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about Matsuyama Minami High School

 Ehime Prefectural Matsuyama Minami High School has been designated as a Super Science High School (SSH) by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology since 2002. We have been researching and developing programs for science education in cooperation with universities and research institutes. We try to bring fascinating and inspiring science activities not only to our students but also to the local community.  Each of our students does a great deal of individual research, and because of their strenuous effort, they have won prizes in various kinds of science fairs.
 

about SSH

 The SSH project was launched as part of "Science Literacy Enhancement Initiatives" by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2002. It aims to develop students' abilities and to foster global leaders with great ambitions in the field of science and technology. As of 2019, there are 212 high schools in Japan, including our school, designated as SSH.
 

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2019/11/15new

September 24th (Tue) Global Science Campus (GSC) Hiroshima ~Fieldwork in Taiwan~

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   Fujiie Ai, a second year student in the science course, joins Global Science Camp (GSC) Hiroshima step up stage.  She participated in the fieldwork in Taiwan from September 9th (Mon) to 11th (Wed).  The following is her report about the fieldwork.
    I joined the fieldwork in Taiwan, one of the activities of GSC Hiroshima.  Two girl students who live in Hiroshima and I joined it.  We only transported on the first day.  I left for Matsuyama airport in Taiwan from Matsuyama airport in Ehime.  I joined two girls on the way.  The typhoon delayed our transfer.  However we safely arrived at Taipei.  After arriving there, we left for Yilan.  I visited Taiwan on my school trip in May.  So I felt nostalgic about the unique smell like Taipei.  But the atmosphere there was different from that of Taipei. 
   Second day, we visited National Lan-Yang Girls’ Senior High School.  I made a presentation about glaze of Tobe-yaki I study.  It was my first presentation in English.  So I was very nervous.  The students there enjoyed not only their studies but their presentations.  This experience inspired me very much.  After that, we enjoyed English class and took various scientific seminars mixed with art.    
   When I joined group activities, I was a little bit overwhelmed by their English skills.  However, I used English as much as I can and gestures to have a good communication with them.  Thanks to it, I made many friends.  I realized my week points of English.  I want to continue studying hard.
   Third day was a homecoming day.  We had a frightening experience.  The plane we boarded tried to land on Haneda airport again and again. However, I finally  arrived at Matsuyama safely.  I had a lot of experiences.  I deepened bonds with friends, met “Rike-jo” in Taiwan , and so on.  I want to spend my school life happily and study hard.
   I thanked my teachers in Hiroshima.  They guided me during the fieldwork in Taiwan.
   The report of this fieldwork is on the website of Hiroshima University,
“GSC Hiroshima”  https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/gsc/2019t
   (207HR   Morino Kouki)
  


07:13
2019/11/14new

September 19th (Thu) Super Science (First graders)

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  First year students in the science course set the theme of their research.  And they also made a plan of their research.  All of them studied hard.  Some groups conducted their experiments.   
     (207 HR   Morino)
    


12:54
2019/11/13new

September 18th (Wed) Science Club (First graders)

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   A science club was held for the first year students in the science course.  This time they learned previously for a high school – university collaboration program at Ehime University.
         (201 HR   T.I , K.M., R.O., M.O., F.T. )
       
14:46
2019/11/08new

September 12th (Thu)Super Science (Second graders of the science course)

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    Our Sport Day is over and the season of research is finally coming soon.  During today’s super science for second graders each group summarized their research and made their own posters.  Some groups conducted their experiments.  All of them worked hard.  
    Our graduate, a university student, joined the mathematic group as a mentor.  They discussed their future research hard.  All the group worked hard within limited time.
    (201HR Hironaka, Matsuda, Yano, Yamanaka, Yoshida, Okamoto)

  Math group They are getting some advice from their senior, a mentor.
  Parantica sita group They are thinking about their way of examining with their teacher.             
   Spider group They are making a poster and research outline
  Osmotic Pressure Group They are adjusting a solution to measure osmotic pressure.
  Heavy Metal Group   They are preparing for measurement of absorbance.
  Gauss Group  They are reading data repeatedly
  Water Drop Group  They are analyzing the pictures which was taken by them.
  Friction Group  They are measuring frictional force by the new method.
  Concrete Block Wall Group  They made trial production with clay. (No picture)


13:02
2019/11/08new

September 2nd(Mon)“Codon Letter Project” organized by Kansai University

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   Codon is the genetic code which is the set of rules used by living cells to translate information encoded within genetic material into proteins. Our school has joined “Codon Letter Project” organized by Kansai University since this April.  This time, high school students living in other prefectures joined this project and wrote 20 codon letters in code.  Students decoded them in pairs.  Dr. Toda, a professor at Kansai university and Dr. Honda, a professor at Otsuma women’s university visited our school.  Students discussed how to decipher codes efficiently in pairs.  They deciphered their codon letters having fun.  After that, they introduced their decoded codon letters to other groups using “Loi Lo Note.”  They tried deciphering codon letters they couldn’t read in collaboration.  Through these experience they felt mysteries of translation that was carried out in a human body.  They got motivated to deepen their understandings.
(201HR   K.M., M.C., M.H.)
        


07:01
2019/10/13

August 30th (Fri) “The 7th Kagaku-no-Koshien junior in Ehime”

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   On August 30th, “The 7th Kagaku-no-Koshien junior in Ehime (annual scientific competition for junior high school students)” was held.  Ito Yuuki and Fujiwara Ryo, who are the students of the science course, joined it as an instructor.  They gave their presentation for junior high school students.  They have received advice from Dr. Sugiura Miwa, an associate professor of Ehime University.
   Their presentation title was “Differences in quantity of vitamin C contained in plants grown under the different conditions of the sunlight.”  Although it was difficult to understand for junior high school students, they spoke kindly asking some quizzes and choosing easy words.
   I think they can make good use of these experiences in the future.  They had a very good time. 
  (201HR    M)
   


16:17
2019/10/13

August 26th (Mon)  Tobe-yaki group (From Icho-girls to Ume-chans)

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    Last year, the students of Tobe branch school made a broach using the glaze which Icho (ginkgo in English)-girls made with leaves of ginkgo trees in Matsuyama Minami High School.  When they sold the broaches in their school festival, they received a high evaluation! (There is a picture below.)
    By the way, this year Ume (plum in English)-chans are going to produce a small dish with the glaze made from branches of Nanaore plums in Tobe Town.  The other day, the first trial products were made by Ume-chans.  They used small unglazed pots made by students of Tobe branch school.  By using ash (burned plums) containing iron, they made a green glaze.  When they mixed it with feldspar, its color turns into white.  They will continue making pots with this glaze, making improvements of it.
    Although the report of Ume-chans has been stopped temporarily, their research is going well.  I am planning to report it again.  And they want to make not only the glaze that Icho-girls and Ume-chans hope but also the glaze that students of Tobe branch school want to use.
    They will try to make fascinating “Tobe-yaki.”  They would like to ask continued support.      They are going to sell their small dishes in the school festival of Tobe branch high school on Saturday, November 9th.  Please look forward to seeing their dishes then.                     (201HR     H.Y.)
  


16:16
2019/10/11

August 24th (Sat)“Get Together! Science girls in Shikoku!”

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   On August 24th, “Get Together! Science Girls!”, a scientific research meeting for girl students who like science, was held at the Faculty of Science in Ehime University.  It was organized by Seishin Junior High School and Seishin Girls’ High School.
   Three second graders who belong to “water droplets group” and four students of the science course participated in it.  There were eight presentations from six schools including our high school.  Water Droplets group gave their presentation about splashes of water.  It was the first time for the group to make a presentation outside their own school.  But they could announced their results of research with a reliable attitude.  They also answered questions in the Q & A session and received some advice.    
   Our four students are the only boy in the event.  They actively asked some questions and learned many things.  After the scientific presentations, they were separated into a small group and talked with female students of Ehime University about their research and their school lives.  They also interacted with students from other schools.  
   Every participants were inspired by other schools’ presentations.  They decided to do their best.
        (201HR  H.M.K.Y.H)
  presentation of water droplets group ①
  presentation of water droplets group ②
  first graders asked questions actively
  communication with female science students


07:07
2019/10/10

August 7th(Thu) and 8th(Fri) The 1st year of Reiwa era SSH High School Presentation Meeting

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   From August 7th to August 8th, there was “The 1st year of Reiwa era SSH High School Presentation Meeting” in Kobe international exhibition hall.  218 Japanese high schools and 23 foreign high schools joined the event.  About 4,500 students and teachers took part in it.  Three students of our high school also participated in it.  They are all third graders and belong to the water droplets research group
   This year our students made and displayed a small version of experiment devices.  They showed how to do the experiment and gave poster presentation in group.  They gave some ideas. 
   They couldn’t have an enough rest because many people wanted to listen to their presentation.  Students of the water droplets research group have given many presentations.  But they had never experienced such a long presentation.  Although they were very tired on the first day, they were filled with comfortable feelings.  They received a lot of questions and advice from people who had listened to their presentation.  They could get some hints to interpret their results.
  (201HR   Nishimoto, Sakamoto, Isshiki, Fujimoto, Yoneda)
  In front of our booth
  Our poster presentation
  Q & A with the judges
  They finished presentation


16:15
2019/10/10

August 21st (Wed)

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Presentation Meeting for Science and Mathematics Course Students of High School in Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu district

    Our students participated in Presentation Meeting for Science and Mathematics Course Students of High School in Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu district on Monday, August 19th and Tuesday, 20th.  At Yamaguchi Health Promotion Center, 16 stage presentations and 50 poster presentations were given by students of science and mathematics courses in Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu district.
   Third graders who belongs to “Vitamin C,” “pollen fossils,” and “mathematics” group gave poster presentations from our school.
   On the first day, they gave poster presentations including a judge.  Our students did well in the long work of an hour and thirty minutes
   On the second day, they were very motivated and raised their hands to ask questions as one of the audience.
   The mathematics group won the best prize.  Everyone worked hard despite of the tight schedule.
          (201HR   A.D. , M.T., A.M., N.W.)
    


