Six Kerry schools represented at Young Scientist Exhibition

Six secondary schools in the county will be represented at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which gets underway today in Dublin. Young Scientist logo In all eleven different projects have been submitted from the schools ranging from research on how animals communicate with humans and whether Irish teenagers are being desensitised to the Holocaust. Students at Tarbert Comprehensive have three projects on display including animal communication with humans, a traffic motion sensor for bicycles and how technology can be used by people with muscular dystrophy. Killorglin Community College have two submissions – one is a device which props up a baby in a cot as they sleep to help prevent reflux while the other assesses the normalisation of the Holocaust and World War II among Irish adolescents. From Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, there’s an examination on how grip strength impacts on academic and athletic ability while students at Meanscoil Naomh Iosaef have looked into how nitrates affect plant life. Intermediate School Killorglin students have looked into how certain drinks affect our bodies and Coláiste Bhréanainn’s project explores the use of drift turbines. Finally, two projects from Coláiste na Sceilge include a seaweed footbalm to prevent blisters and a comparison of silage quality in bales of different coloured wraps. The Young Scientist Exhibition runs at the RDS until Saturday.