Session Sub CategoryPublic
Session IDO-04
TitleKitchen Earth Science -advantages of using thoughtful hands in experiments -
Short titleKitchen Earth Science
Main ConvenerNameMiwa Kuri
AffiliationInternational Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Co-Convener 1NameKei Kurita
AffiliationEarthquake Research Institute,University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 2NameIchiro Kumagai
AffiliationSchool of Science and Engineering, Meisei University
Scope"Kitchen Earth Science" had started from two concepts. One is a need for intuitive materials to present/display research products to public. In the recent culminating outreach activities and collaborations between universities and high/junior high schools this session has played a role. The second is the role of simple experiments as a tool of brain-activation in the university education such as the freshmen class and graduate class. The experiments essentially include the uncertainty and they contain unsolved problems. During experiments results are frequently going into unexpected regions and we have to cope with this flexibly. The experience of these kinds is precious particularly for those working on computer simulations and graduate students. To provide these occasions kitchen subjects are one solution. Recently we can provide DIY instruments at low costs but with sufficient resolutions/precisions. By using these we can design effective experimental plans in university class rooms as well as outreach activities. In the proposed session we focus on the advantages of using thoughtful hands in experiments under various situations.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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