16:11
2019/10/10

August 3rd(Sat), 4th(Sun)

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 “Connect our relationship!  Biodiversity: High School Students’ Challenge”
   On August 3rd and 4th, “Connect our relationship!  Biodiversity: High School Students’ Challenge” was held by Ehime Prefecture.  Two students, who are the members of the biology club, made a presentation, “Variety of butterflies in the local forest –theoretical value and actual value-”   They got the prefectural governor award (the highest award).  Members of the biology club go to Hojo Town and research butterflies there every month.  Their steady effort was awarded.   They would like to continue their research in the future.
   In the field work 20 students from 8 high schools including our school conducted the biological survey in the forest of Kazahaya area.  Students did their research after receiving the guidance from Mr. Matsui Hiromitsu, the representative of the nonprofit organization, “Mori kaea tsuzuku michi.”  They did the workshop titled “How to Preserve the Local Biodiversity.” 
   Our school student, Hanaoka Ryunosuke acted actively and announced the summary in the workshop.

〈the prefectural governor award (the highest award)〉
   “Variety of butterflies in the local forest –theoretical value and actual value-”
        Hanaoka Ryunosuke
        Yamazaki Yutaka
      


07:13
2019/10/07

“Tobitate!” Leap for Tomorrow, Young Ambassador Program ~ Report ⑧ ~

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   On the return day, I left the hotel at 5am and headed to the airport.  At first, there was a small problem when I left my luggage, but I managed to get on the plane.  However, even after 1 hour, the plane did not fly, and after a while, an announcement that “departure was delayed” flowed and was got off from the plane.  I thought I will miss the connecting flight, so I asked the staff, but it was a very cold reply.  I felt the greatness of the Japanese airline.
   After all, because of bad weather in Chicago, there was only one late flight that day, but I was not allowed to ride it.  However, it is a big trouble that only the baggage goes to Chicago due to the mistake of the airline.  I couldn't return to Japan on that day, and I stayed at Dr. Mani’s house that night.
   The next day, I left home early in the morning and headed for Chicago from Hartford.  I was able to get on the plane safely.  There was no check between the international and domestic flights at the Chicago airport connection, it was free to come and go, and there was no customs and no passport check.
    This time, I was able to leave Chicago and arrive safely in Japan without getting in trouble.  Thanks to Dr. Mani’s wife’s negotiating with the airport staff, I was able to pick up my baggage at Narita Airport.
    The first thing I felt when I came back to Japan is that it is delicious whatever I eat.  I thought I had a strange taste.  All American foods have high calories and the tastes are quite different from those in Japan.  I felt that I spent about 40 days in such a situation.
    Recalling that now, it seemed like a long time, but it was not true and s short time.  I am very grateful to all the people for their cooperation in various aspects including Dr. Mani.  I would also like to share my valuable experience with many people.
  (309HR    Ikeda Yumeka)
  Chicago Airport
07:43
2019/10/07

“Tobitate!” Leap for Tomorrow, Young Ambassador Program ~ Report ⑦ ~

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   About two weeks in Dr. Mani’s lab, I was able to conduct a series of experiments starting with the creation of molecules and measuring the emission and absorption.  I used NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) to confirm whether what we wanted to make was really made or not.  With the students in his lab, I did TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography) and Column Chromatography (Column Chromatography).  I also used a new laboratory instrument to remove the material in the flask.  The instrument was much more efficient than a micro spatula.
   On the last weekend, Mr. Sakurai took me to various places.  On weekends, there is a small market in each district.  So, I went to Peach Market.  Unlike the name, there was not much peach.  After that, I met the family and went to see the boat competition.  I went to a Thai restaurant for the last dinner.  The way of serving rice was very interesting and very delicious.
    (309HR   Ikeda Yumeka)
  Taking out substance from a flask       
  Column Chromatography
   With the students there
  With Dr. Mani
  In front of the building of Chemistry
07:39
2019/10/07

“Tobitate!” Leap for Tomorrow, Young Ambassador Program ~ Report ⑥ ~

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  I am doing my research under Dr. Mani, who is an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut.  I use various experimental instruments every day.  First, I made samples and measured absorption using spectrophotometer, and used a fluorometer to measure emission.  At first, I was puzzled about how to use these experimental instruments, but using it many times, I was able to do it well.
  Of course, it is more difficult to analyze the results than to conduct experiments, and we are conducting research with the guidance of Dr. Mani.  On weekends, I went to the shopping mall and the organic supermarket with him.  I ate a hamburger and French fries with cheese.  It felt American style.
  (309HR   Ikeda Yumeka)
  Samples I made
  Using a  Spectrophotometer
  Dr. Mani uses the fluorometer
  Potatoes & Cheese
07:36
2019/10/07

“Tobitate!” Leap for Tomorrow, Young Ambassador Program ~ Report ⑤ ~

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This week, I visited the laboratory at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, where Dr. Tomoyasu Mani, a first-year graduated student of SSH works.  I made the D-A (donor acceptor) molecule based on BODIPY (boron-dipyrromethene: a type of fluorescent dye) using the Suzuki Coupling method. I used Rotary evaporator and Column chromatography in this experiment, and I was surprised to find so many experimental instruments that I had never seen before.  But I was more surprised.  In the United States, it is thrown away when the test tube and the pipette etc. are used only once.  I thought it was unthinkable in Japan.
   I study for about six hours every day, but I feel that time passes very quickly, and I spend a fulfilling life.
Until last week, I was living in a university dormitory, but this week I'm living in a hotel in the university.  The hotel has a swimming pool, and of course all TV programs are in English, so it's also a good way to learn listening.  A lot of Japanese anime is broadcast in English.  I went to the supermarket.  There were many types for each food.
 *The Suzuki reaction is an organic reaction, classified as a cross-coupling reaction, where the coupling partners are a boronic acid and an organohalide catalyzed by palladium complex. It was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry by Akira Suzuki in 2010.
   (309HR   Ikeda Yumeka)

  Studying with Dr. Mani  
  Experiment
  TLC
  Rotary Evaporator


07:33
2019/10/07

“Tobitate!” Leap for Tomorrow, Young Ambassador Program ~ Report ④ ~

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    We selected “Pharmacy: Explore the Field” in this fourth week.  This week we had some activities, such as experiments, and visited the hospital.  In the experiment, we especially enjoyed making capsules.  We made them in two days and thought which methods would be better.  In addition, we made several kinds of medicine with several different substance.  We observed how it melted.
    On Thursday, we visited UConn Health Center and looked around the hospital.  The most surprising thing is the way of delivering medicine.  All they had to do is to set medicine in a capsule and push a button.  Then medicine was delivered to the place where we hope to put it.  There were lanes in the wall to deliver medicine and robots to carry medicine.  So I think it is very convenient.
    The hospital has two buildings.  All the patients’ rooms in the new one were a private room.  The view from the building was very beautiful because of a glassed-in room.  There were television monitors throughout the corridor and they could check the information of patients’ blood pressure, a heart rate and so on anytime.  I thought that America advanced their technology the most in the world.   
    Students had the experience of a tea ceremony.  It was my second ambassador activity.  After that they put maccha (green tea) on ice cream or into milk.  Everyone enjoyed maccha.
  My roommate was the same student of the previous week.  So we could bond stronger.
  “UConn Pre-college Summer” was a part of my life while studying in the U.S.  It will be finished in the end of this week.  Four weeks have passed since I arrived in the U.S.  I met many people and studied many things.  It was a very satisfying four weeks.  I’ll finish American buffet-style meals at the dining hall where I have visited for a month and the life in the dormitory.  The second part is starting from the next week.  I’m going to stay in a hotel and study at Mr. Mani’s laboratory.  I want to make every day count and work hard to learn a lot.
     (204HR   J.Y.  H.Y   T.Y.  N.Y.)
    
