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Seiko Exciting Environment School

for elementary school students Extracurricular lessons

Thinking about the diverse
world of living things

Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc., located in Shizukuishi Town in Iwate Prefecture, is one of Seiko’s manufacturing bases. The workshop there has been trying to preserve biodiversity and better coexist with nature.
The students will consider how to create a richer and more sustainable forest during a workshop on creating an insect hotel.

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Aims of the lesson

  • Living things icon Learn about biodiversity
  • Nature icon Think about the coexistence of humans and Nature and the importance of protecting the natural environment
  • Nature icon Deepen understanding of insects and Nature by making insect hotels

Living things icon STUDY Class flow

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Environment lecture

SDGs and biodiversity

What is biodiversity? Why is it important? First, we will learn through lectures. People often say that insects are “disgusting” or “scary,” but they are important for the environment and for human life.

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Biodiversity activities

Field bingo

Students will play a game in which they use their eyes, ears, and other senses to search for items written on a bingo card. They will go into the forest near the workshop and search for items such as nuts, mushrooms, and bird sounds to complete the card.

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Workshop

Insect hotel (1)

In groups, we will use materials such as scrap wood, dead branches, bamboo, pine cones, etc. that we have prepared in advance to build rooms for insects who will stay in the hotel. “I hope a lot of insects will stay,” says one child, voicing what others are no doubt thinking. The students enjoy designing their own rooms while they imaginine how the insects will live in the hotel,.

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Workshop

Insect hotel (2)

The finished insect rooms are put into the framework of the hotel, which is made of wood and iron. We prepared rooms of various shapes so that different kinds of insects could live in them.

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Workshop

Insect hotel (3)

The finished hotel, which everyone worked together to build. After this, we gathered in the gym and reflected on what we felt and noticed in creating the hotel.

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Student’s voice

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“The forest is full of mushrooms, pine cones, acorns, and so on. I felt that we must do whatever we can to preserve this forest.”

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