中高等部 - 理科校外学習
Secondary - Junior High School Science Trips



7年生 群馬県立自然史博物館

8年生 日本科学未来館


Junior High School Science Trips
On January 28, 2017, the junior high school students went on science trips to different destinations. Each grade laid out learning activities appropriate for its grade level. Please read the summary of the goals and activities of all grades.

Grade 7 students went to Gunma Museum of Natural History in Tomioka City for an outdoor science lesson. The goals for this trip were: 1. to allow students to learn about plants, stratum and rocks, 2. to improve the students’ deep active leaning skills through group activities, and 3. to stimulate the students’ interest in the natural environment in Gunma Prefecture. Each group conducted research using worksheets based on documentations and videos, and records and replicas capturing the nature and the land of Gunma from both domestic and international perspectives. In addition, the students made a replica of ammonite fossils during a hands-on session led by museum staff. The students mentioned that they realized how humans lived together with nature and how humans made an impact on nature. We are certain that this trip offered an excellent opportunity to experience nature.

Grade 8 students went to Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) in Odaiba, Tokyo to discover interests in science, and to experience physics, chemistry and advanced technologies. They split into groups of 4 or 5, and freely observed and actually experienced exhibitions of advances technology about space, life and the Earth.
At school, we do not learn much about advanced in science such as space science and robotics in class but they learnt that our life is supported by the cutting-edge technologies and how they are indispensable, and found the importance of knowing what we each of us can do to protect the environment and our livelihood.

Grade 9 students visited Gunma Astronomical Observatory to study about earth and celestial bodies. They were welcomed by the meteorological phenomenon of snow before they got to see astronomical wonders. But as they marched into the venue, the world they found there was even more extraordinary. There were various encoders that receive letters of light from the universe and 3D videos of a space tour etc. They found everything so intriguing. We hope the students now feel the universe much closer to them whenever they look up at the sky.

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Gunma Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation