Shelley, our ALT, created a new message board. "Easter" is its theme. Come and see it.
The 6th "Forest, Sato, and Sea" Symposium sponsored by Kyoto University and Japan Foundation was held online on Saturday, March 13th.
First year students of the "Senjo Tanada" group made a poster presentation. (Tanada means the terraced rice fields.)
The 17th Japan Physics Conference Jr. Session, which gives junior and senior high school students opportunities to make a presentation about science, was held online on Saturday, March 13th. Students who worked on two research study about physics took part in the meeting.
The following are the topics of their study: The relation between power and frequency with transformer, and The study on the spiral made with the magnetic stirrer.
On February 23rd, students did not have a poster session in order to prevent the infection spread. Instead, all the posters the students made (1st year and 2nd year) are being displayed on the 2nd floor corridor.
On Wednesday, February 17, Saijo High School had a meeting concerning SSH project. The students made a presentation on their research study or the online overseas training.
Third year students in the commercial course had a presentation meeting about their research study. Audience, first and second year students in that course, participated in the meeting online.
On Monday, February 8th, first year students, representative of each class, had a presentation on their pre-research studynusing the posters. They used an app, Zoom. First year students actively participated in the questions and answers session as well.
On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2nd year students had a briefing session of their research study. Each of the groups made a presentation on their study they worked on using the poster they made.
On Wednesday, February 3rd, students in the earth science club and first year students in the international literature and science course took part in the Ehime Super High School Consotium. This event was held online.
Our earth science club members made a presentatio about the research on "ripple mark." Participants of our school also had the interaction with the students from other school during the questions and answers session.
On Monday, January 25th, first year students made a presentation in class. They talked about their group research about the topics (e.g. Disaster Prevention, Medicine, Local Economy, and International Affairs) they have learned in Yu-fa-zi. They had a questions and answers' session after each presentation. They evaluated their presentation using "rubric."
On Saturday, January 23rd, second year students of the stibnite group visited the collection room of minerals at Ichinokawa Community Center.
The first grade students had a study tour o the United Kingdom every year so far. This year, however, we adjourned it. It is because of the expanded infection of COVID-19. We have prepared various plans instead. On Friday, January 8th, the studnets had a science study conference online. They had presentations in English to exchange students and teachers from Kyoto University. They made a presentation in English for the first time. Then they seemed to be confused but it was a valuable experience ofor them. We appreciate those from Kyoto university who helped us.
The following are the topic of our presentations;
・Formation of Vortex made by Magnetic Stirrer
・The Improvement of Magnesium Air Battery -- using Chelation of Mg2+
・Making of Vascular Specimens of Pig Kidney8th, the studnerts had a science study conference online.
・Research on Seismic Control System -- Preparation for the Nankai Trough Earthquake
Three students joined "SDGs×high school Youth meeting" online. The organizer was Ehime University Senior High School. It was held on Friday, 25th December. In the first part, they learned about "Efforts of JICA's contribution to SDGs proprtopm: learnt from West Balkan countries." The lecture was made by Kobayashi Hideyo, who is the director of JICA Shikoku.
Students discussed which one of the SDGs goals the activities introduced in the lecture are aiming at respectively. In the second part, they had a presentation with confidence about "the research of emergency rations for peopel who need care in case of a disaster."
SSH Science experience training(Eastern Japan devision) was held online on Friday, December 25th. It was an online visit to NIMS this year. They explained about "Kiankou", which was synthesized in our school．They also told about the institutions where they are studying super heat-resistant alloy or super conduction substance. During the talk, we held a web meeting and at the same time made an experiment with super conduction substance at our school.
We conducted the online training on Tuesday, December 22nd. Five professors from Kyoto University and its related institutions introduced their laboratories and other facilities to us. In addition, those professors and our students had a discussion about the theme "The scenery I want to pass on to the younger generation." It was a meaningful online training experience that helped the students think about how to highten the awareness and spread the activities to build a sustainable society.
The team of "magneshium air battery" of the chemistry club ook part in the online award ceremony and presentation of the prizes of "science shoot" on 19th December. They were selected for the prize winner.
Multi Science --"Deer Group"
For DNA barcording, they conducted the refinement of plusmid DNA on Tuesday, December 22nd. They analyze the contents in the deer's stomach. DNA barcording is technology which identify the biological species by using DNA barcord. What the wild deer ate can be determined by the sequence of the purified DNA.
Students in the English research study group took part in the English class in Tanbara elementary school. They had a Christmas quiz and a pronunciation quiz with the sixth graders on Monday, December 21st. The kids enjoyed using English very much and it was a valuable experience for the high school students in the English group.
Mr. Tamura came to our school to give our students' the lecture about his activities on Friday, December 18th. He is a representative of joint social Sato-Life and director of Ishizuchi Fureai no Sato. He retired from the company he had worked for when he was 24 years old. And then he moved from Tokyo to the mountain area in Saijo. He is working hard to make good use of empty houses. The topic of his talk is "Efforts to revitalize Saijo."
On Thursday, December 17th, we invited Mr. Hirata, Mr. Nakamura and Mr. Ida from Saijo factory of Imabari shipbuilding company and Mr. Iio from Saijo city hall. The purpose of the lecture is to deepen our students' interest and to make the most of the lecture to realize their future goal.
The following are the topics:
"About the work of Imabari Shipbuilding Company"
"To make Saijo the most exciting town in Japan---about the work of city hall"
2nd year students visited Ehime Prefectural University of Health Science in Tove city, and Toshimori Clinic in Saijo city. They heard about infections and how to deal with patients with a fever. This group is researching about the Spanish influenza pandemic. They are donint ther research, thinking that it may be useful for preventing the spread of COVID-19 infection.