Tallaght Community School

5th year Geography Trip

28-April-22
5th year Geography Trip

On the 30th of March the two 5th year Geography classes got the opportunity to visit the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts&History, to visit the Geology Exhibition “Down To Earth”.

The day was really informative. We learned about the process of the formation of rocks. There was a large map of Ireland at the front of the exhibit with samples of the different rocks that can be found throughout Ireland, which gave us the opportunity to see these rocks in real life and not just in our textbooks. We walked around the exhibition learning about the different minerals found in phones, how water permeates the ground and what can happen if a septic tank bursts into our water supply.

There were interactive activities such as jumping and seeing the seismic waves appear on a screen. We also got to see the effects of sinkholes. There was a geologist at the exhibition who explained to us the different types of rocks , their ages, where they can be found in Ireland, she also informed us about what careers can be made out of studying geography in college. We also got the opportunity to walk around the rest of the museum and look at the Historical exhibitions.

As students, we learned a lot from the exhibition and gained more insight into what we learn in the classroom.

-By Emma Dooley

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