wi t h A ge A n d G en d er ?

including age , gender , school size, q ualifications , leadership style and conflict resolution School: Holy Rosary College -

Of The Leaving Certificate And Other

awareness and practices of car drivers

Overview: The objective of this project

European Union Examination Structures Overview, We will compare the efficiency of the Leaving Cert with

on the importance of correct car

is to measure w h et h er common f ears

tyre pressure with respect to vehicle


other examination structures from the

financial savings

Teacher: Maureen Walsh

original twelve member states of the

Schooi: St Josephs College - Lucas Teacher: Michelle Dunne

change with age and gender amongst second level students S c h oo l : L ore t o Colle g e - St Ste p hens Green, Dublin

To Live?

European Union

handling, the environment and

Teacher Yseult Whitaker

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Key to Exhibition Halls

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4 Information Desk 0 Organisers Office



Coffee Bar


BT Arena Opening Ceremony Awards Ceremony


Visualise - The Beauty of Science Pluck - How not to set fire to your violin Primary Science Fair Awards


Primary Science

Primary Science

0 The World of Robots in the Big Top

0 Primary Science Fair


0 The World of Science & Technology

d Ring Bistro

Biological & Ecological

0 Meeting Points 1 & Z. School coach parties exit via this doorway t


4i Polar Experience

Social &


m The EcoZone

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- Seven presentations daily including Bjorn the Polar Bear





Packed lunches / Rest area

Exhibition Restaurant

- Screen 3D Celestial Adventure' Chemical Physical & Math



- Students Club (from 7.30 p.m.)



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BT Arena

The World of Robots

The Polar Experience

BT EcoTheatre

11.OOam 12 noon 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm

10.30am 11.30am 12.30pm 2.OOpm 3.OOpm 4.00pm

Open from 10.OOam - 5.OOpm

11.OOam 12.30pm 2.OOpm 3.30pm

11.45am 1.15pm 2.45pm 4.15pm

Screen 3D 11.15am 12.15pm 2.15pm

Bringing it all together

3.15pm 21

Analysing the results and concluding the effectiveness and ease at which you can be controlled

Subcultures Among Irish Teenagers

Title: Carbon Footprint: Obviously

memory recall and concentration while studying School: St Francis Capuchin College Rochestown

School: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal -

Irish teenage society, and what effect

Not Obvious

Teacher: Ellis Foley


they have on the social development

Teacher: Sean Foley

of adolescents

Stand no: 3486 Student( s): Bridget Mcgrath, Ellen Standish, Fiona Kennedy

Overview: To examine the carbon

Overview: This project aims to examine the subcultures and trends in

footprint of a large sample of students

Stand no: 3492

in our school and to promote

Student(s): Mairead O'Grady,

Stand no: 3498

School: Patrician High School Carrickmacross

awareness of the effects of their

Martha Dunlea

Student( s): Grace Ward,

Teacher: Eamonn Mcbride

carbon intensive lifestyle choices. It is

Title: Diary Room Uncut

Ruth Mc Lean , Killian Mc Loughlan

also our intention to highlight the

Overview: A comparative analysis of

Title: Darwin & Me

Stand no: 3505

issue of food miles- an indirect

the body responses/gestures of males

Student ( s): Eamonn Bell , David Pearse

contributor of carbon

and females with a view to possible

School: Presentation Secondary

links to personality types

School - Thurles

School: Blackwater Community School

Overview : A comparative study of modern attitudes to Darwin's work School: St Columbas College - Lifford Teacher: Brendan O ' Donoghue

Teacher: Emma Kavanagh

- Lismore Teacher: David King

Title: Human Emotion And Non-Verbal Characteristics Of Speech Overview: We will analyse recordings of conversations in order to match

Senior - Group

non-verbal aspects of speech to the

Stand no: 3487

emotions of the participant

Student( s): Jessica Brown,

School: Sligo Grammar School Teacher: Rita Shannon

Stand no: 3500

what bullying is we plan to investigate

Stand no: 3493 Student(s): Aisling Reilly, Sinead Mcloughlin, Aoife Boyle Title: Study Methods - What Works, What Doesn't?

Overview: Our project investigates

Student ( s): Matthew McCann,

the reasons why people bully and the

Overview: We are living in a

how the lifestyles of people affect

Scott Baker

effects of bullying . During our project we

results-driven society. We intend to

their sleeping

Title: Does Sound Increase Emotional

will carry out various tasks to gather the

investigate different study methods to

School: St Louis Secondary School -

Responses To Frightening Films?

information we need. Why do People

discover the most effective routine to


Overview: We intend to show if sound

bully? What types of people get bullied?

improve memory skills

Teacher: Siobhan Greer

induces an emotional response in

How can bullying be stopped or prevented? what can we do? School, Family and Society

S( hool: St Joseph's Secondary School - Foxford

Stand no: 3501

used galvanic skin response to meas-

School: Old Bawn Community School

Teacher: Declan Cafferkey

Student( s): Alicia 0' Leary,

ure the emotional response

Sinead Murphy , Laura Tattan

School: Salesian College - Celbridge

Stand no: 3494

Title: Multitasking - Are Woman As

Teacher: Sinead Greene

Student (s): Orla Hayes,

Good As They Think?

Stand no: 3488

Shauna Kiernan , Sharon Houlihan

Overview: We plan to investigate

Stand no: 3507

Student( s): Shauna Corcoran,

Title: The Quiet Country Life?

the factors that affect our ability to

Student( s): Jana Foxe, Anahita Taatefi

Sarah Ryan, Michelle Power

Overview: An analyses of the impact

multitask such as age. We will carry

Title: How Technology Affects

Title: Eyes And Ears: Boys Vs Girls

that living in the city /country has on

out experiments to investigate

Young People

Roland Omisore Ttle: Bullying- Reasons And Effects Overview: We are going to define exactly

- Tallaght

Teacher: Edel Mcgovern

Student(s): Kerr Falcon, Aoife Mc Ardle Title: The Effects Of Lifestyle On The Sleep Pattern Of Young People

Stand no: 3506

participants while watching films. We

Overview: a comparative analysis of

peoples stress levels of loudness and

these factors

Overview: Our project is a survey of

the audio and visual memory of males

lifestyle choices

School: St Aloysius College -

students aged 12-18 and the

School : Blackwater Community School


technological items they use, their

School Blackwater Community School

- Lismore

Teacher Niall Sweetnam

opinion of technology and how it

- Lismore

Teacher: David King

and females of ages 9-18

Teacher: David King

affects them

Stand no: 3502 Student ( s): Daragh Larney,

School: St Louis High School Rathmines Teacher: Lorraine Galvin

Student(s): Colm O'Gorman,

Stand no: 3495 Student(s): Matthew Nicholson, Brian O'Ruairc

Darragh Dreelan, Ryan Shiel

Title: Do You Know What You're Eating?

To Music Effects Performance

Stand no: 3508

Title: Blood: Do You Give Yours?

Overview: We will survey a sample of

Whilst Exercising.

Student(s): Ben Armstrong, Cian Ward

Overview: We will look into why

transition year student ' s eating habit's

Overview: We shall use different types

Title: Body Image - It's A Woman's

people are afraid to give blood and

and also see if there's a difference

of fitness tests to find a subject's

World, Or Is It?

Stand no: 3489

Peter O'hanlon, Darren Cunningham Title: To Investigate : How Listening

what affects their decision of not

between rural and urban schools

average level of fitness. We shall then

Overview: We wish to investigate if

giving blood

School: Sandford Park School - Ranelagh

do the same tests while the subject

teenage girls have a different

Teacher: Keith Mcbain

listens to music

perception to teenage boys about

School: Patrician High School Carrickmacross

what the most desirable body shape

Stand no: 3496 Student(s): Tracey Hanley,

Teacher : Eamonn Mcbride

School: St Kevin's CBS - Arklow Teacher: Michelle White

School: St Mary's Academy CBS Carlow

Teacher: Aileen Tennant

of a teenage girl is

Stand no: 3490

Dearbhla De Barra

Student(s): Therese Flynn,

Title: Does Morality Transcend Religion?

Stand no: 3503

Shane Byrne, Ciaran Kelly

Overview: The aim of our project is to

Student ( s): Sarah Murphy,

Stand no: 3509

Title: Is Your Future Your Parents Past? Overview: The effectslinfluence that parents have on their child/children's behaviour. Investigating how the child will develop as a person due to their parents School: Moate Community School Teacher: Alannah O'Shea

compare the moral values of different

Sophie O'Regan , Clare Twomey

Student( s): Ciara Higgins,

religious groupings as well as

Title: Do Our Fears Change As We Age?

Ciara Kavanagh , Megan White


Overview: We wish to investigate if

Title: Physics In A Flash!

School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Teacher: Hugh O'Callaghan

our fears change or increase we

Overview: An interactive animation

become older . What ages are most

package to help physics leaving

fearful? Does gender affect this?

cert students carry out and learn

School: St Aloysius College -

mandatory experiments on


their course School: Dominican College - Wicklow Teacher: John O'Brien

Stand no: 3497 Student(s): Darren Dineen, Eamonn Flannery

Teacher: Niall Sweetnam

Stand no: 3491

Title: Subliminal Messaging: How'Easy

Student(s): Michael Glover, Richard

It Is To Be Controlled

Stand no: 3504

Magee, Sean Kearney

Overview: Investigating, researching

Student(s): Gerard Finnegan,

Title: Music And The Mind

and experimenting with the various

Paul Mc Glynn, Tom,D Reilley

Overview: The effects of music on

types of subliminal messaging.

Title: A Study On The Modern

Stand no: 3510 Student(s): Peter Joyce , Michael Mitchell, Tara Nolan Title: Does Brain Lateralization Affect Natural Ability? Overview: We wish to investigate if brain laterafzation affects our natural abilities at

Overview: We plan to devise an alternative

Overview: Staidear ar na hathruithe in

measure for human happiness based on trusted

iompar daoine maidir idir siopadoireacht

Overview: We plan to investigate the

monetary weights as well as previously

oiche agus siopadoireacht lae, agus na

effects of advertising on our buying habits and how consistent marketing can persuade us to buy a product School: Patrician High School Carrickmacross Teacher: Eamonn Mcbride

unconsidered psychological and social weights

leasai soisialta agus eacnamaiocht a

School: Castleknock College Teacher: Jim Mcelroy

mbionn i gceist le siopadoireacht oiche School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Teacher: Karma Lyne

Stand no: 3521 Student(s): Sean Nangle, Michael Towers, Daire Heneghan

Stand no: 3524 Student(s): Natalie Coughlan,

Title: Does Form In Horseracing Matter?

