Thursday, 6 October 2016

Day 3: Kariya Junior high School


Trip report from Megan Hayes.

(See below for a collage of images taken during the visit.)

Today we visited Kariya Junior high School where we watched a very hands-on science inquiry lesson with the students. 

They were presented with the problem of identifying unidentified gases in three canisters. The students were totally engaged as they worked in small groups to come up with ways to test each gas then make statements about which gas was stored based on their findings. 

They were even asked to give themselves a rating related to their participation throughout the lesson. 

Fantastic self-reflection strategies on show!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Day 3: The Kariya Super Science School

Trip report from Megan Hayes.

(See below for a collage of images taken during the visit.)

Today we visited the Kariya Super Science High School. 

The students here are in Year 10, 11, 12 and produce a high-level science research project, which they present in Year 11 to the school community. They must present it again, in English, in Year 12. 

During our visit, Mr Brett McKay presented a cool inquiry science lesson all about air pressure. The students loved expanding a marshmallow to triple its size.  

We all received beautiful gifts from the Vice Principal, Mr Hirao Akiyoshi.


Editor's note: There will be more reports uploaded as they come in. Obviously they are having a busy time.