Monday, December 18
1st event: 17:00~
2nd event: 19:00~
Elementary and junior high school students participating in VLP
The VLP project provides online events for students to connect with other people and increase their interest in the real world through various experience of activities and interactions with others.
This year, we plan to hold three different events for students using VLP.
As the first event, "Online Comedy Science Experiment Class" was held.
Professor Kuro-love, a comedian, took the stage and participated in two science experiments using balloons and potato starch. In addition, the story that he became a comedian with a university teacher while doing something he loved helped the children find something they loved and became interested in society.
At the beginning of the event, Professor Kuro-love introduced himself. He showed us pictures of his daily activities, with some chatting. In addition, the slides were full of "Boke" and Tsukkomi" like a comedy live show, and the scientific events that occur in everyday life were introduced in a fun and easy to understand way.
The first experiment involved dilatancy, a phenomenon in which a liquid becomes a solid when force is applied. This was an experiment using potato starch and water, and the children actually tried the "dilatancy fluid" experiment using pre-distributed materials. During the experiment, they used a camera and chat to share the changes in the potato starch they were stirring.
In the second experiment, children tried the rubber energy experiment using balloons. They actually stretched and shrunk the balloon under their noses while experiencing the change in the temperature of the rubber, and again, there was a lot of interaction, such as sharing the feel under the nose felt by the stretching of the balloon on camera and chat.
At the end of the event, we had a Q & A session. The children asked many questions about the experiment and science, such as "Why does the potato starch fall apart and take on its original shape when touched?" and "If I drop a Coke, why does it bubble up?" and Professor Kuro-love answered them one by one in a cheerful and easy to understand manner.
The Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) is going to hold events in its project, so if you are interested, please feel free to contact us using the inquiry form.
We received the following feedback or comments from the students who participated in the event.
(4nd grade of elementary school)
(2nd grade of Junior high school)