Science Classes for Children in Elementary and Junior High School Affected by Great East Japan Earthquake
01 Sep 2011
On August 8th, as part of the "Come to Toyohashi" project, a research facility observation tour and a science class was held for children in elementary and junior high school affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
The "Come to Toyohashi" project is voluntarily organized by Toyohashi citizens in order to provide the affected children with various experiences. By providing different experiences from their usual ones, the project hopes to refresh the children's minds and motivate them to gain a new energy for life.
As part of the "three-night and four-day" project, TUT invited the children to the University.
After Professor Sawada, Director of the Venture Business Laboratory (VBL) gave an outline of the University and the VBL, the children were taken on an observation tour of the research facilities of the VBL. Some of the voluntary junior faculty members of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TUT introduced the facilities and gave instructions in the science workshop using basic scientific ideas.
Although the visit was short, there were many smiles among the children. We hope that their experience in the TUT and the piece they made in the class will leave them with fond memories of Toyohashi.