Implement a Program with Contents of Measurement and Control for Elementary School Science Classes
Shinichi Imai*, Youichirou Ueno**, and Kazunori Kajihara***
*Department of Technology Sciences, Tokyo Gakugei University
4-1-1 Nukuikita-machi, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-8501, Japan
**Kinoe Elementary School
249 Okiura, Osakikamijima-town, Toyota-gun, Hiroshima 725-0402, Japan
***National Institute of Technology, Hiroshima College
4272-1 Higashino, Osakikamijima-town, Toyota-gun, Hiroshima 725-0231, Japan
In today’s day and age, we encounter a wide array of electronic devices such as personal computers, game machines, mobile phones, etc. in our daily life. Such devices are controlled through invisible sites. The measurement and control of these devices constitute such an essential technology for the modern society that they have to be formally studied at junior high school and beyond. To facilitate the smooth transition of students into the process of learning about such devices, education about them should preferably be introduced at the early stage of elementary school. However, that will make the elementary school’s curriculum too restrictive, as activities not described in the government course of studies cannot be implemented. In this study, therefore, we have implemented graduation work activities (teaching for measurement and control) in accordance with the government course of studies to teach science at elementary schools and have verified its effectiveness.
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