Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Session information

[JJ] Oral

O (Public) » Public

[O-05] Kitchen Earth Science: brain stimulation by hands-on experiments

Sun. May 20, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Convention Hall A (CH-A) (2F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Ichiro Kumagai(School of Science and Engineering, Meisei University), Miwa Kuri(International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University), Kei Kurita, Chairperson:Kumagai Ichiro(Meisei University), Kuri Miwa(東北大学災害科学国際研究所)

Kitchen Earth Science aims at understanding a natural phenomenon in Earth and planetary sciences by analogue experiments using goods and tools in our daily life. Analogue experiments have a function to unveil the fundamental physics governing the phenomenon. At the same time, they essentially include uncertainties so that unexpected results are frequently obtained, which have a potential for surprising discoveries. These findings also provide a good opportunity for deeply thinking, and raise new questions to explore. Such experience is precious not only for young researchers in Earth and planetary sciences, but also non-expert people who need a scientific thinking to live wisely. In the session of this year, we again focus on "advantages of doing hands-on science experiments" and discuss the significance of analogue experiments with uncertainties, which cause unpredictable results: even if the experiment fails, we learn a lot of things from the failure which may lead to a great success. We are accepting a variety of experimental researches and case studies on scientific education such as introductory educational experiments for Earth and planetary sciences in elementally and junior/high schools, general science education and interdisciplinary researches in post-high schools, and new approaches to citizen science and outreach. We welcome all the participants who are interested in Kitchen Earth Science to stimulate your brain by hands-on science experiments.

Introduction (9:00 AM - 9:05 AM)

9:05 AM - 9:20 AM

*Hiroshi Tetsuka1, Yuta Kumagai2, Naoki Araya1, Tsugumi Seki 3, Salman Al Farisi Muhammad2, Keisuke Miyanabe4, Miwa Kuri5 (1.Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, 2.Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 3.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, 4.Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, 5.International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)

Discussion (10:25 AM - 10:30 AM)




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