07:32
2019/09/30

“Tobitate!” Leap for Tomorrow, Young Ambassador Program ~ Report ③ ~

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    I chose “Digital Animation & Motion Graphics” this week.  In the class we learned basics of an animation and effects such as fonts and made a short movie in pair.  Then we showed the movie each other and exchanged ideas and advice.  Everyone gave their advice one after another.  We could have a good discussion.
    We visited “Connecticut Science Center” in a workshop.  There was a human anatomical model.  It feels so real and made us excited.  We could observe muscles, blood vessels, bones, and so on.  I had homework about it.  But I couldn’t understand science terms because they were English.  I could understand meanings of questions.  But I had difficulties in writing answers.  In Space area, there were some places where we could watch a movie like seeing samples of food weight in space and a planetarium.
  My roommate was a Chinese girl who lives in California.  We folded origami together and talked about our own mother languages.  She was very interested in Japanese and practiced writing Hiragana and Katakana.  We taught meanings of kanji each other because some kanji have different meanings between Chinese and Japanese.  We also had a nice chat about our schools.  We learned differences of each school.
  In Ambassador activity, I performed a demonstration of a tea ceremony for my friends and had them experience some Japanese cultures.  Everyone was so happy.
  The fourth week is the last week of “Uconn Pre-College Summer.”  I am going to take a “Pharmacy: Explore the Field ”class.
   (204HR    Jane Does)
  
  External appearance of UConn Health Center
  Performing a tea ceremony
07:04
2019/09/30

July 31st (Wed)  Sugaku Koshien 2019

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  On Wednesday July 31, the elimination round of “Sugaku Koshien 2019” was held in Okayama.  3 teams (second and third graders of the general and the science course, 12 students in total) participated in it.  The whole country was divided into 12 blocks and our prefecture, Ehime belongs to “Chugoku Shikoku block.”  Sugaku Koshien 2019 is the 12th.  The number of participants are increasing rapidly for this 10 years.  More than 200 students participated in this event this year.  It was really got lively.  In the heat our school’s mathematical elites worked on the difficult problems and did their best.  We hope that students will make use of this experience and keep up their interest in mathematics from now on.
   (204HR   Nishiyama Terumi, HIgashiura Nene)
 


07:03
2019/09/24

July 28th (Sun)The first FESTAT (Presentation Meeting of Statistical Research in Japan)

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    Our students participated in FESTAT, which is a SSH project of Kagawa Prefectural Kannonji Daiichi High School.    
(participants)
    Ono, Nadano, and Yamasaki (third graders of the science course: math team)
    Shiraishi, Takata, and Takeda (third graders of the general course: statistic teams)
   Yasuda (a first grader)
    The mathematic group of the science course and the statistics group of the general course announced the results of their research confidently.
    Some students are from Nagano prefecture, Aichi prefecture, and so on.  They swelled with joy. In the afternoon a data scientist gave us an exciting speech.  We can make best use of it not only for our research but also for selecting our courses.
   (204 HR      TDTDT)
     


07:53
2019/09/17

July 28th (Sun) The 5th Kahaku Scientific Research Presentation Meeting

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    Three students participated the scientific research presentation meeting.  They gave the following presentations:
  In the stage section: “Study on quantity of Ascorbic acid which is included in cyanobacteria under the different light condition”
  In the poster section:
     “Experiences of the field work in New Zealand”
     “Estimate of paleo environment by pollen fossils”
  In the stage section, they won the prize of Superintendent of Board of Education in Ehime and were ranked the 3rd.  This presentation meeting was helpful for students because there were a lot of investigations from fundamental science to applied science.  Some students took part in this meeting from other prefectures.
     (204HR    Kaneto, Kimura, Sasaki, Omori)
        
10:17
2019/09/17

July 27th (Sat)

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A special lecture by Omura Satoshi who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

    On July 27th our students attended a special lecture, “A message for you who carry hopes for the future.”  It was held in the gym of Ehime Prefectural Matsuyama Technical High School.  Omura Satoshi, Emeritus Professor at Kitasato University, gave us the lecture.  He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.  He looked back his process and told us the importance of a challenge and making efforts.  
              (204HR   John Does & Jane Does)
    


10:15
2019/09/17

July 27th (Sat)

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 We cooperated with companies and was given a lecture about the data analysis of buying behavior.
   Our general and science course students adopted “Data Science” and statistics into their research last year.  They read a trend from huge data and promote Challenge Research and Super Science research, which leads to regional revitalization.  Last year some research conducted by General course students won the prize in Japan.
   On Thursday July 25th Karasudani Masahiko and Miyaoka Maya who belong to the Department of Analytics Solution and Nishiguchi Miho who belongs to the Department of Economic Strategy PR visited our school and gave us a lecture titled “Unexpected? Satisfied?  Let’s see the world from shopping at supermarkets and drugstores.”  From first graders and third graders who are interested in statistics attended this lecture.
    After the lecture about a difference of pos data and ID-pos data, we did a workshop.  We analyzed what are sold well now by using a software made by True Data.  Students were divided into each groups and guessed a market from real data, using iPad.  The results often became different from what we had expected.  So we could enjoyed the lecture and realized an attractive point of guessing a market. 
   Thank you very much for guiding students kindly all the time, three teachers.  We are looking forward to your continued patronage.  
  (204HR   S & Z & S & T & S)
  They are smiling with peace signs.
  A female lecturer is speaking and students are listening with concentration
  They are watching the monitor.
  The students were being given advice by a lecturer


10:12
2019/08/26

July 31 (Wed) “Tobitate!” Leap for Tomorrow, Young Ambassador Program ~ Report ②~

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    I chose “Food Science and Technology” for the second week.  This lesson were classroom learning, but we went to the Lab to do experiments on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. 
    In the lecture we learned science technology, which is in the background of food, and considered how to choose healthy food.  In the experiment, we measured pH of purple cabbage.  Then we made ice cream, cheese and butter.
   When I had a conversation with my classmates, I was asked a lot of questions about Japanese food.  We had a great talk!
    I took five lectures.  I enjoyed “Pharmacy Compounding Workshop” the best.    We compounded materials, dispensed medicine and put it into a container.  Then we wrote a patient’s name on it.  I could experience medicine manufacturing.
   We changed our roommates every week.  I shared the room with a student from Massachusetts.  She was very friendly and kind.  We had a lot of conversations and joined the activities together.  I introduced origami to her and folded it together.
    This week, I asked people around me to speak slowly because I learned from mistakes last week.  Then everyone told me meanings of English words in conversation and rephrased what they said as easily as possible.  So we had a nice chat and it was connected to learn new things.  In group chatting with new friends, I learned unique expressions and abbreviations which are used in America.
   I also learned a lot about American culture and tried to have American food and drink.  I surprised at the pizza shop in Storrs Center which I visited in the activity class.  Surprisingly, I could choose topping ingredients and pizza dough I like.  They were so delicious!
    I’ll take “Digital Animation and Motion Graphic” class next week. 
   (206HR    Jane Does)
  Measurement of pH
  Dispense medicines
  Put medicine into a plastic case
  In the closing ceremony(The picture was taken when we made cheese)
17:14
2019/08/21

July 20th (Sat) Awards Ceremony of “Collaborative Regional Innovation Contest 2019"

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Awards Ceremony of “Collaborative Regional Innovation Contest 2019” at Ehime University
【Semi Grand Prix】
     “’Ehime, Baseball Kingdom’ for the creation of sustainable baseball culture - expectations for introducing a tie break system-”
    Daisuke Nadano, Kaito Ono, Shusei Yamasaki (third graders of Science course)
   Kaito Ono and Naoki Yamasaki were invited to the awards ceremony held in Nanka Memorial Hall, Ehime University on Saturday, July 20th.  This time, they won the semi grand prix in 171 research papers from all over Japan.  Four groups, two grand prix and two semi grand prix groups, made presentations in the ceremony.  In front of many judges and Collaborative Regional Innovation students, they felt nervous but gave a good presentation.
       (M    206HR)
     


16:40
2019/08/21

July 18th (Thu)  Challenge Research Ⅰ “Review Meeting on Research Question”

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    In the first period, Challenge ResearchⅠ, freshmen of the general course held review meetings about their research questions.  All the students from 101HR to 108HR were divided into groups by field.  Each group gathered in the same place and considered research questions and study methods.  They also received advice from teachers who major in those fields.  Teachers who teach different-grade students took part in the meeting.  They were able to review their research from the different point of view.  Now they will work on research activities in earnest.
    (John Does & K      206HR)
  


16:39
2019/07/30

July 17th (Mon)  “Tobitate!” Leap for Tomorrow, Young Ambassador Program ~ Report ① ~

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    Ikeda Yumeka, who is a third year students of science course, was selected a member of “Tobitate!” Leap for Tomorrow, Young Ambassador Program.  This program is sponsored by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.  She is now taking a training for about six weeks in Connecticut, the United States of America.  We’ll inform you of her report from Connecticut!

    I left Narita Airport on Saturday, July 6th and arrived at Hartford via Washington.  There is a thirteen-hour time difference between Connecticut and Japan.  So my days and nights were reversed and I suffered from jet lag at first.  The sunlight is strong outside and it is very hot!  But the air conditioners is so strong in the room that I feel cold although I wear a long-sleeved shirt.
    Now I join “U Conn Pre-College Summer.”  I live in a room in the dormitory.  I have to change my room and my roommate every week.  My first roommate was a local student.  The school cafeteria is buffet style.  They serves typical American meals, so I miss Japanese food so much!
For the first week I chose a “Data Science” class.  I attended an orientation on Sunday and took classes and workshops on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  I took classes all day on Tuesday and Thursday.  After dinner we have some activities every day.
There were many discoveries and surprises this week!  Participants are almost local students.  Of course I am the only Japanese.  I know it’s only natural but I’m surprised that they speak English very quickly.  I ask them to repeat what they said once more because I can’t catch English.  When I talk with few students, I can easily asked them to do so.  But I have difficulty asking them during a class.  However, whenever I’m in trouble, I was helped by my classmates sitting near me so many times. 
In a “Data Science” class, I calculated “cosine similarity,” an index number that shows similarity of multiple documents.   I had difficulty in typing in a unique way.  Of course, I type words in Japanese and others in English.  My teacher borrowed me a PC and people around me helped me.  I managed to do my best.  I finished making a presentation without any troubles on Friday.  Then I finished all the classes of the week.  On Saturday I went to a field trip.
Next week I’m going to take a “Food Science and Technology” class.  The campus is so big that I’m almost getting lost.  I came across beavers and deer while I was walking there.  Connecticut has a good environment because it has a lot of nature.
    (John Does        206HR)
    


