Origami Science

Origami Science

Combine the hands-on fun of origami with the wonder of learning about science in these unique four-part group courses. From exploring the anatomy and physiology of a frog and learning about the vital role honey bees play in our survival to identifying how volcanoes have shaped the world we live in and seeing how our world was different millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed it, students will have endless opportunities to expand their knowledge in both the life and earth sciences.

Week 1: Dinosaurs
Period: July 19th~July 22nd
Locations: Moto-Azabu, Tachikawa

In this exciting course, travel back in time some 230 million years ago to meet the first dinosaurs that walked the Earth. Maybe meet an asylosaurus? Or a plateosaurus? Or maybe even a camposaurus? So many dinosaurs to see! While modeling the Triassic Period, students will learn about a variety of topics, including:
・Timeline of the Mesozoic Era
・Prehistoric Geology
・Dinosaur Types
・Plant Life
・Extinction Events

Week 2: Volcanoes
July 25th~July 29th

Locations: Moto-Azabu, Tachikawa, Komazaw, Makuhari

With over 1500 active volcanoes on our planet, and with 10-20 volcanic eruptions happening every day, volcanoes are a major geological force in our world. In this course, students will make several origami models to learn about volcanoes. Students will cover areas such as:
・External and Internal Structure
・Geographic Locations
・Plate Tectonics and Formation
・Environmental Impact

Week 3: Honey Bees
Period: August 1st~August 5th
Locations: Moto-Azabu, Tachikawa, Komazawa, Makuhari

Did you know bees flap their wings 200 times a second? Or that bees are responsible for a third of the world’s food supply? Wow! Students will learn all about bees while making their own model honey bee. Topics covered will include:
・External Anatomy
・Function of Anatomical Structures
・Life Cycle
・Ecological Significance

Week 4: Frog Dissection
Period: August 15th~19th
Location: Tachikawa, Komazawa

Frogs are an amazing biological model. Students will model and dissect their own paper frog in this fun and informative class. While doing so, students will learn all about frogs, including topics like:
・Habitat and Diet
・External and Internal Anatomy
・Physiology of Organ Systems
・Life Cycle
・Ecological Significance

English Skills

The Origami Science workbook series is targeted at intermediate to advanced level English speakers. The classroom assistant will support beginner-level students and provide supplementary assignments when needed.
・Listening: students should be able to follow intermediate level instructions with some assistance such as: “Cut the frog legs out and put the extra paper in the trash.”
・Speaking: students should be able to respond in basic to intermediate level terms with some assistance such as: “Yes, the frog has legs.”
・Writing: students should be able to write basic words with some assistance such as: “The frogs are green.”
・Reading: students should be able to read basic words with some assistance such as: “Step 2: Tape the frog legs to the body.”


  • Term: July 19th ~ August 5th
  • Age: Grade 1 – Grade 6
  • Lesson Time: 9:00~15:30
  • Location: Nishimachi International School


  • Term: July 19th ~ August 19th
  • Age: Grade 1 – Grade 6
  • Lesson Time: 9:00~15:30, 9:00~18:30
  • Location: Global Step Academy International School


  • Term: July 25th ~ August 19th
  • Age: Grade 1 – Grade 6
  • Lesson Time: 9:00~15:30
  • Location: SUPER GLOBAL PRESCHOOL Komazawa Sakura Shimmachi