Get kids’ education down to a science

The Kobe Science Museum needs improvement, but worth a visit.


“Not long after, however, the staff flipped a switch and the light show became a projected cartoon whose simplified explanation of astronomy bored all but the 6-year-old in our party.

The real fun began once I woke from an unintended nap and guided the kids into the first-floor activity room. Here, exhibits explain the principles of energy, physics, magnetism and mechanics. My slumber-induced daze ended abruptly as the kids set upon the first exhibit, which used air pressure to blast a plastic rocket across the room.”

Read the entire column at the Japan Times.

Childs Play 20151107 Get kids’ education down to a science

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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