Session Sub-categoryPublic
Session IDO-05
Related FieldsS, P, A
TitleKitchen Earth Science: brain stimulation by hands-on experiments
Short TitleKitchen Earth Science
Main ConvenerNameIchiro Kumagai
AffiliationSchool of Science and Engineering, Meisei University
Co-Convener 1NameMiwa Kuri
AffiliationInternational Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Co-Convener 2NameKei Kurita
Session LanguageJJ
Scope"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.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation
Invited Authors
  • Tomoaki Watamura (Osaka university)
Time Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Oral Presentation May 20 AM1
09:05 - 09:20 O05-01Education for Disaster Mitigation by Utilizing Liquefaction ExperimentHiroshi Tetsuka Abstract
09:20 - 09:35 O05-02Fire whirls experiments for disaster educationIchiro Kumagai Abstract
09:35 - 09:50 O05-03Development of 4D Earthquake Visualizer - To deepen the understanding of Kumamoto Earthquake -Shoji Sanefumi Abstract
09:50 - 10:05 O05-04Teaching materials for determination of epicenter by using P wave polarity data of small earthquakes recorded in Hida region in Japan before and after 2011 Tohoku earthquakeKenji Kawai Abstract
10:05 - 10:25 O05-05Fluid dynamics in texture formation and flow of bubbles in Guinness beerTomoaki Watamura Abstract
Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Poster Presentation May 20 Core Time
O05-P01 Activity report on Kitchen Earth Science: Workshop and Annual Open House at Earthquake Research Institute (Joint Usage 2017) Ichiro Kumagai Abstract
O05-P02 Complex rheology fluids as a curiosity-arousing agent in "Kitchen Earth Science" Kei Kurita Abstract
O05-P03 What causes “Pele’s tear” in volcanic eruption? Ichiro Kumagai Abstract
O05-P04 Particle-driven Convection yusaku nagata Abstract