JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[G-01] Amazing technologies and capabilities that contribute to STEAM

convener:Day Brian Hamilton(NASA Ames Research Center), Emily Law(Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Go Murakami(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Kristen J Erickson(NASA Headquarters)

[G01-P01] Dagik Earth: 3-D digital globe for STEAM education in schools and museums

*Akinori Saito1, Takuya Tsugawa2, Takahito Kazama1, Noriyuki Nishi3, Yoshisuke Kumano4 (1.Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, 2.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, 3.Faculty of Science, Fukuoka Universtiy, 4.Graduate School of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Education, Shizuoka University)

Keywords:digital globe, 3-D presentation, STEAM, science education, science and music, public outreach

Dagik Earth is a project to utilize a portable 3-D digital globe for STEAM education in schools and museums. 3-D digital globe is an attractive device to present scientific data of the Earth and planets, and now widely used in science museums. Geo-cosmos is a large one with 6-m diameter in Mirai-kan, Japan. Science On a Sphere (SOS) is developed by NOAA, and installed in more than 150 science museums all over the world. Dagik Earth is much simpler than these systems with much lower cost. It consists of a spherical screen, a PC projector and a PC or tablet. No special equipment is required. The software is freely available for education and science. It is used in classroom from elementary schools to universities, science museums, and science events. The flexibility of the system enables to use the 3-D digital globe in various occasions even outdoors. A join event with music concert was held in Kyoto national museum in August, 2019. The outline of the system, its usage examples and the future plan of the development will be introduced in the presentation.