Science News – Trip To Polar Ice and Reubens Tube

Polar Ice , one of the country’s main manufacturers of dry ice (solid Carbon Dioxide) once again provided Colaiste Iosagain , Portarlington with some of their product for Science Week . Some students came along to help collect it !Pictured L-R: Ronan Dunne , Denise Ryan , Warren Moore Carroll, Oisin Nolan, Carla Conway ,Lakeshia Flood and John Heavin .

The Physics Department has just taken delivery of a ” Reubens Tube ” . This is a rare piece of apparatus which is a long metal tube with lots of holes through which flames shoot like a Bunsen Burner .When a sound wave is connected ,eg through a guitar amplifier , a corresponding wave of flame is produced .Teacher , Glen Brennan who ordered this amazing device last year believes it may be the only one of its kind in the region .

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