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Kyoto University Museum Summer Learning Class ("2013 Summer Experience Expo: What You Find in the Museum This Summer Is Fun to Learn and a Pleasure to Understand") (August 7-11, 2013)


11 Aug 2013



      The Kyoto University Museum held its annual summer learning class, the 2013 Summer Experience Expo. In its thirteenth year, the event offered a total of fourteen programs, including five new ones, allowing participants to learn in an interesting way about topics in both the fields of science and the humanities.

      Eager participants were drawn to each of the new programs, which were titled "See and Feel Invisible Things around Us," "Experience 3-D Space in a 4-D Digital Space Theater," "Let's Try Kyogen: 'Ha, Ha, Ha! Never Hesitate to Do Good,'" "Aroma School for Kids," and "The Atmosphere of Laughter: Conversations with a Philosopher." Parents accompanying their children were particularly pleased with "Aroma School for Kids."

      Aside from these programs, many children applied for the ever popular "Examine Star Sand with an Electronic Microscope" and "Let's Investigate Trilobites."

      With an audience capacity of 386 seats, the event drew nearly 1,000 applications. It was the fresh interest coming from the large number of new participants which animated this year's event.

      Participants left such comments as "It was a great program that not only children but also parents could enjoy," and "I was happy because I finally won a ticket after applying many times." The event's staff members also left comments, such as "I wanted to be able to show things to children in more plain ways" and "I was impressed that not only the participants but also the instructors seemed to be enjoying the program." For both participants and staff members, the event turned out to be a good opportunity to experience the fun of learning through participation in the activities.


      See and Feel Invisible Things around Us

      Calculating with a Traditional Japanese Sangi Calculator

      How Can You Understand a Picture without Seeing?

      Let's Try Kyogen: "Ha, Ha, Ha! Never Hesitate to Do Good"

      Aroma School for Kids

      Let's Be a Junior Doctor of Elements: Learning about Elements by Playing with Element Cards

      2013 List of Fourteen Programs

      No.1 See and Feel Invisible Things around Us
      No.2 Observe the Stars and Moon with Your Handmade Telescope & the Anatomy of Shells (Adult Class)
      No.3 Calculating with a Traditional Japanese Sangi Calculator
      No.4 How Can You Understand a Picture without Seeing?
      No.5 Experience 3-D Space in a 4-D Digital Space Theater
      No.6 Let's Play in the 3D/4D World
      No.7 Examine Star Sand with an Electronic Microscope
      No.8 Let's Try Kyogen: "Ha, Ha, Ha! Never Hesitate to Do Good"
      No.9 What Is the Difference between Snakes and Lizards?
      No.10 Aroma School for Kids
      No.11 The Atmosphere of Laughter: Conversations with a Philosopher
      No.12 Let's Investigate Trilobites
      No.13 Let's Be a Junior Doctor of Elements: Learning about Elements by Playing with Element Cards
      No.14 Children's Museum Summer Holiday Special


      Kyoto University Museum Summer Learning Class ("2013 Summer Experience Expo: What You Find in the Museum This Summer Is Fun to Learn and a Pleasure to Understand") (August 7-11, 2013)
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