DATE 2015/06/17 VISITORS 2193
Tamkang University continues to promote knowledge through innovative ideas, planting seeds in the youth in order to make a brighter future. Among these innovations, the Chemistry Mobile, stands out as a success that draws the attention of young learners all over Taiwan. The Chemistry Mobile was set in place 4 years ago and has already travelled a distance of 50,000 kilometers, reaching deep into the middle schools and high school of the country areas to spread the knowledge of science. The Chemistry Mobile uses games, performances, hands-on experiments and all kinds of fun activities to peek the interests of students.
On June 17th the truck loaded with scientific equipment arrived in Gaoxiong at Da She Junior High School for its 200th show. In attendance was President Flora Chia-I Chang, General Secretary of Gaoxiong Government, Rui-cang Li, Minister of the Ministry of Education, Sun-lu Fan, Director of the Department of Information and Technology Education of the Ministry of Education, Tsai-Yen Li, and Director of the Chinese Chemical Society, Y.T. Tao. Dean of the College of Science, Bo-chang Wang, stated, “This project is the joint plan of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Chemistry Industry to get scientific knowledge into the country regions of Taiwan. It’s a very colorful method of education that uses shows, stories and interaction to really draw in young people. The idea is to make kids love the activities and learn at the same time.”
In the morning the faces of all the children lit up at Da She Junior High School as a team of female scientists lead them into the magical word of chemistry. In the afternoon the Chemistry Mobile stage was utilized by scientific magicians, that used the magic of science to intrigue and awe the audience. The students were then divided into three groups to have the chance for hands on scientific experiments. Bo-chang Wang expressed, “I’m so grateful to everyone who has contributed to this project for the past few years. My hope is that this 200th performance is just the beginning.”