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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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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)

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)


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


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)

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)


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)


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)


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)


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!


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 )

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)


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.


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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.


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?

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)


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?

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)


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 )


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)

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)


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)


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)


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)

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)


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)


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.)


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)


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)


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.

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)


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.

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
Giving the presentation


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)


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)

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.

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)

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.

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)

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)

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. 

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)

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)

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)

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)


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

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

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)

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)

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)

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.

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)

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?

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.)


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.)


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.)



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)


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)



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.


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.)



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


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


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

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

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

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


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.



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

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!

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”.

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

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?

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

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


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

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


Preview of English Presentation Performance

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 Yesterday, the brilliant students of homeroom 109 engaged in a scientific exchange with researchers from Ehime University. They experienced real-world scientific research and gained practical presentation experience. They understood both the importance of thorough research as well as English speaking skills. Our students are well on their way to becoming world-class scientists and mathematicians in their own right.

 Thank you to both of the presenters for their invaluable presentation advice as well as their fascinating research.  We look forward to furthering interaction with Ehime University.

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

Tehya Waters (テーヤ先生)
Matsuyama Prefectural ALT

Lecture on Geodynamics
Lecture on Malaria


SSH Science Trip to Taiwan

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 21 students (15 from science and mathematics course, and 6 from general course) visited Taiwan, aiming to broaden their international views and strengthen their communicative competence in English through the scientific exchanges with Taiwanese students.
 12/19  Mr. Hsu, Chien-Kuo, Principal at Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School and our Principal Satoshi Hatano signed an agreement to establish a sister school relationship. They promise everlasting friendly exchanges between the two schools. The students had a great time showing the presentations of their research, talking with each other, attending an English class.

 12/20  At Lioho High School, the students enjoyed taking a math class and looking around the school. They wish they had spent more time there. At National Wu-Ling Senior High School, each school made three presentations of their research. After that, the students joined a class in physics and had a great time working together.


The awarding ceremony

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 The awarding ceremony of prefectural convention for 61th Japan Student Science Award (JSSA) was held at Ehime-Bunkyo Hall on Nov. 22. Two teams of our science course students were awarded. One of them is Jelly Fish Team, and the other Slime Mold Team. Jelly Fish Team was given the best award and will go to the national convention.



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 Sept. 14th. We burnt the green leaves of maidenhair trees to make ash for glaze.

 Nov. 2nd. We burnt the twigs we dried last time to make ash for glaze.

 We had to gather much more leaves. In spite of the rain, hockey team students helped us.

 We will dry the leaves and burn them again to make ash for glaze. 


Sill-up Program

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 Three teams of science course students (11th grade) took part in “Ehime Science Leaders Sill-up Program” on Nov. 11th. Gauss Accelerator Team, Electric Fan team and Pill Bug Team had poster presentation.
 At first, we felt a little nervous but we had good presentation. Also, we communicated with students from other schools through question-answering.


exchange meeting about natural science

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  We had the “exchange meeting about natural science” at Matsuyama Central High School on Oct. 8th and 9th. In the morning of 8th, we tried to make “high-power batteries”, and in the afternoon, we had research activities in the same subject. On 9th, we had presentations about our research activities.
make a voltmeter where a higher voltage can be measured
 make an ultimate string telephone
a group photo

The special speech by the graduate

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  On August 21st, we had a special speech. The speaker was Mr. Tomoyasu Mani, who was one of the students of the first SSH graduates, and is now the assistant professor at Connecticut University. The title of his speech was “Keep on trying.” In his speech, he told us about the differences of education systems between Japan and U.S.A Also he emphasized the importance of having the enthusiasm to “keep on trying.”
  Mr. Mani, the assistant professor at University of Connecticut, Department of Chemistry
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  Mr. Mani, talking about the differences of education systems


Welcoming students from Hawaii

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  We welcomed three students and a teacher from Hawaii on Wednesday afternoon. After short greetings and self-introductions, we exchanged some presents.

  The students from Hawaii joined an English lesson with HR 209 students. They gave English presentations about Matsuyama, Japanese culture, and animation.

  After that, we made Origami cranes.

  In the sixth period, the students from Hawaii attended a calligraphy lesson with HR 202 and HR 207 students. They seemed so excited and they tried very hard.

  Here are their wonderful works!!

  Even though it was a short stay, we had a very good time.


research outcome report meeting

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Ehime Prefecture Matsuyama Minami High School in Heisei 28
Super science high school research outcome report meeting

Our school received research designation for the 4th term of Heisei 27(SY), and has been working on research and development of "SESD to promote Science Education for Sustainable Development" during a period of 5 years. We will report on this year's SSH project in science and mathematics conducted by 2nd grade students, problem studies by first grade students, problem studies by first and second grade students. Finally overseas training will follow. Please feel free to participate.

Date and time: March 15, 2017, 12: 20 ~ 15: 45
Location: Matsuyama City Ehime Prefecture Integrated Community Center (Camellia Hall)
Ehime Prefecture Matsuyama City Minatomachi 7 - chome 5  TEL 089 - 921 - 8222


English Presentation

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