Guest lessons

Chemistry

Today the Norwegian students had an experiment called: what is the PH-grade of a sollution.

First they got explanation about the experiment they were going to do. They learned what an acid and what a base is. They started the experiment with several substances from which they had to determine the PH-grade. There were substances like citric acid, which is obviously an acid, soda solution which is a base and alcohol, which is an neutral solution. When they had done this for all kinds of substances, they had to add red cabbage acid. This substance gave the other substances a beautiful colour.

 

Dave Rijnders and Amber van Erven


DNA

The Biology lesson today was about DNA. First there was an introduction from the three teachers. Mvr. Engels told what the students had to do, miss Van der Werff was helping with the experiment and Mr. Janssen was observing and checking if everything went correctly.

 

The goal of the experiment was to extract DNA from a kiwifruit. This was accomplished by following these steps.

At the end we asked Lieven Scheepers some questions about the lesson.

What are your thoughts on the lesson?

- I liked it, the experiment was fun to do.

Was it an easy lesson for someone that has no biology?

- Yes, it wasn't hard to understand and the handout explained exactly what you needed to do.

What did you think about the teachers?

- They were fun teachers and where very helpful.

Do you have the feeling that your exchange student was involved in the lesson?

- Yes I think so, because we were doing an experiment in which we had to do everything ourselves.

 

Ties de Haan and Luuk Brekelmans 

Waves

Today the other group had the guest lesson about waves. It was the same lesson as tuesday from Mr. Messelaar.

At the end we asked Lieven Scheepers some questions about the lesson:

 

What are your thoughts on the lesson?

- I liked it but not as much as the biology lesson. This was because we only had to listen.

Was it an easy lesson for someone that has no biology?

- Yes, it wasn't hard to understand.

What did you think about the teachers?

- He was a kind and fun teacher but he talked the whole lesson.

Do you have the feeling that your exchange student was involved in the lesson?

- Only a little bit, because he was talking the whole lesson. But on the other hand, he did translate certain terms into Norwegian.

 

Ties de Haan and Luuk Brekelmans 

Language Course

A part of the Norwegian exchange students had a guest lesson given by Miss Van Duivebode today, the same language course as other Norwegian students got on Monday. 


After the class was finished, we asked Frida a couple questions about this class. Frida is staying with Maayke.


She finds Dutch a pretty hard language, mainly because it’s so different from Norwegian. The pronunciation is very hard. When she saw the Dutch words she had to say, she really didn’t know how to pronounce them, so she had to take a look at the blackboard first. On this blackboard was written how to pronounce different parts of words. It did help. Frida finds Dutch words harder to pronounce than English words, because some of the sounds we use are really weird and hard to say for them. She really liked the way this class was given, because it was funny to see and hear the Dutch students trying their best to say the Norwegian words and sentences in the right way, and vice versa. She also was surprised of how well the teacher could speak Norwegian. Overall, it was a pretty good language course!




Djieuwke van der Horst en Amy van Stiphout