Nurturing students' scientific inquiry by bringing data from Mt. Fuji's summit into the classroom

Yutaka Furuta/ Rikkyo Niiza Junior & Senior High School

 

Nature is an invaluable educational resource. For example, we can find many wonders at the summit o Mt. Fuji, the highest point in Japan. By utilizing this outdoor envionment and data from summit, students' inquisitive mind and scientific curiosity can be stimulted.

     Promoting contemplation of science will enhance students' knowledge and sense of wonder. We suggest here some experiments to be performed in collaboration between students and teachers.