Biological & Ecological Student Projects

Stand Number: 3100

Project title: Acid Rain/Superabsorbent Polymer Crystals

Overview: Seeing if polymer gel will absorb other liquids than water, and when they absorb acid rain I will see if the acid rain affects plants

School Name: Newbridge College

School County: Kildare

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Stand Number: 3100

Project Title: Acid Rain/Superabsorbent Polymer Crystals

Project Overview: Seeing if polymer gel will absorb other liquids than water, and when they absorb acid rain I will see if the acid rain affects plants

Lead Student: Rían Hearne

School County: Kildare

School Name: Newbridge College

Teacher Name: MsAnne MarieDavis

Project Type: Individual

Age Group: Junior

Stand Number: 3101

Project title: Are plant saponins better at removing stains as commercial laundry detergent.

Overview: I will make laundry detergent from plants containing saponins and use these to remove stains from fabrics. I will compare results with commercial detergents. I will use a reflectance meter to compare the stains left behind on the fabrics to determine which detergent removed the most stain..

School Name: Educate Together Secondary School Wicklow (ETSSW)

School County: Wicklow

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Stand Number: 3101

Project Title: Are plant saponins better at removing stains as commercial laundry detergent.

Project Overview: I will make laundry detergent from plants containing saponins and use these to remove stains from fabrics. I will compare results with commercial detergents. I will use a reflectance meter to compare the stains left behind on the fabrics to determine which detergent removed the most stain..

Lead Student: Daniel Monahan

School County: Wicklow

School Name: Educate Together Secondary School Wicklow (ETSSW)

Teacher Name: MsAliciaDevlin Byrne

Project Type: Individual

Age Group: Junior

Stand Number: 3102

Project title: An investigation into the effect of wind on tree shape

Overview: I am investigating the effect wind exposure has on the trunk and crown of four different species of tree found in the Burren.

School Name: Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna

School County: Clare

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Stand Number: 3102

Project Title: An investigation into the effect of wind on tree shape

Project Overview: I am investigating the effect wind exposure has on the trunk and crown of four different species of tree found in the Burren.

Lead Student: Oisín Jackson

School County: Clare

School Name: Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna

Teacher Name: MrJohnSims

Project Type: Individual

Age Group: Junior

Stand Number: 3104

Project title: An investigation into the level of microplastics on a number of beaches in the West of Ireland

Overview: I am looking to see the amount and type of microplastics found in sand in beaches in different parts of the west of Ireland.

School Name: Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna

School County: Clare

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Stand Number: 3104

Project Title: An investigation into the level of microplastics on a number of beaches in the West of Ireland

Project Overview: I am looking to see the amount and type of microplastics found in sand in beaches in different parts of the west of Ireland.

Lead Student: Ciara McDonnell

School County: Clare

School Name: Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna

Teacher Name: MrJohnSims

Project Type: Individual

Age Group: Junior

Stand Number: 3105

Project title: To encourage the adoption of battery hens so that people can prevent large scale egg production and help produce the overall carbon footprint

Overview: I aim to encourage adoption of battery hens to save the hens lives and benefit from their recycling food waste and free range egg production

School Name: Kinsale Community School

School County: Cork

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Stand Number: 3105

Project Title: To encourage the adoption of battery hens so that people can prevent large scale egg production and help produce the overall carbon footprint

Project Overview: I aim to encourage adoption of battery hens to save the hens lives and benefit from their recycling food waste and free range egg production

Lead Student: Miah O’Callaghan

School County: Cork

School Name: Kinsale Community School

Teacher Name: Dr.CatherineCoughlan

Project Type: Individual

Age Group: Junior

Stand Number: 3106

Project title: Is Grey Water The Answer To The Worldwide Shortage Of Safe Drinking Water?

Overview: Investigate if Greywater is safe to use on crops, instead of treated water. Investigate any effects this water has on plant growth and fruit/vegetable production.

School Name: Loreto College

School County: Dublin

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Stand Number: 3106

Project Title: Is Grey Water The Answer To The Worldwide Shortage Of Safe Drinking Water?

Project Overview: Investigate if Greywater is safe to use on crops, instead of treated water. Investigate any effects this water has on plant growth and fruit/vegetable production.

Lead Student: Chloe Kelleher

School County: Dublin

School Name: Loreto College

Teacher Name: MrSeamusHayes

Project Type: Individual

Age Group: Junior

Stand Number: 3107

Project title: Rewilding Ireland - Could Glenveagh National Park sustain a Grey Wolf population?

Overview: My project aim is to find out if Glenveagh National Park could sustain a viable wolf population through population modelling and environmental data.

School Name: Ard Scoil Na Mara

School County: Waterford

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Stand Number: 3107

Project Title: Rewilding Ireland - Could Glenveagh National Park sustain a Grey Wolf population?

Project Overview: My project aim is to find out if Glenveagh National Park could sustain a viable wolf population through population modelling and environmental data.

Lead Student: Cian Ó Cadhla

School County: Waterford

School Name: Ard Scoil Na Mara

Teacher Name: MsNiamhShannon

Project Type: Individual

Age Group: Junior

Stand Number: 3108

Project title: The effect of wind on leaf morphology on two species of tree in the Burren.

Overview: I am looking to see if exposure to wind has an affect on the morphology of two species of tree that grow in the Burren

School Name: Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna

School County: Clare

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Stand Number: 3108

Project Title: The effect of wind on leaf morphology on two species of tree in the Burren.

Project Overview: I am looking to see if exposure to wind has an affect on the morphology of two species of tree that grow in the Burren

Lead Student: Alana McKinnon

School County: Clare

School Name: Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna

Teacher Name: MrJohnSims

Project Type: Individual

Age Group: Junior

Stand Number: 3109

Project title: How long can we have health?

Overview: A statistical analysis of Healthy Life Years, their patterns, their influences, and their future in medicine.

School Name: Sandford Park School Ltd

School County: Dublin

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Stand Number: 3109

Project Title: How long can we have health?

Project Overview: A statistical analysis of Healthy Life Years, their patterns, their influences, and their future in medicine.

Lead Student: Aoife Duggan

School County: Dublin

School Name: Sandford Park School Ltd

Teacher Name: MrAlanSmith

Project Type: Individual

Age Group: Junior

Stand Number: 3201

Project title: Infectivity of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae at different temperatures

Overview: This investigation aims to determine the most effective temperature for nematode (Steinernema feltiae) infectivity in test host larvae (Galleria mellonella.)

School Name: Colaiste Treasa

School County: Cork

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Stand Number: 3201

Project Title: Infectivity of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae at different temperatures

Project Overview: This investigation aims to determine the most effective temperature for nematode (Steinernema feltiae) infectivity in test host larvae (Galleria mellonella.)

Lead Student: Johannah Pigott

School County: Cork

School Name: Colaiste Treasa

Teacher Name: Ms.JoanneCorkery

Project Type: Individual

Age Group: Intermediate

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