Katie 0 Connell

Overview: Does a statistically significant

Title: An Investigation Into The

relationship exist between stable form and race success? If so is there a gambling

Effectiveness Of The Who Wants To Be A

Student(s): Ciaran 0' Gallchoir,

Stand no: 3518 Student(s): Rebecca 0 Keeffe, Emma Baxter, Caoimhe Horgan Title: Scouts Hot R Not

Breandan O'Mordha, Pat O'Dubhchain

Overview: We wish to investigate the

strategy to capitalise on this

Overview: The who wants to be a word

different attitudes towards scouting in teens of today and factors that influence

millionaire initiative is said to improve the

Overview: We propose to investigate

School: Castleknock College Teacher: Jim Mcelroy

whether chewing gum during an exam

the rapid decline in older scouting groups

logic, language , hand-eye coordination, creativity and reflex School: Presentation College - Athenry Teacher: Karol Mortimer

Stand no: 3511

Title: Guma Coganta: Eochair An Intinn

Word Millionaire

reading ages of participating students. We wish to investigate its merits by pre testing

improves scores and if so which type of

School: Ballincollig Community School

Stand no: 3522

and post testing all junior students. A

gum is best, sugar or sugar free

Teacher: Aoife Lancaster

Student(s): Karen Hegarty, Emma Healy,

control group will not participate and

Sarah Burke

results will be compared

Title: Home Economics - Is It The Key To

School: Davis College - Mallow Teacher: Jim 0 Sullivan

School: Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair Leitir Ceannain Teacher: Siobhan Ni Shearcaigh Stand no: 3512

Stand no: 3519 Student(s): Adam Moursy, Andrew Shorten, Ashley Wood Title: The Gender Question

Student ( s): Alison Flanagan . Olivia Shum

Overview Via observing team activities we

Overview To find out if studying nutrition, diet and exercise for all young people at school is the key to reducing the incidence

Title: Does The Apple Fall Far From

hope to prove which gender is the most

of obesity among young people

The Tree?

intelligent. We are using activities which

School: Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

Overview: Does The Apple Fall Far From

Teacher: Hugh O'Callaghan

The Tree. Our aim is to investigate whether

are proven to test the brain School: Bandon Grammar School

or not a person's beliefs and behavioural

Teacher: Carena Mullins

Stand no: 3523

traits are similar to those of their parents

Reducing Obesity?

Stand no: 3525 Student(s): Gavin Tinnelly, Shane Maguire, Sean Macken Title: Who's The Alpha Sex In Optical Illusions? Overview: We will investigate the differences in perceptions of optical

Student(s): Maria Maher, Karen Buckley,

illusions in males and females. We will

Cormac Doherty, Alan Henry

Sbisialta Agus Eacnamaiochta I

conduct surveys to establish our results School: De La Salle Secondary School Dundalk

Stand no: 3513

Title: Constructing An Accurate Measure

Gcuimhneas Leis Na Earrai Riachtanach Ag

Teacher: Cara Mc Adam

Student(s): Amanda Keegan, Lydia Flynn,

Of Human Happiness

Baint Le Siopadoireacht Oiche

School: Yeats College - Waterford

Stand no: 3520

Teacher: John Winters

Student(s): Liam Townsend,

Fiona Leahy Title: Chun A Chruthb Go Bhfuil Aidhm

Eoin Rogers Title: The Impact Of Musical Tastes On Social Acceptance Among Teenagers Overview: We propose to investigate the influence of music on social acceptance among teenagers and whether or not teenagers are judged by their tastes

in music School: Poball Scoil Naomh Coilm Cille Knocklyon Teacher: Leila Martin

â&#x20AC;˘fl L venlg, rlh,Allo I Trinity College oiumll Ac ha cioa, I Conhi. , Trionhiac

Stand no: 3514 Student(s): Katie Moran O'Neill, Eibhlin Malone Title: Is Yawning Contagious? Overview: We aim to find out if yawning is contagious by using an experimental method and a control group

School: Hartstown Community School Clonsilla, Dublin


Teacher: Sean Fitzmaurice

Stand no: 3516 Student( s): Andrew Guthrie , Ger Dunne Title: Can Your Eye Lie - An Investigation Into The Reliability Of The Eyewitness In Assisting In Crime Solving? Overview: The purpose ofthis project is to determine whether eyewitness reports are reliable enough to be used as substantial evidence in aiding and assisting in a crime scene

School: Balbriggan Community College Teacher: Theresa Gannon Stand no: 3517 Student(s): Conor Mcdermott, Ronan Martin , Ian Carolan Title: The Influence Of Advertising: How


Psychology Can Be More Important Than

The Product Itself

Nara-] Lhurssin'tf' Irclad. Gnlwin (11i,r:,I ,, d vravn . (:,11-e

Biological & Ecological Science

a small anaerobic digester and using it

Dominican College - Blackrock

Junior - Individual

Jacinto Keogh

diet and find a more accurate way to

ichoo!, Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

measure it


Daryl Clarke An Investigation Into The Dietary Habits Of The Irish Teenager This project aims to test the

Muireann Montague

Aoife Broderick

A Study Of Short Term

bunaithe ar me thraineail le

outperform mentally, physically, and

deochanna isea-iocshlainteach agus

health wise, the student who eats a nutritionally unbalanced diet

an modh is fearr chun lad a usaid

Age And How It Has A Role In Acne The purpose of my project

Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh Limerick

Ciara Ni Dhrisceoil

Theresa Gannon

in particular music played at high

in pH of the skin through the ages

volumes through earphones, or at

4-18 years

discos.I will be doing background

Naomh losaef Secondary School - Foxford

research into the science of hearing and hearing los Mount Temple Comprehensive School - Malahide Road, Dublin

Carbon Dioxide Levels In

Barry Kearns Lubabaty Betso


My project is about ragwort: where it grows and how to

My aim is to measure C02

get rid of it. I will survey local farms

levels in the classrooms in my school

and construction sites

and find out if size of room, ventilation,

Bandon Grammar School

Do Body Dimensions Affect Sport Skills?

and population affect these levels

Sean Fitzmaurice Adrian Shannon

Slug Control - The ChemicalFree Way To help gardeners control slugs the eco-friendly way I will conduct

Of A Non-Invasive Blood Sugar Indicator

Colaiste Bhride - Carnew

Gerard Hogan

Staidear Bonnline Eiceolaiochta ar an bhFlora i Riasc Goirt Barleycove Staidear ar na plandai ata

traschrios agus uadraithe chun eolas bonnline a chlard ar bitheagsulacht ages criosuchan an flora Colaiste losagain -

A Study To Investigate If

Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

neodymium magnets affect the

in sport

Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Joan Faherty

Henry Glass

The Detection And Locating Of Food By The Slug, Limax pseudoflavus The aim of my project is

of location of Ranunuculus repens

to discover how the slugs Limax

(Creeping buttercup) in furloughs in

pseudoflavus locate their food

the Barren on its leaf morphology

Kevin Maurine

Probionibacterium acnes? Probionibacterium acres is the causative agent of acne vulgaris I

School - Lisdoonvarna

of daphnia such as heartbeat and

a broad-spectrum baceeriocin, can

movement at various temperatures

Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Karina Lyne

and where these nematodes are found

Effect Of Classroom Ventilation

The Activity Of Daphnia

will investigate whether lacticin 3147, inhibit this acne-causing bacterium

Eoin Boland

The Effect Of Temperature On

- in association with Lennox

Thursday 10th January



St Andrews College - Blackrock Hilary Rimbi

It's a project to investigate if ventilation has an effect on students' concentration and performance and if so how much

Sean Foley

Megan Quigley

Radon - a killer gas in Ireland Science in the combat of crime The Future of Blood Donation

whether three turtles can form a social hierarchy and discover which turtle would be most dominant by monitoring them for thirty-five hours hoof, Loreto College - St Stephens Green, Dublin

Jennifer Campbell

SFI Secondary Teacher Assistant Researcher (STAR) Awards Twenty Enlightening Demonstrations safefood for Life - Helping Students brush up on food safety at the touch of a button

Diarmaid O'Donoghue, Zoe Fox, Sharman Feeley,

Stephen Cullinan Turning Local Wastes Into Valuable Resources My project is about building

Matthew Egan The Effect Of Different

Orlaith Fox How Does Irish Dancing Compare In Achieving Overall Physical Fitness? We will do fitness tests e.g. beep test etc, on Irish dancers versus footballers, using people who do no

St. Clare's Comprehensive School - Manorhamilton Edel Mc Phelim

Treatments On Seed Germination We will treat a variety of

seeds with different treatments to see if the treatment affects the speed and rate of germination Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna John Sims

Ciara O'hare, Rachael

Dylan Kavanagh, Rachel Fisher, Emily Boland How Clean Is Your School Bag? To quantify the amount of the differences between school bag owners of age, sex and class etc

O'Byrne, Slnead Ryan

Is Make-Up Bad For Your Health? We will investigate the growth of bacteria in cosmetics Loreto College - St Stephens Green, Dublin

Yseult Whitaker

Cross And Passion College Wei Yun Chung

When Will Daffodils Appear I n The Year 2040?


Caitriona 0 Donnell

when daffodils appear in spring. Also I'll predict when we'll see daffodils


Mapping Dissolved Oxygen Jeanette O'Meara, Aoife Boyle, Sean Healy Causes Of Classroom Drowsiness To investigate if C02 and

Andrew Robinson

Declan Sweeney, Wayne Danaher

I will investigate how climate change will affect the time

Victoria College - Belfast

Discover Sensors

St. Leo's College - Carlow John Glynn

Audrey Carty

bacteria on a school bags and examine

in 2040 Discover Science & Engineering Science Foundation Ireland Lennox Laboratory Supplies Ltd. safefood


Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Blarney

Friday 11th January 11.00am 12.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm

when they are older

St Dominic 's High School -

On Student Performance

I want to investigate

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland Forensic Science Laboratory

fallen arches and the effects that has

was watered with caffeine, etc

Mary Immaculate Secondary

Do Turtles Have Hierarchies?

12.00pm 2.00pm

were more flowers on the plant that

sport as a control group

produce effective natural antibiotics,

Teacher Seminars

how young people today ignore their

I will investigate the effects

John Ortiz

I will monitor the activities

Our project will investigate

water than Coca Cola, to see if there

Ranunculus repens

John Sims Stud

Tessa Roche, Grace O'Dea, Kate Cullinane Feet Or Fashion

(Turloughs) On Leaf Morphology Of

An Investigation To Determine If

Nematodes' guts, can be used to

growth - i.e . to see if the roots grew

Darren O'Gorman

Clongowes Wood College - Naas

found within Entomopathogenic

We are going to find out the effects caffeine has on plant more when we watered the plant with

enior - Individual

Bernadette O'Dwyer

On Plant Growth

Of Temporary Limestone Lakes I will analyse both bottled


Photorabdus Lumiescens Bacteria,

Scoil Mhuire - Ennistymon Sue-Ann Sheridan

Sche Tear

An Investigation On The Effects

Inhibit The Acne-Causng Bacterium,

Sile Somers Studs Title: Rates of Sugar Absorption To explore the rates of absorption of different sugars in the

