Today, we went to the DVC. There are some Japanese people who had been studying there or went to DVC and they talked to about us their stories. I was surprised with their reasons for coming to America because some students’ reasons were just that they wanted to come. I thought that people who leave Japan to study must have some reason like; “I want to research about something, but I can’t do that in Japan, so I’m going to go overseas.” Today, we also went to UC Berkley. My teachers said that the area was a bit dangerous so I was a little careful. But the cityscape was really good. This school trip is going to finish soon, so I want to enjoy it until the end. (August 7 T.T)
Today, I played with the spaghetti and marshmallow tower, Lego prototyping, and water bottles. It was difficult, but really fun!! We had to create them as fast and as well as possible. First, I learned what it means to get the correct answer from repeated failure from spaghetti and marshmallow tower. Second, I discovered how difficult it is to express what you want to tell someone using pictures that I learnt from when we used the Lego prototyping.
Third, these activities required us to use creative thinking to try and include some of the best ways to achieve our goal and we were able to also use ideas from our experience. From these points, I thought that prototyping was important. (August 3 H.M)