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Re: [xmca] an off-topic question

Thanks Naomi sensei!

On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 7:21 PM, Naomi Miyake <naomiyake@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Mike, hi Tony,
>  This is Naomi, let me give you a not so interesting answer.  "Kagaku"
> means science in general, while "Rika" is a school subject name to teach
> science from elementary to high school.  For the first and second year
> elementary school kids, the subject name of rika is "Seikatsu-ka" (Everyday
> life studies), from elementary 3rd graders to middle school 3rd year
> students (your 9th), science classes are called "Rika."  At high school,
> rika is divided into several sub-rika areas like physics, biology,
> chemistry, earth science and astronomy, etc.
>  What students and parents regard rika, or kagaku is a different, and very
> interesting question.  I will ask around, some of the graduate students
> around me at my new work place might have some answer.
> with best wishes,
> Naomi
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