Sarah Smith, Niamh Crimon To Find The Effects Caffeine Has

effective way to clean them

Use And Abuse Of Bottled Water

The Bacteriocin, Lacticin 3147, Can

The Production Of Natural Antibiotics by Photorabdus luminescens Bacteria

them. I also hope to find the most

Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Karina Lyne

on subjects' sleep patterns to be James Stewart


investigation into bacterial growth on

regeneration of planaria

In Sport

St Dominic's High School -

My project involves an

My project is to test if

test subjects and the effects of same

To Measure The Growth Of A I am going to measure the

Donnacha Gleeson

In Planaria

To investigate whether

growth rate of my bearded dragon Rocky, after varying his diet each month

John White

Sheila Dineen

Geena Fitzsimons Bearded Dragon Whilst Varying The Diet

of microscopic plants and animals

then how they react to different foods


Various infusions given to

St Conleths College Ballsbridge Gobnait Niaonghusa

Oria De Bhailis

depth affects the number and variety

Effective Way Of Cleaning Drinks Cans

John Corcoran


Baile an Bhothair

Growth On Drinks Cans And The Most

than those with short legs, arms etc

water and team water bottles used

In our project we will investigate whether light intensity and

St Vincent's Secondary School - Dundalk

Magnetism Affects The Regeneration

Effect Of Various Bedtime Infusions


non-asthmatics are at risk

location and rotate their locations

Kinsale Community School

Fintan Moloney Assessment Of The Soporific

An Investigation Into Bacterial

results we can predict if

hitting, catching and kicking a ball,

I'm hoping to study bacteria that grow on a toothbrush when you're not using it. After that I will grow it. I have also done a survey on it

Kinsale Community School

ag fas i riasc goirt barleycove, ag usaid


Lucan Community College AislingQulrke

Emma Hennessy

data-logging spirometer and by our

I would observe how the

Toothbrush Sanitizer

poses the risk of infection

Mille Nic An Aoire

Different Depths In A Fresh Water

the vitamin C levels for

birds reaction to the colour and

The Study And Evaluation Of A

needle, which is inconvenient, and

Miriam Rickerby

A Study Of Microscopic Life At

higher vitamin C levels than fresh vegetables, and how long they retain

activities like running, throwing,

Aidan Doran

Sarah Overy, Hazel Conway

true that frozen vegetables retain

forcefully than necessary using a

Kate Healy

for diabetics. Diabetics normally use a

Audrey Carty

The Retention Of Vitamin C In

asthmatics habitually breathe more

the health of those who drink from

a non-invasive blood sugar indicator

the internet, and record them

Terry Glass

We intend to test if


I plan to investigate if it is

Rosemont School - Blackrock

drinks cans and the danger posed to

Claire Shine

various foods and drinks without

Frozen Vegetables

and colour

Spirometer As A Predictor For Asthma

My project aims to develop

experiments, using methods I found on

both species respond to sign stimuli

Birds' React To The Colour, Location

Karina Lyne

and sight by getting subjects to taste

St Dominic's High School Amy Bartley

sticklebacks and neon tetras, where Using A Data-Logging

We plan to test the relationship between taste, smell,

certain senses

between two similar species of fish, Annemarie MacClancy

To Investigate The Relationship Between Smell, Taste And Sight

Investigation of interaction

Carol 0 Donovan

Or Food Inside Of Bird Feeders?

School - Stillorgan

The Development And Evaluation

Carena Mullins

Territoriality In Sticklebacks

and legs and big hands and feet, can

St Raphaela's Secondary

Lucy O'Donovan

Loreto College - Crumlin

Bandon Grammar School

Aoife Ni Cheilechair Defence Mechanism And

discovered that people with long arms participate better in some sport

- Clonsilla, Dublin

Courtmacsherry bay

caused by these treatments

Roisin Mc Mackin

To determine if the amount of sea lettuce is due to the amount of faecal coliform in the water in

Do Different Species Of Garden

In our project, we

Hartstown Community School

Edward Cash

Jonathan Campbell

tle Sea Lettuce - Why Does It Smell?

treatments have on afro hair. I hope to discover the extent of damage

Jessica Boyle-English,

Siobhan Mc Donnell


the effect chemical hair relaxer

excessive exposure to loud sounds,

is to observe and record the change

Cistercian College - Roscrea Jim Mc Manus

I am planning to investigate

of short term hearing loss due to

Megan Carey

Conor Cronin

Titre Eradicating Ragwort

digesting slurry to produce Biogas

I will study different aspects

Judy Tierney Stud'

To Investigate The Effects Of Relaxers On Afro Hair

Hearing Loss

How The PH Of Skin Changes With

Ta an tionscnamh see

a nutritionally balanced diet will

chool.. Balbriggan Community College

Zia Janjua Mariyah

(sea-locshlainteach Ar Me Ralbeail?

hypothesis that the teenager that eats


Bernadette O'Dwyer

ten Eifeacht Ata Ag Deochanna

to find the optimum conditions for

Fiona 0 Sullivan

St Dominic's High School - Sutton i ac

Lino Bangu

Levels In The Rivers Of North Clare We are going to find the oxygen levels in the rivers of North Clare and map it using GIS. We are

02 levels in classrooms affect mental

going to do this over a three month

skills, and to compare classrooms with

period and see if it changes over time

opened and closed windows Newbridge College Dermot Walsh

Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna

John Sims

Saturday 12th January 11.00am 12.00pm

ISTA Science Foundation Ireland

Making sense of amps and volts SFI Secondary Teacher Assistant Researcher (STAR) Awards


Oveid:et. An analysis of nodulation

blood pressure and temperature. We

Stand Emma Dillon, Leah Foyle,

Laura Moffatt, Isabel Chose


Could Reed-Bed Systems Reduce Sewage Levels In The River Liffey? We intend to find out if reed-bed systems could reduce

Clodagh Donlon , Susan Mcging

Sean Donegan

the laboratory

Kevin O'Connor

a Correlation Between a Person's Limb


Blow Dry Or Let It Dry Naturally?

Length and their Speed

l eac'ner: Nuala Burns

Ovenvti: We have organised for

An Exploratory Study Into The Effects That Various Products Have On Cholesterol

St. Jarlath's Vocational School - Mountbellew Oliver Noone

Isolation Of Marine MicroOrganisms That Produce Bioactive Compounds Which Inhibit Pathogenic Bacteria

We propose to research whether there is a correlation between Roxanne Kerrigan,

a person's arm and leg length and foot

Loreto College - St Stephens Green, Dublin Yseult Whitaker

arch and their speed

Rebecca Guyett

1i ^ r', The Teresian School Donnybrook, Dublin Sharon Wilson

The Ultimate Conker - Does It Exist? To test if it's possible to harden chestnuts for the game of conkers. We will test a sample of chestnuts with various substances and conditions

Kevin Vesey, Claire Lawless,

Shane Mc Inerney, Gary Clinton

An Ecological Study Of The Clare Glens Woodland Area

affect their size and population St. Clare's Comprehensive

ecological study of the Clare Glens woodlands to identify the variety of flora and fauna Presentation Secondary

School - Manorhamilton

Edel Mc Phelim


Stand,' Aaron Kelly, Gavin Tucker Stc Cormorants - Environmental

within a defined area

Lanesboro Community College Michael Lyons

Sarah Buckley, Catherine Mannix Unknown Hypertension among

We are monitoring the

eight weeks Sr_h .I: Loreto College - Foxrock : Helen Hennessay

each take a daily supplement or yoghurt

Irish Students

week. Also we will see what ingredients Strdentlsl: Emily O'Leary,

are present in each supplement to

Aileen O'Brien

investigate which ingredient is the best

pesticides. We will analyse different demon -s-methyl - s u lfo n e Kinsale Community School Gerard Hogan

Eileen Treacy, Rebekah Kennedy, Leona Cremin

An Exploratory Study In Genetic Behaviour And Resulting Offspring From Various Crosses Of Hamsters

Aine Griffey, Kaia Phillips,

and examining the behavioural


analysis will be carried out. We will

Laura Greene

traits paying particular attention to

School - Llsdoonvarna

and identify the risk factors

Soil I n The Turloughs Of The Burren We are looking at the soil of Oven the turloughs to see if changes occur in it as you move from the centre to the outside of the turlough

phenomenal characteristics

Mary Enright Kieran Mcgrath, Stand n

Which Natural Fertiliser Will Yield Better Grass Growth?

Kia O'Connell , Aisling Curtis Stud 1 The Effects Of Light On The Growth Of Sunflowers We experimented with how well sunflowers grew in different coloured plastics and not so well in others School Mount Anville Secondary School - Dublin Teacher. Grainne Clear

Our plan is to grow seven trays of different natural fertilisersto see which one yields better grass growth Elphin Community College Castlerea

Brid Fallon

Dereck Withero, Stephen Withero, Kevin Mcinerney The Effect Of Common Ions On The Rate Of Germination Of Grass Seeds

Studer)*,). Brid Ni Fhearraigh, An Elfeacht Ata Ag Caffeine Ar I We intend to conduct an experiment which will determine

these ions on the rate of germination

whether caffeine affects the heart rate of a daphnia magna by adding liquidised caffeine to our subject Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir

Kieran O'Dwyer ,,


Micheal 0Giobdin

Scott Addison , Mark Murphy

r , Can You Make Celery Sweet? We intend to use sweet

Rachael Farrelly,

drinks for the celery to transpire and

Aoife Lynch, Eimear O'Reilly

to see if the celery absorbs the flavour

The Effect Of Soft Drinks On The Body Our project deals with the effect of soft drinks on heartbeat,

by testing the sugar content Sctw, Ica

Sandford Park School - Ranelagh Keith Mcbain

vt Aoife Kavanagh, Maeve Hosey , Gordana Scully The Truth About Red Hair: Incidence, Genetics and Personality

Newcastle West

Simon Stokes

Fashion Hurts!

A study into the impact of fashionable clothing and accessories on your health Blackwater Community School Lismore Ann Maire Lineen

The Shotgun Fungus

1 Growth of Pilobolus umbonatus on animal dung with analysis of the environmental factors that influence its spore shooting ability

James Delaney, Michael McCarthy How Different Music Affects Cows' Milk Production

This project is a study to see if playing different types of music will increase or decrease milk production

Lismore t, r, ,

A Scientific Study Of The Build-Up Of Micro-Organisms On Shoes A study on the number and types of bacteria and fungi found on different shoes and the various parts of each shoes

Stephen Kiely,

Danielle Horan , Mairead Geary A Practical Study Into The Effects

I Blackwater Community School - Lismore

red hair in our locality and also the


David King

Ilir Mcgill, Nimai Rawlinson

S. dr

Photosynthesis Efficiency And Its

Fiona Mc Manus

Celia Cremin,

will be noted and compared to the

to endeavour to see does fertiliser really affect a fresian cows milk yield Hazelwood College Dromcollogher he, Michelle Herbert

Ivan Lynch, Shane 0 Connor, Dean Coleman

Jake Cannon,

study on the euro tender to see how much bacteria it contains Blackwater Community School Lismore David King

relationship between the efficiency of

Megan Harper-Smith, Amy Burke

John Scottus Secondary SS School - Donnybrook

Equine PeformanceVersus Exercise

Teacher: Philip Brady

And Recovery Regime

The Relationship Between

1nl-< Heat Therapy - A Proposed Treatment For Arthritis This project involves the

Teaches David King

in decline. We intend to investigate

members in our school

why and suggest possible


counter-active measures

Tim Horgan

Michelle Herbert

St Joseph's Secondary School

Declan Cafferkey

We will investigate what

are inherited using groups of siblings and their extended family. We will analyze these and show on a

are comparing soil properties and invertebrates inhabiting it with those

yield adherence to glass rod and photograph the results

St Flannan's College - Ennis Michael Horgan

Fmer Hallihan

Claire Hill, Dearbhla McCotter Folic Acid Intake In Adolescent Girls A study of food intake in fourteen-year-old girls in a school.

