JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Session information

[J] Oral

O (Public ) » Public

[O-06] Kitchen Earth Science: Let's stimulate your brain by hands-on experiments!

convener:Ichiro Kumagai(School of Science and Engineering, Meisei University), Miwa Kuri(Japan Meteorological Agency), Mie Ichihara(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Kei Kurita, Chairperson:Ichiro Kumagai(School of Science and Engineering, Meisei University)

"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. We also welcome speakers who report the hands-on experiments for scientific research and education from overseas.