07:43
2019/07/26

July 11th (Thu) SS Exchange Meeting

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  On Thursday, July 11th, science course students held “SS exchange meeting.”  This event disseminates the current achievements of the second grader’s research.  They interacted in the form of cross-grade exchange so that first graders could have images of their own goals.  The purpose of this event is that senior students advise first graders to study and research questions efficiently.
    In the 5th period, second graders gave the presentation on their school trip (Science Exchange Workshop in Taiwan).  They told first graders how to learn English, spend time in Taiwan and so on.
    In the 6th period, second graders gave poster presentations on research questions.  The first and third graders observed it and then opinions were exchanged actively, mainly by third graders.  In addition, they received specialized advice from teachers of SSH steering and guiding committee.  They will put the advice to good use and make their future research better.                     (John Does     206HR)
        


17:49
2019/07/18

July 8th (Mon)  The 2019 Asia-Pacific Forum for Science Talented

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  A second year student who belongs to the science course in our school left for Taiwan to take part in The 2019 Asia-Pacific Forum for Science Talented.
  The representatives of junior and senior high schools in sixteen Asia-Pacific countries met in Taiwan for the forum.  The purpose of this forum is training them to demonstrate leadership to play an active part in the international community through discussing, making some projects and presentations, doing fieldwork about scientific contents and cultural visit.
  Six students join this forum from Japan.  They are from Ehime University Senior High School, Okinawa prefectural Kyuyo High School, Koyo High School, and our high school.
  On Saturday, July 6th, members of Team Ehime left Matsuyama airport for Taiwan via Haneda airport.  Although their arrival at Taipei was late and behind the original schedule, they managed to reach their destination and met Team Okinawa.
  On Sunday, July 7th, the opening ceremony was held and each country showed their performance.  All the members from Japan wore Yukata and introduced Japanese culture.
After that, they danced with “Fortune Cookie in Love” by AKB 48.  The students from other countries got on the stage and were really excited.
   They are starting Hands-on-Project from tomorrow.
  Before Departure with Their Parents
  Very Exciting Stage!


16:14
2019/07/17

June 20th (Thu)  SS for Second Graders of Science Course

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 During today’s SS (Super Science) for second graders of science course, we invited Mr. Norisuke Ioku, an associate professor of the department of Mathematics, Physics, and Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering in Ehime University.  He gave them a lecture about mathematics, “Why is a soap bubble round? ~ an experiment and mathematics ~.”  They had the experiment about it after the lecture.  They were able to learn the process from finding problems to solving them, “Wonder”→ “Ask questions” → ”Observe and Formulate” → “Solve.”  Let’s make full use of it in future research activities.
 In their seventh period they were divided into groups.  Some completed their research plans.  The others made posters for “SS Exchanging Meeting.”
   (I.Y.  K.B.  K.S.  K.H.  K.K.  T.H.   206HR )
        
17:15
2019/07/05

June 20th (Thu)  Status of SS Activities (first graders)

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  Today, first-year students took the guidance about research questions during discovery class called “SS.”  They were divided into groups after receiving explanations.  Then they did brainstorming. They shared gathered ideas in the software, roiro-note, with tablet.  They were divided into new groups based on the ideas.  And they did brainstorming again.  Did they find what they wanted to research during today’s SS?
   (Jane Doe    203HR)
      


18:11
2019/07/02

June 13 (Thu) Status of SS Activities (Second Graders)

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    Today, second graders had researching activity, “SS.”  At first students received explanation of workshop in America.  This time the submission deadline of the research schedule is getting close.  Some students were thinking over their plan.  Others were collecting documents and considering the next experiment.  Each group did various activities.          (S.N.  Y.F  203HR)
   

These pictures show:
     Gauss group: They make experimental devices
     Friction group: They examine the results of their experiment
     Drop of Water group:  They collect data earnestly
     Plants group: They prepare for their observation.
   Parantica sita group: They choose survey items
     Spider group: They got spider’s thread and check strength
     Osmotic pressure group: They consider by using a molecular model
     Glaze group: They search chemicals which generate colors
     Heavy metal group: They make their plan and do their experiment, getting shells to absorb heavy metal
     Mathematics group: He checks the previous studies
     Block wall group: they examine experimental methods.


17:29
2019/07/01

June 9th (Thu)  GSC Hiroshima Pop Stage 2nd seminar

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   On June ninth, GSC Hiroshima Pop Stage second seminar was held.  Our students took three lectures, “Scientific literacy,” “Researchers’ ethics,” and “Scientific lecture meeting.”  Lectures are deep and interesting with active learning.  It was stimulating day for them.  Now they start writing reports hard!
      (Yamamoto Daichi   203HR)

16:17
2019/07/01

June 6th (Thu)  Status of SS Activities (Second Graders)

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    Second graders finished mid-term examinations and their school trip.  They have started SS in full swing.
    Students advanced their research by using reference documents or looking back previous studies.  Some groups consider their plans of this year.  The other groups did their further experiments.
    The pictures show Math group, Drop of water group, Friction group, Gauss group, Osmotic pressure group, Glaze group, Heavy Metal group, Parantica sita group and Concrete Masonry Wall group.
    (Niizuma Wataru, Yamanishi Kotono   203HR)
          


16:14
2019/07/01

June 6th (Thu)  Challenge Research Ⅰ(First –year students)

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    Today First graders’ CR was held as a part of “diagnosis of basic academic skills for high school students.”  Mr. Maeda, a staff of Benesse Corporation, came to our school.  Students reviewed their results of academic ability research that was held soon after their entering high school.  Also, Mr. Maeda proposed specific plans to improve their ways of studying.
   They were grateful to Mr. Maeda for his lecture!
      ( T.M.     203HR)
  


06:59
2019/06/27

May 27th (Mon) Challenge Research ⅠWorkshop

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 “A lecture on an introduction to statistics”

    The first grade students of general course listened to the lecture, “An introduction to statistics” by Kazuyuki Iwata.  He is an Economics professor at Matsuyama University.
    They learned a central-limit theorem, Law of large numbers and so on as methods of measurement of effect
   We would like to use them for our future activities. 
   (Rumi, Suzuka, Kaho, Kanan, Ai   209HR)
    


15:46
2019/06/27

May 26th (Sun) Global Science Campus Hiroshima (GSC Hiroshima)

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   Nine students of first and second graders (science course) took part in GSC Hiroshima organized by Hiroshima University on May 26th.
   This program has three steps.  These are Hop (lecture), Step (seminars of different fields and English poster presentations), Jump (Lab education in laboratories and overseas training programs).  Hop stage is held twice, this time and June 9th.  Teachers taught them how to set themes of scientific research in detail.  Students learned research ethics and cutting-edge of study on regenerative medicine by using Mobius strip.  It was very inspiring.  After the lecture, our school students eagerly asked teachers their questions.     
        ( K.K.   209HR)
    


14:48
2019/06/27

May 16th (Thu) School Trip

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  Second graders of science course went to school trip and interacted with students in Taiwan. 

    Our school students (science course) visited Taipei Municipal Jianguo Senior High School (our sister school) and struck up a friendship by exchanging scientific opinions.  They made scientific presentations and participated in classes.  This is the ninth visit there.  We started collaborative research on this occasion.
    On May 17th they also visited Taoyuan Municipal Wu Ling Senior High School in Taoyuan city.  They made presentations of their research and exchanged their scientific ideas.  This is the sixth visit there.    
    (Hanaoka, Fujino, Misaki 209 HR)
            


13:16
2019/06/18

May 13th (Mon)  Taipei Municipal Jianguo Senior High School Presentation Meeting (Day 2)

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   It was the second day of the Presentation Meeting in Taiwan.  Students visited National Palace Museum in the morning.  That was their second visit.  They visited it last year for their school trip.  They viewed the museum as long as they could.  In the afternoon they visited Taipen Municipal Jianguo Senior High School and joined the Presentation Meeting.  After the ceremony and the video screening that students performed independently, our students made presentations about their research.  We think they did very well, showing the results of their practice.  Each students in our school had a guide student to show them around and these students were so polite.  After the presentation they said good-bye to each other, looking forward to seeing their host families.  Then they stayed at their host families.    Thank you for having them stay at night!   (A.T.  209HR)
     


19:03
2019/06/17

May 12th (Sun)  Taipei Municipal Jianguo Senior High School Presentation Meeting

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   Five third graders of the science course left Matsuyama Airport on Sunday morning, May 12th and arrived at Taipei City.  They are going to attend the presentation meeting which is held at Taipei Municipal Jianguo Senior High School.
   They transferred the plane at Haneda Airport and arrived at Shozan Airport in Taipei.  The temperature is over 30℃ and it is so humid.
  They joined up with their guide and visited National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, which was built in honor of Chiang Kai-Shek.  Chiang Kai-Shek was the first president of Taiwan.  They learned his life, the background, and the history of Taiwan.  After that they ate dinner (Taiwanese food) and arrived at the hotel.  In the hotel, each group made a final check for tomorrow’s English presentation. 
    (Kana.T, Nanako.T, Nodoka.T, Yoshino.T, Risa.H   209HR)
 They get some information of National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.
 The statue of Chiang Kai-Shek behind them
 Taiwanese food was served.  They have a good appetite.