Scheo Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Fiona 0 Sullivan 1ea,k

Developing in experiments investigating how folic acid levels are altered by cooking

Robert O'hanrahan,

Loreto College - Coleraine Brian Mckenna

Eolann Kitteringham

h: The Carbon Footprint Of A Scout Camp Scouts is considered an environmentally friendly occupation, to increased carbon emissions we wish Skerries Community College


Katie Corbett


Stand no:. 4311 Ian Curtin , Liam Hennessy

' =,r We plan to solve the problem of the excess of nitrates due to intensive farming in our environment . We plan to do this by biological means Fiona 0 Sullivan

Clara Carroll, Emma Thompson Assessment Of Bacterial Growth On Teenagers' Make-Up Applicators We propose to test the various applicators teenagers in our school use to apply their make-up for bacterial contamination

Brigidine Secondary School Mountrath Teadmi Bronagh Mullen

Anam Hussain, Saphina Imtiaz Fairy Rings Formed By Fungi The aim of this project is to investigate the formation of fairy rings and the fungus that produces them. The soil surrounding the ring will be tested to show that the ring of

Ellen Conneely-Overy,

DNA Extraction in the Classroom standard procedure for isolating DNA


pedigree graph


in L.C. biology, We hope to increase

Siobhan Keating, Anna Reddin, Sharon O'Brien A Study Of Nodulation in Clover


percentage of fingerprint characteristics

Patrick O'Connell,

We hope to improve the

- Foxford

Our project is on the

invasive Rhododendron Ponticum We


ColaisteChoilm - Ballincollig

bacteria found on objects used

Tea, z

St Patrick 's Community College - Naas Emma Daniel

i,u Blackwater Community School Lismore

frequently by pupils and staff



The Inheritance Of Fingerprint

The Enviroment

salmon stocks in the Moy fishery are

by arthritis patients

Darragh Buckley

Title: Combat Excess Of Nitrates In

Title: An Investigation Into The Depletion

therapy will alleviate the pain suffered

ha-. Rhododendron ponticum - A Beautiful Disaster

St Mary' s Secondary School Ciaran Hurley,


Of People

Hazelwood College -

Clara 0' Mahony , Katie O'Neill

of a non-invasive plant

racehorses training regime in three 2 week period to see how it/if affects

glove prototype to investigate if heat

Patrick O'hanlon

performance of improving a

their performance in a race

Recent reports suggest that

Belvedere College - Dublin

to estimate it's carbon footprint

this process and bio-fuel yield

Of Salmon Stocks In The River May

We want to test the potential of Azospirillum (bio fertiliser) to replace traditional chemical fertilisers for use in agricultural methods. It reduces phosphate levels

but there are many ways it contributes

Stand r%

Our project is aimed to

onU, Nuala O ' Connor,

A Biofertiliser

We want to carry out a

photosynthesis and whether there is a

investigate the levels and types of

Teacher: John Sims

Oisin Peat, Cian O'Siorain

Microbes on Euro Tender

Studer {,: Grace Moran, Phoena Morris

Jordan Mulvaney

Stand no: 408

type of fertiliser and see do we really

Diversity Of Items Used By A Variety

An Assessment Of The Bacterial Stanrlae:4T26

Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Fiona 0 Sullivan

Furthermore the rate of grass growth

Our project investigates

Intermediate Group

which are immune to antibiotics

project is to scrutinize the effect of

Relationship To Bio-Fuel

Moire Flanagan

Gvrr We want to see what force is needed to dislodge two different types of gastropod - Llttorina littorea and Nucella lapillus from the substrate Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna

inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria

fertilisers on a cows milk yield

,, A study into the

St. Leo ' s College - Carlow

bioactive compound they produce to

The overall objective of the


our school

Tenacity Of Attachment Of Two Gastropods

Of Fertillizers On A Cows' Milk Yield

Martina Downes

Stand s

Slnead Mcnamara, Arnie Barrett, Catriona Callinan

The Potential Of Azospirillum As

David King


Bishopstown Aoife Cah i llane, Carole McCarthy

Bernie O'Dwyer

pseudomonas strains and use the

Blackwater Community School

need fertilisers We are going

Clodagh Walsh,

We will investigate the


Rebecca Hennebry, Kayleigh Reddy

Colaiste An Spioraid Naoimh -

incidence, genetics and strength of

designing and manufacture of a heat



John Sims

Bualadh Croi An Daphnia Magna

potassium iodide to see the effect of

St. Alibe's School - Tipperary

School - Lisdoonvarna

Eimear Ni Eanaigh, Caoimhe Ni Chathail

potassium chloride, sodium iodide and

of the seeds

Scoil Mhuire agus Ide -

personality associated with red hair in

We are soaking grass seeds in solutions of sodium chloride,


Mary Immaculate Secondary

Jack O'Donnell, Daniel Hempson

Ciara Moore,

We are breeding hamsters


be tested for hypertension. BMI

ro, Mercy Secondary School Tralee

Michelle Herbert

cabbages mainly for the presence of

fitness improves . Mary Immaculate Secondary ,,

Sarah Moore


We will be testing different

to see if blood pressure changes as

calculate the percentage incidence

An Analysis Of Pilobolus:

Hazelwood College -

0),, A Statistical Evaluation Of The

Two hundred students will

football team over eleven weeks

cholesterol for eight weeks and their


We plan to isolate

Aoife Buckley, Nlamh Coughlan

drink specifically designed to combat cholesterol level will be recorded each

the ecological and environmental

Roisin Hehir, Alison Kelly

blood pressure of each girl in our

prior to the experimentation. They will

This project will examine

habitation on trees and plant life

Cara Enright,

age have their cholesterol level tested

conditioner . We will do this for

Impact On Tree And Plant Life

impact of long term cormorant

The Effect Fitness Training Has

a week using the same shampoo and

vegetables for the presence of


On Blood Pressure

Five volunteers of the same

Teacher Audrey Carty

School - Thurles

Patricia O'Callaghan Stand ro

twenty people to have three showers

Presence Of Pesticides In Vegetables


We wish to carry an

earthworms in different soil types. We will see do the different soil types

St Dominic's High School -

Claire Holohan, Megan Troy

Different Soil Types Our project is about

Paul Stewart,

Tite, Is It Healthier For Your Hair To

To Investigate Whether There Is

St Dominic's High School -

'wild r0 4`3 1

in clover in its natural habitat and in

,-^, ': Bailieborough Community

own reed-bed

A Study Of Earthworms In

Micheal Byrnes,

Grainne Kelly,


soft drinks and sudden cardiac syndrome

Katie Kirwan

sewage in the river Liffey. We will carry out experiments by creating our

investigated the relationship between

stimulated grass that develops is

from nitrogen

Lisa Brady Does Water Type Affect The Speed Of Germination In Broad Bean Seeds?

Schoo!: Colaiste Chiarain - Croom Teacher: Mary Casey

In our investigation we will experiment to see if different water types have an effect on the speed of germination in broad bean seeds

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Amy Nolan, Caoimhe Brennan , Sarah Crowe Tooth Whitening Products How Harmful Are They? We will investigate the damaging effects of whitening

Of Chlorine On The Type, Number And Growth Of Micro-Organisms Found In Various Treated Water Samples We are investigating the effects of the different levels of

rays can cause DNA damage so rapidly

chlorine on micro-organisms in

in other organisms, yet plants are able to protect themselves and never suffer

products on teeth ' s density, strength

pools, tap-water, etc.) to discover the effectiveness of chlorine over a certain

before, after and during the products'

period of time

non-fluoride-based toothpaste and

Our project will investigate the impact of UV light on plants. UV

various water samples, (i.e. swimming

and appearance by testing teeth use. Fluoride-based toothpaste,

How Plants Protect Themselves From Sunburn.

Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

from sunburn

Our Lady Of Mercy College Beaumont Suzanne Mchugh

Elaina O'Grady, Kate Foley, Niamh Kavanagh To Measure Which Trees Give Out The Most Oxygen In our project we hope to

hopefully will help our environment by advertising and making this know

Helen Topham,

ScoilMuire gan Steal Jessica Daly, Aoife O'Leary-

Padraig Harlow

Deirdre Mc Auliffe, Lorna Murphy, Olivia Lyons Testing Biodiversity In Hedges

Mc Neice, Kate Humphryes

A Possible Method For The Prevention Of Some Cases Of Diabetes And Obesity In One Simple Skin Patch Indicator We plan to create a skin patch indicator to prevent diabetes,

Using Beetles

Our project is how the management of hedgerows affects the biodiversity in hedgerows, while using the carabidae beetle as an indicator of the biodiversity

Cholesterol In Battered Fish

different types of white fish Ardscoil Ui Urmoltaigh -

How And Why Agricultural Activities Affect The Quality Of Our Drinking Water The project will be based

content in sweat

St. Angela's College - Cork Ann Barret

Droichead na Bandan John O'Sullivan

Niamh Hanrahan, Aoife Corley, Sinead Devoy

Tanya Brennan

A Microbiological Anaylsis Of Seawater In Bundoran. A Comparison Between 1998 And 2007

Road, Dublin

Our Ladys Grove - Goatstown

Enda Byrne

We wish to investigate whether the quality of sea-water in Bundoran has changed since 1998 by

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Orla Conroy, Dermot Mc Grath Environmentally Friendly/Bio-

water purification in Bundoran bay in

taken into account

the last ten years

To investigate the feasibility of growing environmentally friendly/bio-fuel plants in Ireland Elphin Community College -

Magh Ene College - Bundoran Yvonne Higgins

Caoimhe Mac Neice

Roisin Flynn, Lisa Flynn

Does Wavelength Of Light Affect Growth Of A Typical Monocot Plant? Measure growth of oat coleoptiles grown in heated trays exposed to one specific wavelength of light monitored over two weeks.

