Ritsumeikan High School
JSSF2015
Science Zone
 
Participants will work together in mixed groups to complete tasks in one of seven different zones. On Day 5 the groups in each zone will hold a competition to see who has the best results.
 
 
Z-1 Snake-Like Robots
Dr. Atsushi Kakogawa
Ritsumeikan University
How can a snake with no legs or feet and a body like a rope move smoothly? Here after learning about the mechanism of how a real snake moves, we will ourselves drive or control a real robot snake. According to how we wriggle the body and how we bend the joints, the robot could move very awkwardly or very smoothly. Through this program we can experience the mysteriousness of creatures, and the wonder of their physical structures.
 
Z-2 Rocket Mania
Mr. Eric Hagiwara and Mr. Adrian DeMello
Waiakea High School
In this zone you will review Newton’s laws of motion to turn an old film canisterinto a rocket and shoot them as a team in a competition for the farthest distance. Next, you will learn how to make a simplepaper match into a rocket and shoot them trying to be the team that goes thefarthest. Finally, you will learn somechemistry as you determine the best ratio of hydrogen and oxygen gas and howmuch water will needed to be displaced to make a cut pipette into a rocket. Your team will have to score the most pointsby not only learning how to make good rocket fuel but also how to aim themproperly to hit targets and score points. You will have fun learning and applying physicsand chemistry concepts and how to work as a team to be the champion in this zone.
 
Z-3 Nutrients for Life-A Sustainable Farm Plan for Feeding the World
Mr. Bob Adamson, Mr. Mike Weekes and Mrs. Heather Teller
Fort Richmond Collegiate
Ms. Lynda Matchullis and Mr. Kent Lewarne
Nellie McClung Collegiate
Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development states: "The value of a farm can be measured in part by what it can produce in the future. Managing the land well and paying attention to the health of its water, soil and other natural resources will help it stay productive." Students will create a management plan for a farm based on soil type, soil nutrients and water quality data collected during the event. Students will also have access to satellite imagery and other data to aid in the planning process. A successful plan will allow this farm to proudly display the Environmental Farm Plan sign at their farm.
 
Z-4 Make an original figure by your own diffraction grating
Mr. Toru Kagemori
Waseda University Honjo Senior High School
In optics, a diffraction grating splits and diffracts light into several beams. For example, beams from parallel grating make a striped pattern. By changing alignment of grating, also changes shape of beams. In this ZONE, we will study fundamental principle of diffraction, and draw some original gratings by computer to make diffracted figures like triangle, square etc. Final purpose is to develop your original figure.
 
Z-5 Programming with Processing
Mr. Makoto Kobayashi
Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School
Do you use a computer? Sure? Aren’t you used by a computer? Is what you are doing on a computer what you want to do on a computer? If you have someidea want to do(make, express) using a computer, learn a programming then. This Science Zone offer students an opportunity to learn a basic programming with Processing. Processing is an open source programming environment based on Java. It provide you useful way to create a visual work. End of the Zone, we try to create a original program using Web CAM. This opportunity will change your digital life!
 
Z-6 Folded Plate Structures
Ms. Natsuki Kasamaki
Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School
Even with just one sheet of paper, it becomes stronger by folding and changing its shape. In a similar fashion, the structure created by combining flat plates is called a folded plate structure. We can see this kind of structure in everyday structures, for example gymnasiums, museums and airports. By folding paper, let's create a stronger and more beautiful dome-shaped roof!
 
Z-7 Let's Make Circuits Using Sensors
ROHM Co., Ltd.
What do you think of when you hear “electronic circuits”? Most of you may think that they are difficult and far detached from reality, complicated and like a maze. Actually, electronic circuits are used in almost all of the products that support our daily lives, such as smart phones, TVs, cars, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc. Electronic circuits make possible many things which make our lives more convenient by calculating, sending data, turning on and off lights, etc. depending on the combination of the components and paths. In this Zone, we will use a breadboard where you can make electric circuits just by inserting wires and electronic components, and design electronic circuits using circuits. Which team will make the most interesting circuit?
 
 
 
 
 
 
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