Sunday, April 15, 2012

Where do people from an island get their tap water from?


Where do people from an island get their tap water from?

This was a question my 7th graders had to answer in their chemistry lesson in March and April 2012. Having had the opportunity to use Skype in the classroom the students got the opportunity to ask this and fúrther questions to an "islander", Mr. Huy Tran, teacher from Yamaga Middle School, from Japan. He offered a variety of information concerning how the Japanese people get their water from, where they get their water from and how they try to save it.  ...

 Mr Tran introduces himself to the German audience.

 His drinking water presentation contains some graphics about rainfalls in Japan.

and answered a lot of questions by the students about Japan, how people live in Japan, what they like and dislike, what they eat for lunch, what kind of meat they usually prefer or avoid, about the Cherry blossoms in Japan and the Hanami feast, about the impact of Fukushima on the island of Kyushu ...

... and finally about a "normal" day in the life of a Japanese middle school student.

I did it with 4 classes grade 7. It was really amazing and we learned a lot.

Mr Tran is introducing Japanese school clothing, which is very traditional at Yamaga Middle School

Thank you, Huy Tran!!!


  1. Best wishes from Lithuania. It's a great start.Good luck!

  2. Way to go.
    I hope to help my friends use Skype showing your example.congratulations. Keep it up.