An Investigation Into The Therapeutic Effect To The Use Of Lavender Oil As A Means Of Reducing Blood Pressure And Stress We are investigating the use of Lavandula augustifolia (an essential oil) as an alternative medicine, to help alleviate stress and high blood pressure Scoil Mhuire - Ennistymon

Sue-Ann Sheridan Kevin O'Rourke, James Swan, Stephen Ivers Teachers Under Pressure We intend to monitor the

Deirdre Kelly, Denise Phair, Alison O'Reilly Analysis of Different Water Sources

blood pressure & other statistics of a

To investigate the pH, oxygen

sample population of teachers and

levels, chlorine levels and presence of

observe the stress levels presented by

bacteria in a number of different water sources and compare them Loreto College - Cavan Carmel Gaffney k,n


Aisleen Sheehan, Frances Sweeney, Jessica Bowen The Effect Of The Concentration

Sheelan Yousefizadeh, Linda Marthe

Natural Sunscreen : A Study Of

Plant Viruses Spreading Species

Our group wish to find out can viruses spread from one plant species to another Dominican College Drumcondra Mick Moriarty

Brid Fallon

Karen Harrington, Aisling Harrington

Containing Meat in meat pies to prevent the "Bad"

Therese Leahy , Jean Ryan Sturlvv inn Psocios - Migration, Effects And Their Elimination To investigate the incidence of psocids in the home, To research their effect on our health, and to find the best way to control populations either chemically or by depriving them of an aspect crucial to their lifecycle Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ Luimneach Siobhan Crowe

Cholesterol or low density ,

Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine Kenmare John O'Sullivan ',i oral n,r 4438

Robbie Benson, David Brougham , Conor Greene A Comparison Of The Nutritional Content Of Four Staple Foods

performed eye tests on the students

Ag Tastail Proitein in Uibheacha Organacha, Monarchan Agus Saor Reimsiuil

members an

Beidh muid ag fail

ScoilMuire gan Smal Roscommon Padraig Harlow d o,,, pull


Vinita Vincent Kuruvila, Arlin Arms Raju To Investigate The Ability Of Pelargonium citrosum To Act As A Biological Insecticide Examine the potential of natural biological insecticides as an alternative to chemically synthesised insecticides on tomato plants and compare their ability to absorb heavy metals St Josephs College - Lucan Michelle Dunne

We plan to investigate the use of plant matter to grow plants Hydropontcally CIE. using water as a

Carrigaline Community School Maura Carroll

o1 Ann-Marie Egan, Rachel Coyle , Clara Watson Analyzing And Comparing DNA Sequences Within Families With the use of DNA techniques we intend to show similarities and differences within families St Joseph'S College - Athlone e,v

Irene O'Sullivan

how they compare with the Irish potato. We will also investigate growing conditions and will carry out taste tests among Irish and foreign national volunte Marist College - Athlone

Stand ,,

whilst investigating cyanogenesis


Fiona 0 Sullivan

I Seile Madra? We want to investigate if Niamh Larkin Blay, Maha Elsiddig, Maryam Naeem

meld prOitein iontu

Gealcholaiste Reachrann Domhnach Mide Jacinta Ni Dhubadin

Cian O'Brien

Population Trends In Urban Dublin Has there been a change in house sparrow population in Dublin?

"Pointe" do cosa agus strucht6ir Olivia Hande, Emma O'Brien

Alcohol And Energy Drinks? Bad Mix For Daphnia's Heart ? Our project is to discover

nddurtha an choirp - cnamh mat6in agus ailteanna Colaiste Pobal Osrai - Kilkenny Madailin Mhic Chana

Micheal 0 Giobuin

Niamh Field, Ciara Hendy, Rebecca Murphy

Us And Ultrasound

St Josephs College - Lucan e, i,

Our project is to uncover

Aisling McCabe

Conor Hayes, Samuel Brady, John Fortune

The Prevalence Of Exercise Related Breathlessness In Secondary School Boys In A Rural Community The prevalence of exercise-

Does this mirror the decline of sparrow populations in European

induced asthma in Western countries

cities? If so why

is increasing. We will assess and

Katie Corbett

analyse this increase, within a cohort of rural adolescent males

St Patrick'S College - Cavan Marie Bowler Charmaigne O'Connor, Carol O'Donnell The Impact Of The Extraction Of Water From Lough Ree To Dublin

Ronan Muruchu, Annraoi Mac Giolla Chearra Bitheolaiochta Ar Loch Shannagh

Ree due to its transport to Dublin

TS muid ag iarradh staidear Ecolaiochta agus Bitheolalochta a deanamh ar loch Shannagh. Le deanal curtar tithe thart ar to muid ag amharc an bfhuil aon truili6 ann Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir Ceanainn Micheal 0 Giobuin

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Aaron Keogh , Jamie Shortt Leaf Shape As An Indicator Of Mean Annual Temperature We will test the theory which suggests there is a link between the percentage of leaves in an area with entire leaf margins ( leaves without lobes or teeth) and the mean annual temperature in that area



r' I


Ciara O'Connor, Beth Carthy The Antimicrobial Properties Of Antibacterial Soaps: Triclosan Or A Natural Solution This study examines whether soap solutions containing

- Bray

Martha Lannin

Niamh Fanning, Laura Williams Lichen Distribution in Clonmel We intend to investigate the distribution of lichens in different areas throughout the town, to measure the different levels of pollution

/disadvantages accrued

Scoil Dara - Kilcock Darragh Mcmoreland

,I, n

Avril Helen, Tania Helen, Cathal Duggan Omega 3 Fatty Acids in Cows' Milk The aim of the project is to increase the level of OMEGAS in milk by feeding a group of cows a natural

Bandon Grammar School Carena Mullins

Staid6ar Ecolalochta Agus

We are going to investigate

St Joseph'S College - Athlone Julie Coyle

and, as a consequence, the advantages

source of OMEGA3

the effects of the loss of water in Lough

Chun fiosr6ch6in a tearmach a dheanann damhsa ar

Colaiste Ailigh - Leitir Ceanainn

individuals' abilities to detect them

Jack Savage, Aisling Cooke Investigation Into House Sparrow

Damhsa Ar Pointe dheanamh ar an damaiste fad


details about ultrasounds related to

Stan Clara Ni Mhoalmhuire,

the saliva of a dog has antibiotic

A Hairband Made To Stop The

Invent a formula that will not harm human scale but will eradicate head lice and administered through a hair band

Deanfaidh muid compardid idir an

An Bhfuil Luach Antaibheathach

Valerie Ni Chochlain

uibheacha monarchain agus siopa

St. Killian'S Community School

Eimear Ni Chonghaile

Siuin Nic Mhaongail, Emma Nic Ghrabhartaigh


Headlice Epidemic

growing medium) as opposed to hydrophonic solutions

Ballincollig Community School John O'Connell

agus d a 6s6id Chun an meid funnimh

Swords. Freisin gheobhaidh muid

Skerries Community College

Rechargeable HydroponicsResults Without The Expense

of this hormone than adults

Calraimeadar a dheanamh,

uibheacha 6 feirmeoir neawhspleach i

Humaima Shahid,

which causes teenagers to be tired in the morning as they have higher levels

Colaiste losagain - Baile an Cormac Mac Ualgairg, Josh Scannell, Stephen Fennessy

and staff of our school, family

sleep promoting hormone melatonin

ate i mbianna eagsula a thomhais

between the colour of ones eyes and

We wish to investigate the

We shall survey four different habitats at various times of year for the gene frequencies of marked and unmarked white clover Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

Ardee Community School Siobhan Greer

the quality of their eyesight. We have

cassava , yam and sweet potato to see

Cyanogenesis: Investigating The

Calraimeadar De Dheantus Baile

whether or not there is a correlation

Lipoproteins from oxidising

nutritional content of staple foods

Gene Frequencies Of White Clover

Mbianna Eagsula Le Husdid

the human eye. We are investigating

To Show The Benefit Of

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Micheal O Cread , Diarmait

Tomhas Ar Mheid Calrai Ata I

Micheal Harte

Siobhan O'Shea,

We are using antioxidants

Mac CArthaigh, Mary Ni Chathain

Nic Uileagdid, Meabh Ni Ghiollagain


Robert Shalloo,

Antioxidants In Prepared Dishes

Castlerea Angela Howard,

Laura Brennan. Victoria Mc Cormac, Emma Lynch To Species

activities on the water. R.E.P.S will be

Colaiste Phadraig CBS - Lucan Kevin Carey

Dermot O ' hanlon

Bay has improved since the introduction of a sewage treatment plant in 1991

Fuels In Ireland

classes of varying ages


Water Quality in Dublin Bay

Our project researches the Maebh Ni Lorcain, Niamh

depends on the concentration of the

Eye Colour-Does It Effect Eyesight?

Villiers Secondary School -

We wish to investigate

researching any improvements in

with control tray exposed to white light Our Lady's Bower - Athlone Pat Horan

the life of Irish flood planes while also

whether the quality of water in Dublin

monitoring pollution levels and

Compare mean growth of each tray

How bamboo can extend

its varied uses in society

quality and the effects of agricultural

Aoife Corry, Awe Devane,

Can Bamboo Save The Earth?

many sugars through gauging sugar

around our local drinking water

Colaiste Choilm - Tulach Mhor Barry Scully

Tom Jackson, Sadhbh Gaston

by showing when you're eating too

Ashling Mc Eniff,

Padraig Mc Donald, Colm Nolan


We hope to find out exactly how much cholesterol is present in

reducing carbon levels in the air and

Karina Lyne

Eoin Farrell,

Siobhan Crowe

Denise O'Sullivan, Michael Egar

Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig

nd no

FCJ - Limerick

Blame It On The Melatonin

To investigate if bacteria

Our project is based around

Laurel Hill Secondary School

Emma Flanagan

To Investigate Bacterial

most oxygen and have the top 3 trees

Rachel Cuddy, Siobhan 0 Hanrahan

Mary Murphy

Resistance To A Disinfectant

repeated exposure to that disinfectant

which produce the most oxygen and

Rebecca O'Callaghan,


Alannah Smith

resistance to a disinfectant after

to people

Karina Lyne

Central Technical Institute Sarah Tynan, Alison Duffy,

establish which tree gives out the

no toothpaste will be used Roscommon

the effect of alcohol and high energy drinks on the heart of a Daphnia We wish to test different energy drinks St Vincent'S Secondary School - Dundalk John White

Triclosan and other known antibacterial

Hannah Ni Riain,

Kate Nic Einri, Deirdre Nic Charthaigh Staidear Ar Aigead Sailleach Trasach Agus Ar An Eilfeacht Ate Aige Ar An Gcolainn Sa tionscnamh sea , deanfaimid staidear iomlan ar an eifeacht ata ag aigead sailleach trasach ar an duine agus conas mar a oibrionn siad Colaiste losagain - Baile an Bh6thair Valerie Ni Chochlain , uu. ddb I

Shauna Leahy, Stephanie Archer Finding New Antimicrobials We hope to find bacteriocins

agents kill harmful bacteria specifically

that can effectively inhibit the growth

strains of staphylococcus aureus

of some pathogenic bacteria. These

including MRSA

could be used in fermented meat

Rathdown School Glenageary Joy Rice

products to improve food safety

Presentation Secondary School - Ballyphehane Gretta 0 ' Sullivan

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parents and their grandparents, Amy Murray, Ashton Scully, Fiona Kelly

Climate Change - Possible Future Effects On Soil And Vegetation

possibly, and see if similarities are present within their vocal range

Colaiste an Chraoibhin Fermoy


moisture and temperatures in the soil


Lisa Kelly

Anti -Perspirant Shampoo

We want to make a shampoo that has anti-perspirant scalp excessively sweating. This is

Palmerstown, Dublin David Plummer

Niall Roe, Brendan Farrelly, Damien Boylan

Short People


Eamonn Mcbride

For this project we hope to

find the answer to our question- do tall people run faster than short Fergal Turner, Paul Martin,

people? or is there any difference

Niall Stafford A Study Into The Effects Of The

Frances O'Reegan

We will take physiological

Athlone Community College James Mcgrath

measurements and fitness levels of fifth years and divide them into two groups. Group one complete two

David Burns, Donna Noonan

Alternative Packaging Method For Fruit And Vegetables To investigate the effectiveness of using Sphagnum moss as an alternative packing method for fruit and vegetables and to possibly extend the shelf life of the product Colaiste Choilm - Ballincollig Karma Lyne

months of P.E. class, group two don't - and then we will repeat the measurements Pobalscoil Neasain - Baldoyle Sinead Shells

their feeding habits

Waterpark College Waterford Brian Dunbar

surrounding environment. The

a carnivorous snake Mayfield Community School Liam Begley

fingerprints and if certain fingerprint

St Louis Secondary School Dundalk Siobhan Greer

The Burren'S Biodiversity

To see what vitamins and minerals get absorbed in digestion in

We want to investigate

patterns show family links

and video surveillance into whether or not urbanisation affects the population of small mammals and

A Study Of Mineral And Vitamin Absorption In Carnivorous Snakes

whether family members have similar

Mammal Populations And Behaviours A study using DNA analysis

David 0 Leary, Colin Mc Donnell


Clara Ryan, Aisling Quigley Dermatoglyphics And Inherited Patterns

Surrounding Environment On Small

Sarah Nolan, Cliona Falvey, Laiose O'Malley An Investigation Into The Effects Of The Vernal Witch Hazel Scrub On

Danny Maloney, Davis

Gould-Duff, Raisin Latham Does Ash Help Plants To Grow?

