Roy Tomlinson (high school mathematics teacher) writes on his recent collaboration with the Japan Center to take AP Statistics students to a GE manufacturing facility. Continue reading
On May 11, Susan Huber and Heidi L’Heureux’s kindergarten students took a trip off-campus to the Jindaiji Botanical Gardens. Continue reading
Early Learning Center teachers share details on four class field trips. In March, various nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes ventured away from school for trips to see art, miniature cityscapes, kabuki and learn about recycling. Continue reading
Middle school students recently wrapped up another year of Intermission, during which sixth grade students spent the first three days of February exploring Japanese culture through activities both on campus and out in Tokyo. Continue reading
On Friday, November 13, the 6th graders had an opportunity to take a trip to Yomiuri Land, an amusement park in Fuchu, as part of their study of roller coasters in Science 6.
Students spent the day gathering different types of data, which they later used to calculate the coaster’s velocity, potential energy and kinetic energy as it moves throughout its course. Relating these mathematical concepts to real-world, practical experiences is an excellent way to demonstrate the value of what the students have been learning. Our 6th graders were also able to gather some more qualitative data by actually experiencing the rides themselves.
It was a great day of “science in action” and hands-on experience, where students were able to see and feel the concepts we are discussing in class. And…it was also lots of fun! (Jessica Gould, MS Teacher)