18:48
2019/06/17

May 10th (Fri)  The third SS (Super Science)

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  Today we have the third SS class.  The second graders did not have any SS classes during the mid-term examination.   The first graders did chemical experiments.  They have identified a type of unknown metal ion by observing its chemical reaction.  They did it in safety and were surprised at the color changes and chemical reaction of the aqueous solution. By summarizing reactions, they could identify the type of the ion.  By doing these works accurately, they learned that they can obtain objective data.
   (Miori, Reia, Ririka, Sakura, Kana   209HR)

 New white coats have arrived
 They listen to the description seriously
 They has just started the experiment
 What reaction did they watch?
18:45
2019/06/14

April 24th (Thu)  The second SS (Super Science)

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   Today we have done the second SS.  Second graders of the science course prepared for their English presentations in Taiwan.  First graders learned basic techniques of experiments.  They reviewed basic operations of a microscope and conducted calculation of the sight.  They also observed some samples.  Though first graders have just started learning the base of research activities, we expect them to strengthen the foundation of the researching skills.  We hope their researches will advance smoothly.   (Aoyama   209HR)
   


07:27
2019/06/14

April 24th (Wed)  Our High School started “SC (Science Club)”

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   SC of this year started today.  The first graders of the science course performed basic experiments of science every Wednesday after school.  They do experiments and practice with university students and graduate students.  They also worked on training to do advanced research of SS.  In biological section, we practiced the basic operation of a microscope and the handling of a micrometer today.  That’s science course students!  They operate microscopes very quickly!    (John Does   209HR)  
  They were working together.
  A trouble with the microscope?
07:25
2019/05/09

April 12th Being taken photos for the 2019 Ehime University GSC poster

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   Ehime University has held Global Science Campus to educate students in future generations who wants to play on a global stage as a scientist since last year.  Sixteen students of our high school were selected.  They has taken lectures since last September.  In addition, six students of them advanced the final stage and are now working on further research.  Kanno and Miyauchi, who are students of the science course, studied pollen fossils in New Zealand.  They were dispatched by Ehime University to New Zealand from March 24th to March 30th.  This year they appear on the GSC poster of Ehime University.  The professional photographer took their pictures.  Then they took the newspaper interview.
    We want them to solve scientific problems as future researchers while studying for an entrance examination of university.
  (Jane Does 205HR)
    


07:34
2019/04/24

April 19th (Fri) eGS in New Zealand

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Miyauchi (309HR) and Sugano (309HR) joined eGS (Global Science Campus of Ehime University) in New Zealand
   Miyauchi and Kanno stayed in New Zealand from March 24th to March 30th.  At first they visited GNA which is a research institute of geosciences.  Also, they went to forests and coasts and watched unique vegetation and the lays of the land.  New Zealand has a unique geology and strata of hundreds of millions of years ago near the coast are the center of the attention around the world.  They had great experiences that they couldn’t experience in Japan.
  (Hiroaki Inoue, S.T., S.Y., I.A.,U.Y., M.S.,  205HR )
     


19:54
2019/04/22

April 18th (Thu) SS (Super Science Class) has started!

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   The SS class started today.  During the SS, first and second graders listened to the lecture about attitudes toward research activities.  It was given by our vice-principal and the head teacher of SSH project promotion.  Then first graders were given English presentation from second graders of ‘biophysics group.’  Looking at the good model of senior students, first graders had a prospect of their own future activities.
   (Kikuchi, Hiraki, Nagano, Fujioka   205HR)
    
07:37
2019/04/11

April 6th (Sat) The 7th Research Presentation Meeting of SSH students in Shikoku region

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   The 7th Research Presentation Meeting of SSH students was held at Kochi Shotsu High School in Kochi prefecture.  33 third graders of science course in our school participated in it.  104 teams in total reported their research by poster session.
   All the students listened to other schools’ presentations and exchange opinions actively.  They were able to get some clues to deepen their studies.
  (M.J.  205HR)
   


07:32
2019/04/09

April 4th (Thu)The 8th Sports Data Analysis Competition (secondary school section)

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   Nadano, Ono, and Yamazaki (members of the math group, 309HR) won the Fighting-Spirit Prize, which is comparable to quarterfinals, in the 8th Sports Data Analysis Competition (Japan statistic association sports statistics subcommittee).
   They analyzed victories and defeats of Hiroshima, Kyojin, and Yacult games in 2017 by using evaluation index of pitchers of major leagues.
   They said, “We were busy conducting this analysis and ‘Effectives of Tie Break’, our super science research, at the same time.  However, we were able to make a good poster.  We would like to apply for a lot of contests in the future.
   (Jane Does 205HR)


07:28
2019/04/02

April 1st (Mon)  GSC Hiroshima Jump Stage

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   Kimura Nagi (209HR) participated in GSC (Global Science Campus) Hiroshima Jump Stage workshop.  She advanced the final stage which was held by Hiroshima University.  Fifteen students were selected from more than 300 students.  She was selected one of the members.  She is going to start her research with professors of Hiroshima University.  She has a chance to make a presentation of her research in Australia.  She talked about her way of research and plans with professors.  They exchanged ideas positively.  We are looking forward to the research.
       (John Does    205 HR)


17:00
2019/03/18

March 16th Interaction with Science Clubs

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  Twelve students visited the aquarium in Nagahama High School and interacted with students of the science club on March 16th..
  After we joined the tour of the unique fish tanks, the young yellowtail’s show and so on, students of both Nagahama HS and our school made presentations about research.  Then we deepened our interaction.  Not only students of the aquarium club but also general participants watched our presentation.  We were greatly inspired.
  We appreciate all the students of aquarium club.
       (Shiori, kinaka,Nakayama,Tsuzuki,Ochi)
      
08:27
2019/03/17

March 16th Final judgement of Digital Innovators Grand Prix 9

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  The final judgement of Digital Innovators Grand Prix 9 was held by Keio University and Nihon Bunkyo Shuppan Co.,Ltd on Mita campus of Keio University.  Two Challenge Research groups of second graders, which are in the general course, gave presentations there.  “Disaster prevention” group of 208 HR won the excellent award (second prize).  “Statistics” group of 208HR won Nihon Bunkyo Shuppan’s award (third prize).  They received words of praise from Mr.Murai, the chief juror.   
  On March 17th they visited True Data Company.  We took lectures from Mr. Yonekura, the president of the company, and Mr.Shimazaki, the manager of data marketing.  Then they looked around the company.  Students got interested in the company and learned the importance of analyzing data.    (Kengo Murofushi)
            


08:25
2019/03/15

March 14th The Final Research Report Meeting of Our High School

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  The final research report meeting of our high school was held in Himegin Hall.  Students showed their posters and made presentations in relation to “Development of internationality”, “Challenge research of general course”, and “challenge research of science course”, which they have worked on for a year.  They reported attractions, feature and results of SSH project.  Saijo HS and Uwajima Higashi HS, which are also Super Science High Schools in Ehime, gave their presentations.  We could understand the contents of research each other and could interact through asking questions and answering them.
  Thank you for visiting us.
     (Yudai Iwaki, Shunji Ono, Kosei Matsuda)
                


08:21
2019/03/14

March 13th The final research report meeting of Saijo High School(SSH)

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  Students of our high school and Uwajima Higashi HS joined the final research report meeting of Saijo High School on March 13th.  It was organized by Saijo High School, one of the super science high schools, in Saijo-city sogobunkakaikan hall.  “Fossil” group, “Droplets of Water” group, and “photosynthesis” group joined it from our high school.  They made poster presentations.  “Fossil” group introduced their research to the audience on the stage. (M.M.  Y.R.)
    


08:20
2019/03/12

March 9th National High School Students’ Scientific paper award ceremony in Kanagawa University

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  The 17th Scientific paper award ceremony was held at Kanagawa University, in Yokohama city, Kanagawa Prefecture.  This time, 153 papers were applied from all over Japan and it was larger number than ever before.  One of them was chosen as the first prize, four were outstanding prizes, and 25 were excellence.  “Solar system” group won the outstanding prize and “Lactic Acid Bacteria” group won the excellent prize.  In addition, we won the prize for excellent academic achievement.  “Solar system” group was given the chance that they could give a presentation for ten minutes.  They reported their research in front of many professors and high school students.
   (Maruyama Tomoyuki, Matsumoto Nanami, Sadamatsu Fuko, Ozawa Suzuno)
     


08:16
2019/03/11

March 9th First year students of science course made their academic conference debut

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  “Biology group”, the first-year students of science course, gave poster presentation in Shikoku branch contest, the first academic conference of biological education in Japan.  It was held in faculty of Education, Ehime University.  They made their academic conference debut and received the award. They showed their results of research and received the expert advice.  They could find their future subjects to be solved next year.  They’ll do their best at the final research report meeting which is held on March 14th.

