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Intel Mini Scientist Grand Final to take place on January 22nd

On Friday January 22nd the National Grand Final of the Intel Mini Scientist will take place in the Science Gallery in Dublin. For the past number of months almost 6,000 students from across Ireland have been taking place in the Mini Scientist competition and the Grand Final will see the top 22 projects compete for the overall title prize.

Constantine Melega from St.Mary’s Boys National School in Maynooth with his project Rainbow Tube

About the Intel Mini Scientist

The Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition is a competition for Primary school students across Ireland in which they develop science related projects which are then exhibited at fairs held within their own schools. Intel employee volunteers visit the participating schools to judge the projects and then select winning projects at each school who go forward to take part in the take part in the Mini Scientist Regional Finals.

The competition, which is open to 4th, 5th and 6th class students, supports the Primary Science curriculum and is a great way to encourage enthusiasm and practical learning in the area of science.

This year 105 schools took part in the program from 14 different counties with almost 6,000 students taking part. The school exhibitions took place during October and November with projects being selected to go forward to the 4 regional finals which took place in Shannon, Cork and in Leixlip in December.

At each regional final a number of projects were selected to go forward to the Grand Final event.

About the Grand Final

The Grand final will bring together the top 22 projects from the overall competition who will exhibit their projects for a number of judges on January 22nd.

Location:     The Science Gallery, The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Time:          The exhibition begins at 09.45 and the awards ceremony will take place at 13.00

The following projects are participating in the Grand Final:

How different types of teaching affect the way you learn

Newtown National School, Enfield, Co. Meath

Buzzy Bees

SN Colmcill Naofa, Athy, Co. Kildare

Sugar, Sugar, Everywhere

Scoil Bhride, Leixlip, Co. Kildare


Alexandra Junior College, Milltown, Dublin 6

Heat from Below

Tubberclare NS, Co. Westmeath

Light & Reflection

Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Lucan, Co. Dublin


Wicklow Montessori School, Co. Wicklow

Where is the Cooling Point in the Body

Scoil Aine Naofa, Esker, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Sports Science

Scoil Mochua, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Hands and Bacteria

Caragh National School, Naas, Co. Kildare

Bacteria and mould yet to be told

Whitecross Primary School, Julianstown, Co. Meath

Game Changer – Leaping Labradors

Timahoe NS, Co. Laois

Energy Speed Ramps

St. Mary’s Primary School, Enfield, Co. Meath

The Lungs Side of the Story

St. Patrick’s National School, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Fitness Foods

St. Kevin’s National School, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Life on the Farm

Scoil Treasa Naofa, Kilteegan, Co. Wicklow

Does Temperature Effect Germination?

St Finnachta’s National School, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

Water Workers

St. McCreehy’s Liscannor National School, Co. Clare

Bike Phone Charger

CBS Primary, Ennis NS, Co. Clare

The Science of Sound

Saint Johns National School, Cratloe, Co. Clare

How Do Steam Engines Work?

Scoil Iosef Naofa NS, Moy, Co. Clare


St Patrick’s N.S., Whitechurch, Co. Cork

Media Inquiries

If you would like any further information or would like to attend the Grand final event please do not hesitate to contact as per the details provided below:

Sarah Sexton  | + 353 1 606 8537

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