Eighth grade students in the city of Sendai have been learning experiments in Sendai Science Museum. Students can choose from four courses, the physical and chemical, biological, earth science learning course. They can freely choose the course because there is no learning capacity. When seven months have passed since the earthquake East, earth science course has launched a new program to learn the earthquake. We made questionnaire to students who have learning earth science new program. Analysis of the questionnaire, it became clear the following. (1)Student to select a new earth science courses has increased. (2)Students who experience a strong earthquake has learned enthusiastically. (3)Impact of the earthquake was smaller over time for the students.
The authors have created a worksheet called “Worksheet for geological field trip”. It is used for geological
field observations, with an emphasis on the observation of outcrop. It aims to introduce to students the joy of
discovery in their field observation. It is important when learning about rock stratums to observe out crops in the field. In Sendai, there are many outcrops that are suitable for field observation in geology class. However, in elementary school, these are used only in a few schools when learning geology. In most schools, in place of the field observations, photographs and computer graphics and the internet are used. There are two reasons why teachers do not try to plan field observations. ①It is necessary to use more than half a day for field studies. Implementing field observations will difficult for schools that have a tight schedule with their curriculum.②For teachers who have little experience in the field observation, it will be difficult for them to make outcrops into teaching materials for their students to study geology. Our work sheet hopes to solve the latter problem for teachers.
17 species of dragonflies found in the Dainohara forest park from 2011 to 2012 are listed with collection data. They are 1 species of Lestidae, 1 species of Coenagrionidae, 1 species of Calopterygidae, 1 species of Platycnemididae, 1 species of Cordulegastridae, 1 species of Corduliidae, 1 species of Gomphidae 10 species of
Libellulidae and their seasonal and annual occurrence in the area are recorded.