We want to find out how household and industrial ash affects

question we are aiming to answer

is "Is the Hazel scrub beneficial, detrimental or both to its environs Scoil Mhuire - Ennistymon

How Effective Is The Mandatory Forty-Minute P.E. Period A Week?

Of Using Sphagnum Moss As An

Aine Smyth, Mary Clayton, Laura Shells Do Tall People Run Faster Than

the effects of the Hazel scrub on its

Tonia Corcoran, Louise Markey

To Investigate The Effectiveness

A Quality Water Survey Of Our Local River We're testing a local river for pollution. We're going to test for the following: ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, water hardness, bacteria, pH, suspended solids and COD of water Patrician High School -

Our project is to investigate

Ollie Cosgrove

air pollution

The Kings Hospital -

Understand how the same

Our Ladys College - Drogheda

from last year with a view to further research on the chemistry and physiology of lichens with regard to

aimed especially at sports people

Non-Diabetic Perspective

diet and exercise affects two boys' blood sugars in a diabetic and a non-diabetic person Sandford Park School - Ranelagh Alison Graham

Terenure College

This is a continuation of the 'The Distribution of Lichens in Athlone

Fania Stoney, Jenny Hughes

properties to it that will stop your

George Mcnally, Daniel lannelli Fast Food, Exercise And Blood Sugar Levels - A Diabetic And A

(nitrogen fertiliser) on soil fertility

An Indepth Study On Lichen

highly commended project entitled,

that the growth rate of the creesseeds will decrease due to climate change this is due to the change in St. Brigid'S School - Tuam

Robert Kenny, Ben Moran

both a natural fertiliser (seaweed) and a commonly used chemical fertiliser

Physiology And Air Pollution

Simon Hill

We are hoping to predict

David Hanevy,

Aislinn Murphy, Jessica Perrott Using Bacteria To Send Secret

Sue-Ann Sheridan


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the growth of plants and if it harms the wider environment St Joseph's Community College - Kilkee Kathleen Crowe

We aim to show that it is possible to send secret messages via

DNA sequences in Bacteria using James Mahon, Joe Murphy, Cian Brassil Analysis of Zebra Mussel Shells Analysis of zebra mussel

simple and cheap equipment

Christ King Girls Sec. School Cian O'Mahony

Gort Community School

Sharon Connolly

Inability To Taste PTC An investigation into the

theory that most smokers cannot taste

effectiveness of zebra mussel shells

soil samples

An Investigation Into A Possible Link Between Smoking And The


shell content, examination of the as a bio-fertilizer in Irish and Spanish

Donie 0 Sullivan, Aoife Musgrave, Jerry Moran

Christopher Mcardle, Gareth Bellew, Brendan Rogers Effects Of Added Nitrogen

the chemical PTC, through a survey of

Fertilizer Vs Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria


I n this experiment we will

one thousand adults Colaiste na Sceilge -

Marie O'Sullivan

attempt to grow clover plants in three Ryan Goulding, Jade McCormack Is A Person'S Singing Voice Hereditary?

We intend to analyse the singing voices of students, their


different conditions. with no nitrogen fertilizer with nitrogen fertilizer and

Robert Conway, Stephen

with nitrogen-fixing bacteria

Rynne, David Kelleher

De La Salle Secondary School - Dundalk Cara Mc Adam

Seaweed'S Effects On The Fertility Of Soil To investigate the effects of

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Join us again in the Big Top for the 4th Annual International Robots of Destruction Heavyweight Championships.

This attraction, which is presented in recognition of International Polar Year, is housed in a Marquee to the rear of the complex and can

The BAS team will be stationed at an authentic

be entered via the EcoZone. It consists of three

tent, Nansen sledge, food boxes, clothing and

individual exhibits. The objective is to give an

specialist kit (cooking stove, food samples etc).

idea of what it would have been like to be part

There will also be information on the continent,

of an expedition to Antarctica almost 100

the science undertaken by British Antarctic

years ago compared to what it is like today.

Survey with a selection of biological specimens

How difficult is it to endure the extreme

on display.

The 2008 Robot War promises to be the most exciting ever with more heavyweight robots than ever before in an Irish arena , battling it out to be the champion.

Antarctic field camp complete with pyramid

Merlin, the defending Champion, will be up against new contenders such as Iron Awe 5 and Scorpion as well as old rivals such as Beast and Bigger Brother.

Be ready to cover your ears from the frenzy of noise during the sound activated heavyweight boxing robots fist fights. Will the boy's robot beat the undefeated girl's robot this year?

temperatures? Is global warming having a major effect?

The World of Robot Showtimes 10.30 a. m., 11.30 a.m., 12.30 a.m.,

Antarctic Adventurers is a group of experienced

2.00 p. m., 3.00 p. m., 4.00 p.m.

historical re-enactors with a life-long interest in the heroic period of the race for the South Pole

Once inside the World of Robots, watch out for the Daleks and Mechanoids, they could attack at any time! There will be lots of mayhem, lots of noise, lots of fun in the Young Scientist World of Robots. And as a special attraction this year, previewing each performance, will be W5 and 'The Trouble With Robots Show' which gives an insight into what makes a Robot a Robot!

and the exploration of Antarctica. This team will tell what it was like for explorers such as Shackelton, Crean and Scott in the early part of

The Celestial Adventure

the 20th century and the challenges they faced For the first time ever in Ireland , visitors to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2008 will be able to take a 3D flight out into space and learn about the many fascinating objects that makeup the Solar System in which we reside. Are all the planets the same? Could there be life out there? These are questions which will be challenged during the tour. Through 3D visualisation and'live ' presentation, audiences will learn how mankind has used space technology to expand our horizons and knowledge in an endeavour to better understand nature and our place in the universe.

just to survive. The group re-creates a sledging party of the period complete with Nansen sledge, tent, sleeping bags and all the necessary equipment. Picture courtesy of British Antarctic Survey

The journey will take us away from Earth and to the International Space Station , our permanent home in space and stepping

Could you survive polar conditions? Now is your chance to experience temperatures


of minus 20 degrees in the Ice Tunnel as you make your way from base camp to the nearby Ice station. Are you up for the challenge? Picture courtesy of British Antarctic Survey

The International Polar Year 2007-2008 is the largest internationally coordinated research programme in 50 years. It is an intensive period of interdisciplinary science focused on the Arctic and Antarctic. Key areas that IPY will address include shrinking snow and ice, global linkages, communities living in the Arctic, and new frontiers of science.

further away, we take a

visually beautiful tour oft 'e celestial objects that are part of our neighbourhood orbiting our star, The Sun.

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies was established in 1940 to promote research at the frontiers of knowledge; it has operated Dunsink Observatory since 1947, where it is currently expanding its public outreach activities, and is proud to support the Celestial Adventure interactive 3-D presentation.

The conclusion of the journey will see audiences travel out to the edge of the Milky Way galaxy and then at impossible speed travel back through the galaxy to our home planet, Earth

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The BT EcoTheatre features a number of topical presentations concerning global warming and other ecological issues.

BT Arena Timetable of Daily Performances

These short presentations will be made every 45 minutes between 11.00am and 4. 15pm daily and will be given by

The polar bear is threatened with extinction due to the effects of Global Warming. Bjorn and his keeper Ursula will give an insight into the life of a polar bear.

Waterford Institute, Geological Survey Ireland and BT.

According to Ursula the word 'Arctic' means 'with bears' and 'Antarctic' means 'without bears'! Meet Ursula and her friend Bjorn to find out all about Polar Bears and the Arctic. What do Polar Bears eat? Where do they live? How do they survive and how big is the threat?

Special attraction, Bjorn and Ursula will be on stage at 11.45am, 1.15pm and 2.45pm daily.


This is your chance to find out what it's like to meet a Polar Bear!

The Primary Science Fair 2008 is sponsored by the Health and Safety Authority

Pluck - How Not to Set Fire to Your Violin

presented by Science Made Simple. This extraordinary show has been on a highly successful nine country tour of Europe which ended in Israel

HSA Primary Science Awards featuring W5

Visualise - the Beauty of Science


in December. Enter a world of swirling whirlwinds and giant smoke rings. Less explanation; more exploration. Visualise the beauty of science is a mischievous mix of live science demonstrations, physical theatre, projected images-and music. See ordinary objects behaving in extraordinary ways, as the laws of nature are captured, explored and pushed to the. limit to create a unique visual spectacle.

How not to set your violin on fire! presented by Pluck

Almost 100 projects will be on show from Primary Schools across the country over the three days of the Exhibition. The Fair reflects the broad and balanced primary science curriculum and this years participants have been encouraged to think about safety as it relates to their projects. The initiative forms part of a wider strategy which is targeting safety programmes at younger workers and workers of the future.

Three of the most silly (but talented) musicians in the world, Pluck, present a hilarious show about music, energy and the history of audio equipment

For the first time prizes will be awarded to the top students and teachers on a daily basis. A Special Primary Science Awards Ceremony will take place in the BT Arena at 1.30p. m. and will be preceded with a science show from W5.

The merits of the wind up record player, the car battery powered 8-track cartridge player, the battery powered walkman and USB powered iPod are discussed in detail to humorous effect. But when the trio breaks into Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix, it's 'holy smoke' for the violin'!

The Primary Science Fair forms an integral part of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Whilst not part of the competition, it encourages younger

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organisations including ENFO, Calmast,

The programme includes a number of well known pieces including Mozart's Rondo alla Turka. The violinist plays so fast that his fingers start smoking!

The show comes to a dramatic end with Pluck ' s unique performance, the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, complete with cannons, fireworks, bells, and special effects.




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The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is tasked with improving safety on our roads in order to reduce death and injury resulting from road collisions. We would love you to come along to our stand where you can try out our new motorbike simulator, test your reaction time when stopping a vehicle and take the "Theory Test" challenge where you will be in with the chance to win fantastic prizes including an XBOX. We will also be holding NCT demonstrations on the hour and our friendly staff are waiting to answer any question that you have on road safety so don't delay make your way over to Stand 26


Irish Universities Promoting Science Do you want to access a wide range of information about Science on just one website? The Science Faculties of the seven Irish Universities have developed which will save you hours researching Irish Universities; science programmes available, career and research opportunities along with other information on Science.


