A Way to Further Understanding of Basic Engineering Principle by Supervising Junior High School Students through Sets of Science Experiment

  • Naim, Muhamad ;
  • Tsuzuki, Shozo ;
  • Fujisawa, Shoichiro ;
  • Hanabusa, Takao
  • Received : 2009.12.04
  • Accepted : 2010.11.05
  • Published : 2010.11.30

Abstract

The objective of this project is to cultivate interest among junior high school students toward Science & Technology. Six simple experiments will be introduced to the participants (junior high school students) of this project which is focusing on the basic principles of engineering including law of motion, free-fall, force, energy, friction and work. Our student team has been assigned to design six set of experiment according to the principles. The experiments are easy to understand and simple to assemble by the students of age 13 to 15. Experimental manuals were written by the members using simple words complete with figure so that all the participants can understand the procedure of each experiment. In order to make sure the manuals are practically working, the experiment sets were tested and the results were compared with actual theory. As a result, we believe that the experiments can be done by the students within less supervision. The students are able to set up the experiments by using some simple equipment around them. By doing this experiments, we can further our understanding and explain better the principles of energy, force and work.

Keywords

Science partnership project;Junior high school-University collaboration;Science experiment;Project management