Outreach

2018 summer outreach programs

2018 summer outreach programs

With schools on summer break, Tokyo Tech will be holding a variety of events for elementary, middle, and high school students in July and August. These include the annual Open Campus and numerous hands-on science classes run by faculty members. Come and experience Tokyo Tech in the summer of 2018!

Please note that advance registration for some programs may already have closed. Events are primarily in Japanese and simultaneous interpretation is not available.

Time machine-less travel to the past: Visualization of classical and modern Japanese

Time
Wednesday, August 1, 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (entry from 9:50 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
Target
Junior high school students (capacity 20)
Details

Language changes with times. The meaning of a word today is often not exactly what it was in the past. Time machines and audio recordings of classical Japanese do not exist, but it is possible to decipher how words were used in sentences long time ago. Professor Hilofumi Yamamoto takes you to the world of classical Japanese language using visualization methods. Let's discuss linguistics together!

Open Campus 2018

Time
Friday, August 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Target
High school students, prospective students
Details

Open Campus 2018

Open Campus is a great chance to see the leading-edge research being conducted at Tokyo Tech. Take a look at the exciting potential that awaits you as a student at Tokyo Tech through demonstration lectures, presentations, and open laboratories.

National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo — Summer 2018 Science Square

Time
Saturday, August 11 - Sunday, August 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Details

The Yamada Study Group from the School of Life Science and Technology will join the Summer 2018 Science Square at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, August 11 and 12.

Yamada Study Group will present "What are enteric bacteria?"

Science Class "Learning about leaves — Make your own leaf vein bookmark"

Time
Saturday, August 25, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Target
4th, 5th, and 6th graders and their parents (30 parent-child pairs)
Details

葉脈のしおり

Learn about the structure and function of leaves, extract and observe leaf veins. Using the leaf veins, make your own leaf vein bookmark for a great souvenir of summer.

Science Class "Learning about sea urchins — Make your own urchin lamp"

Time
Sunday, August 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Target
4th, 5th, and 6th graders and their parents (30 parent-child pairs)
Details

ウニランプ

There are many types of sea urchins. Learn about their structure and ecology. Using sea urchin shells with their spines removed, make your own lantern.

Parents are asked to help their child with the lantern.

Play with the Earth 2018

Time
Tuesday, August 28
Target
Fifth and sixth grade elementary school students
Details

Play with the Earth 2018

Play with the Earth 2018 offers the following experience:

1.
Observing minerals chiseled into gem shapes
2.
Hunting for Bolivian fossils hidden in gravel
3.
Experimenting with and classifying minerals by specific gravities using a heavy liquid
4.
Panning for gold

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Published: June 2018