J_A Mensa AM I-Irish Mensa will, as usual, have puzzle pages for the contestants who are exhibiting. They will also have tests that can be taken at home to check your IQ and, possibly, find out if you might qualify for Mensa membership. There are approximately 1,200 members in Irish Mensa and IM will be happy to welcome some more.


The role of the Patents Office is to provide an efficient and effective system of industrial property protection that will encourage technological progress and promote enterprise through the implementation by the Office of the relevant legislation. This is to be achieved through the protection of industrial property rights in the fields of patents, trade marks and designs, and the dissemination of relevant information in conjunction with each of these activities.


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Irish Blood IU Transfusion Service S-6- Eireann

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is constantly looking to recruit new blood donors. With one in four of us needing a transfusion at some point in our lives now is the ideal opportunity to visit our information stand and find out how you too can become a blood donor.

Tipperary Institute is a dynamic third level Institute with campuses located in Thurles and Clonmel. Degrees are offered across a wide variety of areas including Business. Accounting and Finance, Games Design & Software Development, Creative Multimedia, Environmental and Natural Resource Management, Social and Community Studies and Sustainable Rural Development. TI's stand will feature exhibits on the Science of Computer Games. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet our staff and Student Ambassadors to discuss career choices in the area of science and technology. The event will also see the official launch of TippSoc'sjobs portal which lists opportunities for undergraduate and graduate employment. Student Ambassadors will also provide games demonstrations which are always immensely popular and even show you how to design and build your own computer game! So call to the Tipperary Institute exhibition area (stand no. 18) in the Industries Hall and check out the science behind computer games for yourself!

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The Marie Keating Foundation has been established primarily to provide Breast Cancer Information and Awarenes free of charge to the general public throughout the Republic of Ireland through three Mobile cancer Information Units based in the Eastern, Western and Southern regions of Ireland


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The RSC is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public. We support the teaching of chemistry within the primary, secondary and post-16 phases. Our resources and materials

are sent free to schools and colleges in the UK and Ireland. We encourage initiatives to attract students to the chemical sciences from all parts of society and raise awareness of potential careers. An advisory service and a variety of careers publications for students, parents and teachers are available. Visit us at stand 20 or contact RIIi9 Ml r0 MPtE.IE

a The Irish Science Teachers' Association is the largest subject association in the country. It was founded in 1961 and has 1200 members from all sector s of education . The ISTA functions as a body dedicated to the professional development of its members and the advancement of science teaching . The ISTA maintains links with other bodies involved in science education in Ireland and associations for science education in other countries.

Down Syndrome Ireland Teachers, check out our stand in the Industries Hall and get your free teacher pack!. Students, come and enter our competition for a fantastic prize!. Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) tries to ensure that all individuals with Down syndrome receive the support that will give them a future where their talents, skills and abilities are developed to the fullest. DSI encourages the development of inclusion in main stream education. Every year an increasing number of young students with Down syndrome are progressing to 2nd level education. Attendance at this wonderful event is an opportunity for DSI to raise awareness and promote a positive attitude towards Down syndrome. National Helpline Number: 1890 374 374

The Irish Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI) runs Saturday, Wednesday and Summer programmes , correspondence courses and special events for high ability students aged between 6-16 years old in Dublin City University and other centres nationwide. To find out more about these courses please email : or Tel: 017005634.

Ill Institute of Physics In Ireland Have you the fastest kick? Have you been 'Radar' tested by the I OP'? Police forces around the world use a radar gun to measure car speeds. The same principle can be used to measure the speed of a struck object. Find out about the basic physics of radar (RAdio Detection And Ranging) and test the speed of your kick or throw at the IOP stand.


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YIMPLE, Ireland's only online yearbook publishing company. We make it simple to produce a full colour school yearbook. All you need is a broadband connection and a browser on your pc. That's right NO OTHER SOFTWARE! Take your pictures and upload them to your password protected Yimple website. Choose from our comprehensive range of templates, insert your pictures, add your text, and you're done! Check it out! Visit our stand 22 or go online to Yimple, it's simple! I&


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The Health and Safety Authority is responsible for securing health and safety at work. Young people are SO % more likely to be injured at work than older people and in Ireland and approximately 60% of 15-18 year olds already work through part-time and summer jobs. Visit the HSA stand and check out what programmes and materials are available to teachers and students on safety in the workplace.

1 PharmaChemical Ireland is the trade association for the Pharmaceutical and Chemical manufacturing industry within Ireland. PharmaChemical Ireland has employs a full-time education executive to promote science across the education sector, encouraging liaison between our member companies and their local schools. Visit our stand to avail of a variety of free science based resources for students and teachers. STAND NUMBER: 24

Shaw Scientific is one of Ireland's leading Science and Education resource providers. Visit us to see;

• Fourier Nova5000-; the future of ICT in the laboratory and classroom. • Sahara; Interactive Whiteboards and presentation technology. • Texas Instruments; - Education Technology • Primary Science; Including Bee-Bot, Tuff-Cam and K'Nex


The Garda Road Safety Unit is available to Schools, Colleges, Community groups, Industry etc to promote Road Safety. We offer a 1.5 hour Power point presentation on Road Safety entitled It won't happen to me" and it deals with such issues as Speeding, Drink Driving, Seatbelts, Y.M.D. (Young Male Drivers), Driver Fatigue etc. It also contains Road Safety videos and Garda camera car footage and is uniquely presented in a shock/ humorous manner. We also attend events such as the Young Scientist, Various Motor and Motorcycle shows to offer Road Safety advice and information.

RTE RTE is rolling out a host of activities to the RDS for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2008. Come and see how a television broadcast comes to life as RTE Weather presents live bulletins, find out how a report is filed and experience new developments in digital broadcasting. We'll be broadcasting some of our very popular radio programmes live from the stand and RTE's news2day will be looking for someone to be a special reporter for a day. RTE Young People's Programmes will be there filming too so viewers at home will be able to see exactly what goes on at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition. So whether you want to try your hand at broadcasting or meet some of RTE's famous faces and voices, join us at the RTE stand.

experience the best in gaming using BT Broadband. BT empowers gamers and people who download movies/music by providing 8Mb in certain areas of Ireland, making it lightning-fast to download and an overall great experience.

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sfi Science Foundation Ireland (SFI( is investing in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises. SFI's award programmes include the Secondary Teacher Assistant Researchers (STARS) Programme and the SFI/Dell Scholarship - Young Women in Engineering. SFI also strongly encourages researchers to undertake outreach activities through the SFI Speakers for Schools facility is a business that caters for the demand brought about by a changing job market, employer feedback /frustrations and the current student profile. This has resulted in a need for more effective career guidance, self- management techniques and emotional intelligence development The Career camp programme is holistic, respects the importance of academic ability, individual passions, interests, and signature talents and builds on the learning and knowledge gained through the educational system. Those participating in a Career camp, experience a supportive, fun and systematic programme of activities and learning exercises resulting in the development of key skills and self-awareness. During the programme each student works to create their own personal development plan, which includes tools and techniques to set and achieve their goals.Visit the stand now and learn how can help you realise your

own career and life goals. EUROPEAN COMMISSION Joint Research Centre

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre provides independent scientific and technical support to EU policies. It plays an active role in creating a safer, cleaner, healthier and more competitive Europe. Its activities range from the assessment of safety standards for children's toys to new technologies for recycling water.

Rolls-Royce We are looking for the most innovative and inspiring teachers of science to submit any project idea that addresses a particular need in your school or college by 29th February 2008. Each year we give away a total of E165,000 (E120,000) prize money for you to invest in science education. Register now at and visit


"The PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system unleashes a brilliant, high-definition entertainment experience with its Cell Broadband Engine that delivers a gaming experience that is beyond what you know today. Its built-in Blu-ray Disc drive delivers a whole new generation in high-definition gaming and unmatched digital media storage. Whether it's gaming, Blu-ray movies, music or online services, PlayStation 3 will

change your digital life. The PlayStation 3 provides an endless array of multimedia activities, all without even inserting a game. It gives you unprecedented control, access and enjoyment of a full range of digital media including music, photos, video and wifi internet browsing. The online Playstation store also enables you to download content such as the lates movie clips, demos and full games. The built-in Blu-ray disc player means you can enjoy next-generation high-definition entertainment, including games and movies. Just as th DVD offered a technological leap from CDs, Blu-ray is the next leap forward in the advancement of data storage technology and digital entertainment."

BT Consumer Division is delighted to be a part of the BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2008. We are happy to bring the experience of Broadband to the young people in Irelande for use in: education, research, games, photos, friends, music, movies, chat, and overall entertainment. This year we bring the experience of entertainment to the visitors to

The exhibits and workshops this year are all light related including an Interactive Shadow Mosaic Exhibit along with a number of workshops: • LED Graffiti - assemble your LED and use it to create an LED mural • Build a Lighthouse

• Make an Optobot • Draw a design using the Solidworks programme Steps to engineering will be available to discuss careers in engineering and science and our Discover Primary Science team will be on hand with demonstrations of their activities. The T4 group will have a PLC programmed light display. The Science Gallery will be there to promote Lightwave - their first exhibition which will take place in February 2008. Some of our workshops will take place on our stand in the Industries Hall but we also have some workshop space on the balcony of the Main Hall. All bookings will be taken at the Discover Light Stand in the Industries Hall.Discover Science & Engineering is also sponsoring the Science Made Simple Show in the Arena.

ANALOG DEVICES At the Analog Devices stand we aim to open your mind to the fun, interesting and downright weird applications of science and technology in everyday life. Play the piano with your feet, test your hand-to-eye coordination with the electronic maze or pedal your way to a prize on the Bike Challenge. Things get interesting in Luminous Lane where darkness and light combine in spectacular fashion. Or take a trip down Laser Alley avoiding the lasers to win some fabulous prizes. Check out the new cool tornado demo which will have a real live tornado in the RDS(

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Robinsons, makers of fruit squash and juice drinks , continually strive to raise awareness to parents and children on the importance of hydration. The Robinsons team will be at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2008, from Thursday to Saturday distributing information on how to stay hydrated. In order to keep all the budding young scientists, taking part in the HSA Primary Science Fair at the RDS refreshed, Robinsons squash, Robinsons Fruit Shoot and Robinsons H2O will be distributed in the RDS.

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The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (School of Cosmic Physics) is hosting a stand which will explain how earthquakes are detected and measured. It will feature an operating seismometer. The stand will also draw attention to the programme of events for the International Year of Planet Earth - 2008, an exciting opportunity to draw attention to the value of geoscience and, in this, it will be supported by the Geological Survey of Ireland.

EnFO noticenature c:::Oft =_ Notice Nature is Ireland Public Awareness Campaign on Biodiversity. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and to encourage everyone to play his or her part in its protection. This will help to halt the damage being done to our plants and animals and the landscape, waters and habitats in with they live. ENFO is the "one stop shop" environmental information service. It aims to provide easy access for everyone seeking information on all aspects of the environment and sustainable development. Its drop in library/exhibition centre is located at 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2. National Parks and Wildlife Service aims to secure the conservation of a representative range of ecosystems and maintain and enhance populations of flora and fauna in Ireland. Its role also includes implementation of legislation, designation and protection of special areas and to maintain, manage and develop the National Parks across Ireland. All three groups work together under the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.


