*Miwa Kuri1 (1.International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)
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[O-07] Kitchen Earth Science: Let's stimulate your brain by hands-on experiments!
Sun. May 26, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)
convener:Ichiro Kumagai(School of Science and Engineering, Meisei University), Miwa Kuri(International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University), Kei Kurita, Mie Ichihara(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo)
"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 this session, we 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.