May 6, 2011
The Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, JOCV, will conduct a Science Experiment Tour on the 19th and 20th May, 2011 in Tamale, the Northern regional capital. The Tour will take place at the St. Charles Senior High School (SHS) on 19th May and at Choggu Yapalsi M/A Primary School on 20th May, 2011 respectively.
The Science Experiment Tour seeks to demonstrate practical science experiments to students, teach them how to use scientific instruments and chemicals, demonstrate how to use locally-made materials for science Teaching/Learning Methodologies and help them put into practice, many scientific theories they have learnt.
A total of four hundred and fifty students (450) from the upper primary and Senior High School levels in Tamale will benefit from the Science Experiment Tour.
Some of the experiments to be performed include: Plastic Bottle Rocket, Burning Powder, Electrolysis, Change of state of matter, Reflex Movement, Acceleration, String Phone, Hot-air Balloon, Tube Fountain, Direction of light and other important scientific experiments.
The Experiment would be coordinated by a team of Japanese volunteers, Mathematics and Science teachers of the Ghana Education Service (from Tamale) and students from Tamale College of Education.
According to the JOCV Coordinator for the Northern Region, Mr. Higuchi Kazuhiko, the Experiment Tour would enable student understand and appreciate the importance of science in a better way. ‘The Tour will also help students and teachers alike, understand how to use locally-made materials for scientific experiments. Many students who do not have well-equipped science laboratories in their schools would be able to see and use scientific instruments for the first time.’