<poster presentations>
 “Insects” group:An effect of the wind on flying routes of Parantica sita   (Shiraishi Hiroto, Hanaoka Ryunosuk, Nakajima Kou, Yamazaki Yutaka)
   
 “Plant Physiology” group:An effect of sound wave on plants(Tamura Keisuke)
   


18:02
2019/02/22

February 21 (Thursday)  the 24th SS

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  Today we had the 24th super science class of this year.  The second graders practiced the delivery and poster presentations for the final research report meeting.  They had a hard time to create better posters.  They practiced hard to tell their results well.
  Most of the first graders used computers.  They were writing papers. We are looking forward to read their paper.        ( Kubo, Oshita, Tsuruda)
“Thermal sound group” is still preparing.
This is how we take pictures of fossil pollen.
We cut filter paper to prepare for the experiment. 
The teacher explained about making posters and reports.
15:44
2019/02/15

February 14th the 23rd SS Challenge Research Presentation

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  We had the 23rd SS of this year today.  We gave presentations of Challenge Research.  All groups of second-year science course students gave presentations.  They told research results by using slides.  It enabled the audience to understand our research easily.  Questions and answers were actively asked and achievements of this year were shown in various scenes.  Students evaluated each other by using rubric.  The audience were required their abilities of asking questions. After presentations, we received the advice from our vice-principal.  He said that we had three tasks; the first point is to figure out ways to have listeners get interest in research, the second is to devise how to deliver the contents in an easy way and the third point is to deliver logically and gradually to make the content more persuasive.  We still have a little time until the final Research Results Meeting of this year is held.  We will do our best.    (Jane Doe)
             


15:48
2019/02/13

February 12th Our high school held “SDGs Meeting for high school students in Ehime”

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  Our school held SDGs meeting at Nanpu-kan building in Matsuyama Minami high School.  Participants actively exchanged ideas about making sustainable towns.  Three students of science course took part in this event.  They gave presentations and joined workshop.  Now, SDGs improves various works in the world.  Each people can continue doing something to achieve goals.  Let’s get interested in SDGs and you can do something.

 <Participating high school >
Ehime Prefectural Saijyo High School .
Ehime Prefectural Imabari High School.
Ehime Prefectural Matsuyama Higashi High School.
Ehime Prefectural Matsuyama Minami High School.

<Lecturer>
Kobayashi Osamu; associate professor of Ehime University
                (Institute for international relations)
Ms. Takeuchi Yoshiko; representative director of Ehime Global Network

<Other participating group>
Shikoku EPO・Matsuyama city, general policy department・Kumakogen town chiiki-okoshi group
Workshop
 
Giving the presentation


09:12
2019/02/11

February 9th Super High School Consortium in Ehime

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  Science course students participated in “Ehime Job Challenge U-15 Festa in Chuyo district” and “Ehime Super High Schools Consortium” held at Himegin Hall on February 9 (Saturday).  The students of our school and Tobe branch school gave the poster presentation of "Developing accessories of Tobe-yaki using ginkgo ash," one of the projects of "High School Development program, living and growing in local communities."  For the first graders of “Ginkgo group”, it was the first time to give a presentation in front of a large number of people, and they felt really nervous.Many people got interested in it and heard it.
Second graders of “Droplets of Water Group” gave a presentation at the stage.  The presentation was easy for everyone to understand.  So, not only high school students but also junior high school students asked us questions.  Second graders positively asked SGH students some questions in English and it surprised the audience. (I.I, Y.O, A.M)
  


11:29
2019/02/09

February 8th overseas program in America (6)

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We visited New York Academy of Science today.  This is the organization to solve global Issues by promoting scientific research and science education.  They promote SDGs and STEM education to support young researchers and students.  It is located in World Trade Center, Ground Zero.  There are also Memorial Park and monuments there.  They gave us an opportunity to think about 9.11.  (I.I ,  Y.O,  A.M)
   
15:14
2019/02/08

February 3rd (Sunday) Science Challenge 2018

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  “Science Challenge 2018” was held at the faculty of education, Ehime University.  Five groups of second year students participated in the general category and a group of first year students joined the program participation category.  At first, they had one-minute appeal time.  After that, poster presentations were given.  One of the judges praised students and said that presentations were excellent and generally improved.  The group of second-year students that studied “Conditions that droplets of water rebound high from the surface of the water” won an excellent prize in the general category.
 We received valuable advice and comments from many people during the poster presentations.  We will continue our research and make it better in the future.  Thank you very much.                              ( Aso )
“Fossil Pollen” group made the strong appeal.
“Vitamin C” group explaining their poster.
First-year students explained their study hard, too.
The award ceremony was held.
We want to do our best in the future too.
Drop of water group received the Excellence Award.
14:04
2019/02/07

February 7th overseas program in America (5)

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 Today they visited Bridgeport AquaCulture Science and Technology Education, a high school of fisheries and chemistry.  Mr. Brian Boechere introduced us to this high school.  The study level of this high school is very high.  This school connected to the university directly.  Students can get credits of university.  Our students presented their research in English, interacted with each other in English, and did joint experiments on aquaculture technology.  The students in this school were very aware of the research and the students in our school were also very inspired. (Jane Doe)
           
15:11
2019/02/07

February 7th 22th Super Science class

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 Today we had the twenty second SS class.  The second graders are busy preparing and practicing for the final meeting to report results and other science meeting.  Their research has also reached its final stage.  We want them to do their best.
  The first graders also organizes experiments and data for the year-end meeting.  We would like them to put a good end to their research in order to improve their contents more in the next year. 
 Our ALT teaches them how to write an abstract.
 Discussing enthusiastically with teachers.
 Preparation of experiments is also important.
 It is also necessary to organize results.
14:03
2019/02/06

February 6th Overseas program in America (4)

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 Today, we visited Nowhich Free Academy, which was introduced by Connecticut university coordinator, Mr. Brian Boechere.  NFA students welcomed us.  The school was very large and looked like Japanese university.  We took three lessons (English, math and biology) in the morning.  We gave English presentations about our studies. Then we were asked some questions.  We could deepen interaction each other.  (M.R)
        
13:59
2019/02/05

February 5th Overseas program in America (3)

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 We arrived at University of Connecticut where Mr. Mani works as an assistant professor.
He was the first graduate of SSH in our high school.  We were really moved because we met not only Mr. Mani but also many other teachers and students at the university.  Mr. Mani studies advanced science there.  He gave us some lectures after he talked about the university.  University students actively asked us questions.  We were charmed by the university.  We also got to know the depth of professional work by researchers.  After that, we were guided around the lab of Mr. Mani.  Having meals together, we listened to the story about the life of a foreign researcher in detail.  We had a great precious time.   (Nanami, Mai, Miyu)
           
13:59
2019/02/05

February 5th Overseas program in America (2) At John F, Kennedy International Airport

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 We received a message that they arrived at John F, Kennedy International Airport safely.  America is 14 hours behind Japan.  It had been -17℃ and cold until last week but it is warm today. After the arrival, they are going to University of Connecticut where Tomoyasu Mani, who is our school’s SSH first graduate, works now. 
 
13:57
2019/02/04

February 4th Overseas program in America (1)

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  Five students of second graders took part in SSH overseas program in America.  They left Matsuyama airport on February forth (Monday).  Today, they fly to JF Kennedy airport via Haneda airport.  They are going to meet the senior, a graduate of the first SSH who works at University of Connecticut.  Also, they visit three high schools and research institutes. It will be a long stay of 6 days and 4 nights, but every day they will do their best.  (by TOMONORI)
 
13:56
2019/01/31

January 31th (Thursday) English Presentation

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  At Ehime university information media center, English presentations of research were given by “SCIENCE COURSE” students of our school.  Three groups announced their research in English.  After each presentation, Q and A sessions were held.  Then students received advice about their presentations from foreign researchers.  We want them to make easier and persuasive English presentations.
Great thanks for helping us, foreign researchers.     (K.S   N.H   T.S  K.D)
               
13:56
2018/12/18

2018/12/18 The Idea Contest of Policy 2018

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  We have advanced to the top 4 of the national convention’s idea contest to make regions innovative in 2018.
  Our high school’s second-year students, Daigo Shiraishi, Sodai Takada and Yuki Takeda studied their region, and then they were selected as the top 4 of the idea contest of policy to make regions innovative in the high school student’s category. After that, they participated in the final examination conference, which was held in the Cabinet Office Central Government Building on December 15th, 2018. As a result, they couldn’t win the top award but they won award of True Date Award. Their results were so wonderful.
  Finally, we express gratitude to the members who work at IRC and associate professor Tetsuto Himeno of Shiga University. (Fuko Sadamatsu, Nanami Matsumoto, Yu Tamura)
       
13:43
2018/12/15

2018/12/15  SSH Kansai Trip ~ Day 3 ~

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  Everyone came back from a three-day short trip from Kansai. On the third day, we learned two things. First, we took a special course by associate professor Takeo Yamauchi of University of Hyogo at The Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo prefecture. We learned about pests and infection, mainly about mosquitos and ticks. We gained a wonderful sense of fulfillment through observation of specimen and the specimen room. Second, in Harima science park city, we visited exhibitions about the radiation facility “Spring 8” and “SACLA”, science and chemistry laboratory, famous buildings and a solar power facility made of more 12,000 panels. We were touched by all of them. We can think about what we can do to develop sustainable society and what society and environment should be like through three days. I want to make the most of the experience for their research and their future career.  (John Doe)
  
Custom-made seminars:  The relationship between urban harmful creatures and us
Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo: Takeo Yamauchi associate professor/University of Hyogo
  
(Harima Science Garden City)


13:42
2018/12/14

December 14,2018 SSH Kansai Trip ~ Day 2 ~

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  All members are learning well. The following is the contents of this seminar on the second day. In Kyoto University, some students began to choose the university as the first candidate university after their visit. In JT Biohistory Research Hall, they learned the history of creatures and the importance of living with other creatures. At a night seminar, they considered about ESD(Education for Sustainable Development), which is the theme of this training seriously through hands-on learning, and planned new behavioral goal. On the third day, we will study in Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo and Harima Science Garden City.  (Yudai Iwaki, Syunzi Ono, Kengo Murofushi)
 
Visit the Kyoto University Yoshida Campus, The Kyoto University Museum
 
JT Biology Research Hall
 
ESD Study
13:41
2018/12/14

December 14th SSH Kansai trip  ~ first day ~

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  They did science experiments at a research institute, a company and museum in Kansai region from Thursday, December 13th to Saturday 15th.
  This year, “Science Education for Sustainable Development” is our theme of the SSH project, and we participated in the training or seminar to foster science skills and to raise their study motivation.
  On the first day, they positively asked questions and developed better understanding based on their prior learning.
  On the second day, they will attend a lecture at JT Biohistory Research Hall at Kyoto University.  (T.N M.N M.Y N.W)
Oronamin C factory of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
 
Kobe Campus, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
   Exchanging meeting with graduates
13:41
2018/12/14

December 13(Thu) SS (Super Science) No.18

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  Today was the last day of SS class. The second-year high school students start to compile their study. There are some groups that start consolidating data and making a poster to make a presentation at January and February. The group, which carried out some experiment, is ina final stage, too. Finally, further effort will bear fruit for them. The first-year high schoolstudents went to Kansai to attend a learing seminar now. They will learn a lot.   (John Doe)
 
12:00
2018/12/13

December 13th, 2018  Science and mathematics course students went to the Kansai trip!

