On August 4, MHI employees taught a Summer Vacation Junior Science Class attended by 23 fifth, sixth and seventh graders from schools in Yamaguchi Prefecture at the Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works. Science classes have been held in various locations in Yamaguchi for the past 29 years. Through cooperation with universities, industry and government in Yamaguchi, the classes aim to make local children more interested in science and technology. Following on from last year, MHI held a workshop with the theme of making a fast "pop-pop boat" that runs on steam.
After the workshop, the children toured the Shipyard & Machinery Works, and looked up from the bottom of a huge cargo ship due for launch, getting a first-hand experience of impressive "monozukuri" - making things.
Going forward, MHI will continue to convey the fun and enjoyment of science to children through "monozukuri," as part of our way of making contributions to our local communities and supporting the development of the next generation.
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Children making pop-pop boats
The children used candles to make steam and power the boats