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Activity Movies [Flash]

New Flash Activity: Investigating Mirrors
Join Molly and Spidey as they get reflective while learning about mirrors.

Select the link below to get started. Remember if you have a projector and white board and would like to present the activity to your class, choose the larger version where available for maximum impact! The file size is the same so don't worry about it taking longer to download.

Open The 'Investigating Mirrors' activity in a new browser window
Launch the 'Investigating Mirrors' Movie Link opens in new browser window *
Mirrors can do a lot more than just helping us to brush our teeth or get dressed in the morning. Join Molly and Spidey as they investigate with different types of mirrors.

The video section of the activity is streamed from YouTube. As a result, you can now use the video controls to raise or lower the quality of the video, or make it full screen.

Open The 'Paper Rockets' activity in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey learn about rockets - what they are and how they help us as we explore space.

The video section of the activity is streamed from YouTube. As a result, you can now use the video controls to raise or lower the quality of the video, or make it full screen.

Open The 'Seeing Stars' activity in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey learn about the stars and that most recognisable constellation - the Plough in this activity.

The video section of the activity is streamed from YouTube. As a result, you can now use the video controls to raise or lower the quality of the video, or make it full screen.

Open The 'Investigating Pulleys' activity in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey learn about the power of pulleys and how these simple but important machines are put to use in this activity.

The video section of the activity is streamed from YouTube. As a result, you can now use the video controls to raise or lower the quality of the video, or make it full screen.

Open The 'Air and Water Power' activity in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey learn about pneumatics and hydraulics as they investigate air and water power in this activity, which was produced in collaboration with the SEAI.

The video section of the activity is streamed from YouTube. As a result, you can now use the video controls to raise or lower the quality of the video, or make it full screen.

Open The 'Design and Make a Foam Rocket' activity in a new browser window
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This activity is a real blast so why not join Molly and Spidey as they show us how to design and make foam rockets and investigate flight paths.

The video section of this activity is being streamed from YouTube. As a result, you can now use the video controls to raise or lower the quality of the video, or make it full screen.

Open The 'Traffic Lights' activity in a new browser window
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Where would we be without traffic lights? Join Molly and Spidey as they learn about electricity and circuits while making their own set of traffic lights.
Open The 'Investigating Plastic' activity in a new browser window
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What happens when a ray of light hits a mirror, or a ball bounces on the ground? Join Molly and Spidey as they learn about satellites and reflection.
Open The 'Investigating Plastic' activity in a new browser window
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Find out what happens when you mix vinegar with milk together as Molly and Spidey learn about plastic and make their own Christmas decorations.
Open The 'Chemical Energy' activity in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey teach Guzzler about Chemical Energy as they build an exciting Lava Lamp in this flash activity presented by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
Open The 'Measuring and Saving Energy' activity in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey learn about Measuring and Saving Energy in school in this flash activity presented by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
Open The 'Investigating Stretchiness' activity in a new browser window
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Molly learns how stretchiness can be helpful sometimes, like when you need clothes that allow you to take part in an activity. This prompts her to investigate stretchiness with Spidey in their latest activity.
Open The 'Investigating Slopes' activity in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey enjoyed sliding about on the snow recently, but they didn't like how cars were having trouble climbing icy roads. This prompts them to learn about slopes in this fun activity.
Open The 'Make a Catapult' activity in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey find out about stored energy by making a simple catapult.
Open The Sound Insulation activity in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey find out how sound can be insulated by different materials, and how some materials are better insulators than others.
Open The Aeroplanes activity in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey find out how planes manage to get themselves off the ground and stay up in the air.
Open The Paper Strength activity in a new browser window
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Is there a relationship between height and shoe size? Find out in this activity.
Open The Paper Strength activity in a new browser window
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Find out how to work out the strength of different types of paper.
Open The Solar Energy activity in a new browser window
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Witness the power of the sun in our Solar Energy activity.
Open The Acids and Alkalis activity in a new browser window
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Learn all about Acids and Alkalis (and bases) by taking part in our Kitchen Detectives activity.
Open The Moon and Meteorites in a new browser window
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Learn all about Meteorites and how they have impacted on the earth and the moon over the past millenia.
Open Keeping Warm in a new browser window
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During these freezing cold days of the winter, it's useful to know what type of materials help to keep us warm. Join Molly and Spidey as they explore insulation and conduction.
Open Cleaning Dirty Water in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey discover how to clean dirty water and show you how the water that flows through your taps is so clean! You'll understand what people mean by water being the "Source of Life" after you check out this activity!
Open Exploring Lungs in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey find out how our lungs work, how to look after them and how to make them work hard. They also perform an experiment to investigate our lungs further! Don't miss out!
Open Keeping the Damp Out in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey investigate damp, by exploring what causes it and how to prevent against it! You'll be amazed to find out what materials are best to protect against damp!
Open Amazing Triangles in a new browser window
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Molly is back from her holidays! This year, she went to Paris on her summer holidays and was inspired by the magnificent Eiffel Tower. How does such a tall structure remain so stable? Maybe, it's something to do with all those triangles ...
Open Exploring Heart Rate in a new browser window
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Molly and Spidey wrap up the year with a heart-racing activity! Get ready to get active as they show you how to measure your heart rate, or pulse as it is more commonly known. Find out if exercise can help you complete puzzles more quickly!
Open Absorbency Movie in a new browser window
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Join Molly and Spidey as they explore absorbency and discover how you can find out what's best to use for soaking up those spills!
Open Crystals Movie in a new browser window
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We didn't have a white Christmas this year but no matter! Molly and Spidey keep the festive spirit alive by showing you how to grow your own crystals!
Open Starting and Stopping Movie in a new browser window
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Our first activity of the new school year looks at the fascinating world of Starting & Stopping! Join Molly and Spidey as they provide the low-down ...
Open Wag the Dog Movie in a new browser window
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Explore all the places where you'll find levers and join Molly, Spidey and their newest friend, Wag as they make their own lever from simple materials you'll find at home ...
Open Make a Periscope Movie in a new browser window
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Discover the many cool things that you can use a Periscope for. Build your own and you'll be peering around corners without being seen in no time!
Open Exploring Starch Movie
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Find out how starch is all around us every day, everywhere we go and learn how you can find out if something has starch in it!
Open Make a Rocket Movie
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Find out how simple it is to make your very own rocket! Join Molly and Spidey as they blast into space ...

As there are audio and video files contained within these movies, a broadband connection will definitely help!

* These Activity Movies have been developed using Flash. Most modern computers will come with the Flash plug-in already installed so you should be able to view these Movies without any additional effort. In some cases, however, you may need to install the Flash plug-in to view them - you can download it for free by visiting this link and following the instructions.

Alternatively, you can download printer-friendly documents which contain the instructions you need for these activities by using the links below.

Amazing Triangles [199Kb PDF]
Exercise and your Heart [152Kb PDF]
Which Paper Absorbs Best? | Cén saghas páipéir is fearr chun sú? [97 Kb]
Grow your own Crystals | Criostail a Fhás [83 Kb]
Starting & Stopping [Inertia] | Ag Tosú agus ag Stopadh [85 Kb]
Wag the Dog [Make a Lever] | An Madra "Glig" [310 Kb]
Make a Periscope | Peireascóp a Dhéanamh [109 Kb]
Exploring Starch | Tá Stáirse i ngach áit [137 Kb]
Make a Rocket | Roicéad a Dhéanamh [182 Kb]

At regular intervals during the year, we will be introducing new activities. These activities will be new to the project and will not be demonstrated at the teacher induction days.