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 They left Matsuyama by bus at 7:00 this morning to various institutions in Kansai district to deepen our knowledge.  Today’s schedule is to go to Otsuka foods and Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and then they exchange meeting with our graduates. (T.N M.N M.Y N.W)
 
  
13:39
2018/12/10

2018/12/10 Wow! Purple color!

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  Ginkgo group was researching purple glaze by using ginkgo. At last, we got a kind of purple color. There are two kinds of group, which are divided by the difference of color.  Those colors are purple and reddish purple. We will announce the detail of our research soon. Our study still continues.
  Thanks to a lot of basic researches, we got the result like this.
  From now on, please enjoy the research result.  (John Doe)
 
13:38
2018/12/06

December 6th Thursday   Seventeenth times of SS(super science)

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  The study of second graders has finally reached the final stage. They are collecting more experimental data while preparing for various presentations of the next year. A teacher in charge of the science and mathematics said to them, “Their study will reach a crucial moment.”
  Whole instruction for the English presentation and the individual guidance were carried out for the first graders. Foreign students studying at Ehime University came here and taught them. We want to make English presentation better. Other groups are carrying out the experiment concretely, too. (Miyoshi, Sasaki, Hamada, Shimada)
Students are extracting vitamin. 
 
Presentation in English by the foreign Students of Ehime University.
Individual advice.
Teachers use only English.
13:37
2018/11/26

2018/11/26 We burned ginkgo nuts

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  Do you remember pruning a ginkgo tree in front of our school on August 3rd this year? Then, we collected ginkgo nuts and they were dryed at our branch school. Today, we burned the ginkgo nuts because we didn’t have club activities.
  It took 6 hours to burn them. The ashes were bright blue color. Substance wasn’t recognized but the color was strange.
  We will cool them on the ground for the time being and take them on Monday. They are covered with a bit big box so as not to fall by wind.  (Maho Yamamoto, Mayu Kimura, Nana Ueda)
  
13:36
2018/11/22

2018/11/22 SS(Super Science) 16th times

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  Second graders waste no time in finishing their research. They will prepare for the presentation about research based on the viewpoints pointed out by various people.
  First graders concentrate on creating abstracts and experiment. A term-end examination is just around the corner, so we cannot carry out the research during that period. However, we go on studying as much as we can. (Akki, Sekito, Shige and Hiroaki Inoue)
A ginkgo group is also researching silently.
Creating preparations of pollen
 
Have they completed a fish robot?
13:34
2018/11/19

Prefectural meeting of National Culture Festival for Upper Secondary Schools

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On November 17th our four science teams gave presentations in the prefectural meeting of National Culture Festival for Upper Secondary Schools.  Science course students (second graders) also joined the meeting as an audience.  Three teams reached the final. The physics (study of water drops) and chemistry (study of glaze made with ginkgo nuts) teams got award of excellence in each division.  These two teams are going to the national meeting.  The geology team (studying fossil) also reached the final but are only few points behind the winning team.  They got the encouragement prize.  Another Physics team (studying thermoacoustic device) also responded fairly to questions.  Everyone has done well.
In addition, general participating students positively asked questions during presentations.  Our performance livened up the event.  So one of the judges gave us a compliment:  "Your attitude of asking questions overwhelmed others."
Our researches are nearing the end.  We will finish them with good results.  Today’s experiences will help us greatly.  (T.Y.)

            
08:02
2018/11/16

Ash of Nanaore Ume and analysis of elements

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Today’s Ume-chan's activity:  Higashi Youji, the representative director of Nanaore Ume Plum Cooperative Associationthe, helped us the other day and gave us ash of Nanaore Ume(plum) branches. They say that they burn useless branches In November for a good harvest of plums in the following year.  This year they gave us the ash of branches to cooperate with us.  From now on we levigate it and change into glaze. I am looking forward to seeing the color.  Thank you, Mr. Higashi.
  After that, we analyze elements of plum ash at Ehime Prefectural Ceramic Technology Center.  (Pictures of test pieces were placed on a home page the other day.) We found the ash includes many coloring components, such as over 10% iron oxide (Ⅲ)  and over 1% copper oxide (Ⅱ). I can’t wait the future research. Although the trees have only a few plums now and cannot have more plums next spring, we will continue our research harder.  (O.H.)
  


18:04
2018/11/12

Cooperation between High Schools and Universities project

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Cooperation between High Schools andUniversities project electromagnetic induction andsuperconduction. On Thursday, November 8, Science coursestudents (first graders) had a class with a professor of Ehime University in thephysics second laboratory. We invited Mr. Kamimori Tatsuo, a professorof Ehime University graduate school of science and engineering.  Students had a lecture and did an experiment. The professor explained phenomenon causedby electromagnetic induction and eddy current.  He also explained principles of electromagneticinduction by Faraday.  After thatstudents examined the condition of the turn of an aluminum board by eddycurrent and falls of magnets. Next, the professor explained a superconductingphenomenon and cooled a superconducting substance with liquid nitrogen.  When students confirmed a superconductingcondition, shouts of surprise broke out everywhere. After the lecture they asked Prof. Kamimorimany questions.  It seemed that they feltgreat interest in his lecture. Thank you for Prof. Kamimori.  (O.H.)

 


21:48
2018/11/09

Collect leaves of NanaoreUme ( a plum )

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Tobeyaki-umechans, who study NanaoreUme ( aplum ), went to Tobe town to collect leaves for material of their study.

They cooperated with Youji Higashi, therepresentative director of Nanaore Ume Plum Cooperative Association, and MasaruTakeuchi, the processing and selling manager. They gathered the green leavesremaining in the trees.

It cannot be said that leaves aresufficient amount.  We dry them and burnthem to cinders.

I’m looking forward to seeing what kind ofglaze it will be!  (Inoue Hiroaki)
   


12:48
2018/11/07

Tobe-yaki Umechans finish making the ash of plums

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Tobe-yakiUmechans finish making the ash of plums. Theyworked very hard. They completed test pieces with the cooperation of Karasudani-sensei,a teacher of Tobe branch school. Interestingly, themixture of Fukushima feldspar (20%) and the ash (80%) developed the strongestcolor and there was no effective color development with only the ash. Inaddition, when they covered a test piece with transparent glaze, the colordisappeared after it was baked. They try to analyze ingredients and make a mechanismof plum’s coloring clear, comparing with coloring of ginkgo leaves.  (T.Y)

 


19:42
2018/11/02

November 1 (Thu) SS (Super Science) No. 14

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Today we had the 14th SS.  Second graders’ challenge researches are makingprogress very well.  They got advice fromgraduate students of Ehime University and many other people.  They search for better research contents.  We are looking forward to seeing how far theirresearches will develop in the remaining period. (Y.T)


 
Graduate students of Ehime University helpthem.
 

  
She’s used to separating substancesby a centrifuge. 

 


They can also measure oxygen concentrationvery well.


 

Mathematic team is reviewing theirdata.


16:39
2018/10/26

Exploratory experiment in English together with Taipei Municipal Jianguo Senior High School students

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Today fifteen students and teachers of oursister school, Taipei Municipal Jianguo Senior High School visited us.  We were together throughout the day.  We visited their high school six times for sixstraight years.  We gave presentations onour studies there.  This is their firstvisit to our school.  We did anexperiment to extract our DNA during the biology class, communicating with eachother in English.  Matsuyama Minami HighSchool continues to focus on international exchanges in the future. (O.M.)

  
 


16:48
2018/10/26

Ehime University Laboratory Experience

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  On October 24 (Wednesday) and 25th (Thursday), a second grade mathematical science student visited the laboratory of Ehime University. Visiting places are Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, School of Medicine, Proteoscience Center, Coastal Environmental Science Research Center, Deep Earth Dynamics Research Center.I will introduce a part of that situation. Every laboratory has prepared highly sophisticated and specialized lectures, practical training, and experiments that can not be experienced in high school life, and gave me a very valuable experience. Thank you very much for each of our laboratories. Thank you very much!
Faculty of Agriculture
 
School of Medicine
 
Faculty of Education

Coastal Environmental Science Research Center

15:17
2018/10/04

October 4 (Thu) SS (Super Science) No. 13

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Today 's SS was the 13 th this year.
 Since second graders were a high school collaborative project, there were an activity of only the first graders. Issues There are explanations of the research schedule, how to plan and efficiently conduct experiments and observations with little activity time and scientifically summarize it? The ability of each team is questioned.

