Netsu Sokutei, 32 (1), p. 2, (2005)

特集 - 熱力学・熱測定と教育


Education of Heat and Energy in Elementary and Junior High Schools

Education in elementary and junior high schools is reviewed and discussed in relation with heat and energy. There are many subjects concerning heat and energy, especially in elementary schools. They are estimated to amount to about 46 % of the total content of science. Many experiments, while feasible only with simple apparatuses and by pupils themselves, help them to construct diverse concepts about things. It is important to make them have such experiences at their early stage in the schools. There are many educational materials as well which are potentially to be changed in future, and supports are needed to the education in schools.