Waterford - a Science and Engineering Region presents fun interactive displays from all areas of STEM - Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Coordinated by CALMAST, from Waterford Institute of Technology and supported by leading healthcare and pharmaceutical companies: Bausch and Lomb, Genzyme and IVAX , all working together to make the south east a science and engineering region. We support the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition in encouraging the scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists of the future. To help the environment, we will be giving away thousands of broadleaf trees, sponsored by Coillte. . CALMAST recently received a Descartes Award in Science Communication - the EU's highest awards in Science.


For the 2008 BT Young Scientist Exhibition Dale Treadwell of Naturally Wild will take a break from his famed Bush Tucker Trials and instead will be manning the Gondwana Land Display. As well as featureing rainforest creatures such as Gecko's, Tree Frogs, Giant Millipedes, Stick Insects, Tarantuala and more, the display will highlight the Dinosaur Tree, Wollemi Pine from Eastern Australia only discovered in 1994 and thought extinct except for fossil evidence dating this Jurassic Tree back 90 million years. The Wollemi Pines and other Jurassic Plants such as Tree Ferns, and Cycas, will be home for our very own Dinosaur Garden display. And no dinosaur garden display would be complete without Deinonychus antirrhopus (terrible claw) our 3m long 1.5 m tall dinosaur. Volosaraptor might have been fearsome but they were only the size of a large turkey and T-Rex was quite a monster but he wasn't exactly the sharpest tool in the box. Not like Deinoncychus, the most intelligent of all the dinosaurs (relative brain to body weight). It probably ate just about anything it could slash or tear apart. When hunting in packs, Deinoncyhus could probably kill any prey it desired. Visitors and Exhibitors to this years Young Scientist Exhibition beware!






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Dublin Zoo is about education, conservation and study. The zoo has a year round education calendar, which offers a range of curriculum based programmes for all levels (pre-school, primary and second level). Our education programmes are adapted to meet the needs of the student and we cater for all age categories. As a Discover Science centre the education programmes offered at the zoo aim to encourage students to appreciate their surroundings & develop a greater respect for the global environment. Our Leaning & Discovery centre offers 'hands-on' teaching sessions to further enhance the educational experience and offers a unique dimension to the school curriculum. The animals in our collection are the Zoo's greatest resource and set apart this 'Living Classroom' from the normal school classroom. Further information from the Education Department, Dublin Zoo. Phone (01) 4748932 or email: ^\ furopa:-,. VI rlrlifu

Discover Science & Engineering presents Discover Light at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2008. Our partners this year include Steps to engineering, the Science Gallery and T4 - the Technology Subjects Support Service.

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Safefood is an all-island agency set up to improve food safety and nutrition by fostering and maintaining confidence in the food supply. Food safety and nutrition are extremely important for the health of our population. With over 8,000 new cases of gastroenteritis daily across the island of Ireland and over 60% of the population overweight or obese, it is crucial that young people learn about good lifestyle and behaviour. Safefood is committed to supporting health and wellbeing issues at school level.

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DIsCcier Science • Engineering The Intel stand showcases the application of Intel technology in a variety of areas. A selection of programmable robots can be seen and kids can try some simple programming for themselves. Gaming is a big part of the stand with multi-user networked games running on Intel's latest Quad Core technology., Intel's award winning education portal will be on-line providing access to a variety of free educational resources. Nanoscience - the exciting new science of building and synthesizing at the atomic scale will be explained. This year the stand also includes a section on Intel's SciFest - a new regional science fair for second level students to be held in Institutes of Technology around the country. The stand promises to be a fun interactive learning experience that will capture the imagination of the whole family.

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Challenge yourself at the Human Power Station To get an idea of how much electricity we use in our everyday lives why not challenge yourself to pedal on our Human Power Station and see how much power you can provide.The Human power station gives us ideas of the differences in power needed to get LED lights, halogen light, or a radio. Compare this to the amount of electricity we use each day to power appliances and lights in our homes and schools. How to win some great prizes - find out about our secondary schools photo competition. See some of last year's winning photos.

BT€ Climate change is an issue which affects each and every one of us but people often don't realise that individually it is possible to take real, meaningful action. BT's response to this is a new plan which takes some ambitious steps to cut our emissions of carbon dioxide. We have pledged to reduce the amount of carbon we emit as a business and help others to do the same. We are encouraging our suppliers, customers and employees to take action! We believe that governments, organisations and individuals can all take steps to reduce the size of their carbon footprint. There are a number of exciting and challenging initiatives available at the BT Climate Change stand in the Eco-Zone.

CO pThe Environmental Protection Agency protects the environment for everyone in the country. We regulate and police activities that might otherwise cause pollution. We ensure there is solid information on environmental trends so that necessary actions are taken. Our priorities are protecting the Irish environment and ensuring that development is sustainable. Come and see our climate change exhibition and find out what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

Bring out your old iron " was a call that used to be heard from the Rag and Bone man or local scrap dealer many years ago - now with our 21st century culture that too has changed, but the idea and sentimentality of recycling unwanteditems still thrives around the country. ERP (European Recycling Platform) recycles any old electronic or electrical goods. Items such as TVs, washing machines, IT equipment, fridge freezers and stereos - anything that has, or indeed had, a battery or plug - ERP will take it, big and small! ERP is a European recycling scheme set up to encourage householders to recycle used / waste electronic equipment. It was initially set up to respond to the introduction of the European Union's Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Directive as a cost-efficient and competitive solution for the take-back and recycling of waste electronic and electrical equipment as set out in the WEEE Directive. As such, it devises innovative waste management strategies and recycling solutions for the benefit of participating electronic companies, their customers and Irish people in general. Don 't forget to drop by the ERP stand and enter the competition where the top prize is a state-of-the-art flat screen TV. And while you're there why not find out what happens to all your electrical recycled goods and when the free collection days are happening in Jan & Feb 2008.

eGo ECO-UNESCO is Ireland's environmental education and youth organisation, affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations. The organisation runs various exciting environmental education programmes aimed at young people, leaders and teachers. Central Fisheries Board

Visit the Central Fisheries Board stand and learn about the importance of protecting and developing Ireland's angling resources. Learn about Ireland's fish stocks, and how they are enhanced and protected through careful fisheries management, so ensuring this resource is made available to future generations. Also, find out about how to get involved in angling and learn about the type of fishing available in your area.

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Irish Aid is the Irish Government's programme of overseas assistance to developing countries. In 2007 Ireland will spend €914 million helping some of the world's poorest people in the poorest countries in the world. Visit the Irish Aid stand where you can learn more about the work of the Irish Aid programme and discover the valuable role science can play in development.

0SELF HELP Self Help Development is an Irish Development agency, working in five countries in eastern Africa, which was founded in 1984 in response to the Ethiopian famine of that year. Self Help works by helping people to help themselves. Innovative and appropriate technologies and techniques are employed by Self Help's African staff, who works in partnership with communities and government agencies to create a real and lasting change

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Astronomy Ireland is the National Astronomy Society whose primary role is the promotion and encouragement of interest in Astronomy and Space Sciences. It pursues this goal through education and outreach programs, nationwide public watches and events, lectures, exhibitions, website and its monthly magazine Astronomy & Space. It has thousands of members all over Ireland both North and South of the border. The stand will have information on Astronomy Ireland and the events it organises as well as information on where to study astronomy in Ireland.


Foras na Gaeilge Foras Na Gaeilge promotes the use of Irish as a living language, not just forthe classroom.





Order of Malta Ambulance Corps is a major provider of first aid training, ambulance transport and community care services in most of the major cities and towns throughout the island of Ireland. Through its youth section, Order of Malta Cadets (a National Youth Organisation), provides a full programme of youth development and sporting activities for young people.


The Air Corps is the air component of the Permanent Defence Forces, based at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Co. Dublin. Today, approximately 850 men and women serve in the Air Corps, each making a unique and significant contribution to fulfilling the roles, both primary and secondary as assigned by government. Currently, the Air Corps is well progressed through a major fleet upgrade programme whereby many of its older aircraft have been replaced by modern, state of the art military aircraft. This in turn has allowed for increased efficiency, increased output and significant improved capabilities as we progress through the 21st century. The Air Corps currently operate twenty fixed wing aircraft and nine rotary wing aircraft with an additional two Agusta Westland 139 helicopters on order, scheduled for delivery in mid 2008.

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The President's Award is Ireland's National Challenge Award, the country's most prestigious and respected individual award programme, and a challenge from the President of Ireland, to young people between 15 and 25 years of age.

Forensic science is one of the best practical applications of many branches of science. The core purpose being to solve crime. The laboratory uses many chemical and biological techniques such as Gas Chromatography-Mass-Spectrometry, mainly in the drug area, Refractive index measurement of glass in burglary and traffic accident cases, Infra red spectrometry in paint and fibre cases such as armed robbery, Biological analysis in sexual assault cases and DNA analysis in blood, hair and body fluid samples...... to mention just a few. In addition there is an increasing emphasis on computer/mobile phone analysis in the forensic laboratory. The popularity of CSI type programmes has greatly increased the awareness and interest of both students and adults in the area of forensic science. At our stand visitors will get an opportunity to meet staff from the Forensic Science Laboratory and find out if the CSI programme resembles the real life of a forensic scientist. Some video/DVD presentations will showcase some forensic science cases and visitors may get an opportunity to examine some evidence type

Established in 1994, CRS Rent a Fridge, trading as CRS Mobile Cold Storage provide a range of temperature controlled storage solutions. These include: 1-60 pallet mobile cold stores 10 - 106kW blast freezers We have developed a'pharmagrade', mobile cold stores, specifically for the pharmaceutical industry. These cold stores are suited to the storage of high value inventories where strict temperature control is critical, such as with vaccines, diagnostic kits and blood samples. The pharmagrade mobile cold store comes with a range of redundancy features such as backup, refrigeration, alarm systems and temperature recorders. The units special features afford peace of mind, whilst providing fall traceability. We provide both new and refurbished equipment for both hire and sale. All our units on hire are backed up by our sister company CRS Refrigeration who offer 24/7 breakdown support. In addition CRS Refrigeration offer a range of products including: • Ice machines (Sole Ziegra agents in Ireland) • Cold rooms and Refrigeration systems (Sole Zannotti agents in Ireland) • Air conditioning equipment

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• Catering equipment • Reefer services • Temperature monitoring CRS is a family company and is accredited with the ISO standard.

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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare and SMA Nutrition

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Sales, Marketing and Full Medical Support for a wide portfolio of Wyeth Pharmaceutical and SMA Infant Nutritional Products.

Groups, including school classes , are welcome - for arrangements phone ( 01) 634 1111

Wyeth Nutritionals Ireland One of the world 's largest Nutritional Plants. Manufactures SMA Baby Milk. Employs 550 people.

Wyeth Medica Ireland One of Europe's largest Tablet Manufacturing and Finishing Plants.

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