Experiment preparation of osmotic pressure of glucose
They carefully plan the experimental plan

17:33
2018/10/01

September 27 (Thu) SS (Super Science) No. 12

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Today 's SS was 12th this year.
  Second graders were a group who is experimenting for the intermediate presentation. Can you summarize the data well before the presentation?
  First graders are in various states in task research. The first course may be changed in the middle, but the beginning is still important.
  And Mentor came coming today, and we got a consultation!
Traces of work of the fossil team
It is colorful.
With the mentor
Mentor who cooperated today
07:16
2018/09/20

September 20 (Thu) SS (Super Science) No. 11

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  Today 's SS was the eleventh this year.
  Second graders were mostly a group that summarizes posters for Kobunsai Festival and research summaries. I would like you to understand the contents of it well and repeatedly practice the presentation so that anyone can announce it.
  First graders are a team whose task research began to take on track, a team that is about to begin right now. Either way, I do not want to forget the attitude of having a purpose conscious and actively researching.
  And Mentor came coming today, and I got a consultation! Hiroyuki Miyauchi of mathematics department of Ehime University Faculty of Science.
Observation of plants in the rain
Strategy Conference centered on teachers
Mathematics team together with Mentor
Physical team also consulted with Mentor
16:29
2018/09/13

September 13 (Thu) SS (Super Science) No. 10

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 Today 's SS was the tenth this year.
 Second graders summarized the posters and research abstracts used for presentation at the Kobunsai Festival, and further accumulated research data. The result is also necessary soon. We will work ambitiously to enrich the research contents.
 First graders decided the theme of task research and planning research plans. There are also teams that are already conducting research here, and there are teams who are still planning to formulate research plan. I think that I want you to steadily advance forward without stepping out here.
Planning sampling
Diorama of Takahpara Peninsula was created with the cooperation of Tobe branchWe measure the oxygen concentration in the tank
Making glaze also started
16:17
2018/08/31

August 30 (Thu) SS (Super Science) No. 9

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Today 's SS was the first semester and the ninth this year.
Second graders continues to work on problem research. In the second semester, there are also intermediate presentations and presentations at Kobunsai Festival, and it is around time that the pace is rising. Based on the results of the experiment, let's set the direction for further research progress.
First graders decided the theme of task research and planning research plans. Although it is the start of research, planning the first plan is important. Please consult with your teacher well and let's move forward after making a prospect.



        What to do with tomatoes ...

 

        Preparing for electrolysis

   They also cooperate to measure the frictional force


 
   They received a research lecture from their senior


18:19
2018/08/23

July 19 (Thu) SS (Super Science) No. 8

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Today's SS was the eighth this year.

  Second graders continues to work onresearch. Based on opinions and advice from the administration guidancecommittee, the experiment seems to be progressing more and more. I hope thatresearch will continue even during the summer holidays, and that a lot of teamsfollowing the seniors will come out.
  First graders conducted brainstorming forthe team of task research and the theme decision. The time to start taskresearch is nearing. It is not an exaggeration to say that setting a group orsetting a theme is the most important point for that. I would like to havethoughtful consideration and decide.

  Analyzing clouds from fixed pointobservation images.

  Analyzing fruit juice by centrifugalseparator.

  Various ingenuity has been done on waterdroplet experiments.

  It is examination of the research theme in brainstorming.

 



13:58
2018/06/14

June 14 (Thu) SS (Super Science) No. 7

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 Today 's SS was the seventh this year.
 Second graders were working on task research. Based on opinions and advice at the research plan recital at last week, there was a team who reexamined the experimental method and a team that advanced the experiment. Inside there was also a team to change the theme itself. I hope that research will go forward in the summer and autumn.
 First graders were practicing in mathematics field. They learned the method of data processing using a computer and examined the correlation coefficients of both using a variety of data, such as the correlation between the height and weight of the dinosaur, and searched for what tendency is. It could also be used in future mathematics and science subject research.

 Checking device identifying bat type

 You can use a stirrer like this

 He is talking about the results of his own analysis

 Analyzing by making full use of computer functions
17:48
2018/06/07

June 7 (Thu) SS (Super Science) Sixth (First grader)

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  Today 's SS was the sixth this year.
  For the first grader, as experiments in the physical field, we conducted experiments on constant linear motion. We properly used the recording timer, found the speed and acceleration, and analyzed the movement. Also, we graphed the relationship between mass and acceleration from the data of each group and discussed the relationship between them. Representatives of each team announced the results and shared it with everyone.

  Analyzing recording tape

  Work precisely so that you can discuss!
21:07
2018/06/07

June 7 (Thu) SS (second grader)

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 Today's SS was an assignment research plan recital.
 Based on the materials we created, every group presented the motivation and purpose of the research and the experiment method.
 In the question and answer session, the more aggressive the question was, the more time I got, which made it a meaningful time.
 We will revise the plan with reference to the advice received after the announcement and will continue our research from now.

  I was able to announce it without looking diligently the manuscript.

 Q & A time

 Assistant principal teacher advised me that “do your own research”.
18:28
2018/05/31

May 31 (Fri) SS (Super Science) No. 5

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  Today's SS was the 5th time this fiscal year.
  Second graders summarized the results so far and created materials for the research plan presentation. Discovery and experience gained by announcing is also important. Let's prepare carefully so that you can get advice.

Working on experimental pipe
It is sifting through the ashes of ginkgo leaves
  First graders measured gravitational acceleration as an experiment in geoscience field. First, they learned the basic knowledge of the structure of the earth and gravity. Then they measured the period of the pendulum and calcurated the gravitational acceleration. They were able to learn how to precisely measure by using stopwatch, how to process data, and realize the wonder of the natural law.
Preparation for measuring the period of the pendulum
We can not do without cooperation of members
16:27
2018/05/24

Friday, May 24 SS (Super Science) No. 4

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Today was the 4th SS this year.
Second graders conducted experiments and made summaries of the results and prepared presentation materials for the research plan presentation for the next week. There are teams that research is progressing smoothly, and there are also teams that review and drastically change. In any case, I would like you to consider the incentives for motivation and future plans closely and make them consistent.
First graders studied the enzymes of the biological field. First they learned basic knowledge about enzymes and then experimented with enzymes using liver. They have become accustomed to the handling of aqueous solutions and they have been able to work efficiently considering procedures. Of course they did not forget to take the record securely and make it available to the consideration.
They are summarizing the research contents
Use an analytical balance to measure precisely
Observing enzyme reactivity
What will happen to the incense fire?
19:41
2018/05/11

May 11 (Fri) SS (Super Science) 3rd

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  Students had the third SS. Second graders didn't have SS because they had mid-term examination.
  First graders had experiment in chemistry. They observed reactivity of the cation, and they tried to to identify the unknown cations,paying attention to the safety. They were surprised at the difference in color and reactivity of the aqueous solution. They also tried identify what kind of ion they had by learning the differences of the reactivities of the aqueous solution. By doing these work precisely, they learned that objective experimental data can be obtained.


Students separated each aqueous solution
They got used to handling pipettes
They had colorful aqueous solutions
Identification of metal ionsing
17:03
2018/04/26

April 26 th (Thu) SS (super science) Part 2

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    Today we had the 2nd SS this year. The second year students prepared for presentation at Taiwan school trip and prepared for the presentation of our research plan in June. All the students were trying their best. From looking seriously, so we are looking forward to the contents of future activities.
    The first year student learned basic experimental techniques in the biological field. We reviewed how to operate the microscopes again, and calculated the range of the sight and observed the samples. The first year student has started studying the fundamentals of research activities. I am expecting that they will have basic knowledge of the research firmly  and the research will proceed smoothly.

Second graders are investigating precedent studies in detail

Preparation for second graders' school trip has got into full swing

Experimental work on the research of the second grader has started

First graders are trying to be familiar with handling of microscopes

17:04
2018/04/19

April 19 th (Thu) SS (super science) start

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    From this day SS of this school year started. The second grade gathered in each group and examined how to proceed this year's research. We exchanged opinions with enthusiasm with a teacher in charge.
    The first year student had the first SS since admission. First of all, they had explanation from their teacher about SSH of our school. After that, they practiced the basic operation of chemical laboratory instruments.

Meeting of the biological group of the second grade

The second grade chemistry group learns about light

First grade learned about the outline of SSH

Students practicing how to handle experimental instruments
15:01
2018/02/02

Presentation in English

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 On Thursday, February first, the wonderful students of homeroom 109 had a unique and exciting experience at Ehime University.
 During yesterdays conference the students had the opportunity to listen to the second installment of the lectures presented by two fabulous Ehime University researchers. The students were very excited to be in a University lecture hall, getting a small glimpse of what their university lives will be like.

 In the latter half of the conference, three groups of motivated science course students presented their own research projects. They all did wonderfully and at the end of the conference, they were given helpful and constructive comments from our guest lecturers.

 We can not thank the faculty at Ehime University and fantastic lecturers enough for this great experience. In addition we would like to extend our thanks to the Mathematics, Science, and English teachers of South High school for their diligent work helping the 109 students achieve academic success.

 We look forward to our next academic endeavor! 

Tehya Waters (テーヤ先生)
Matsuyama Prefectural ALT


“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” ― Seth Godin

Guest lecturers evaluating students presentation


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