Viewpoint Scienceカガクノミカタ

  • 10 x 10 min.
  • English, Spanish, M/E, HD

©NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

This program applies a variety of scientific viewpoints to the discovery of fascinating things around us which are otherwise easy to miss, helping children ask the right questions, discover new ones, and see and explore the world in slightly different ways.

1. Try Making It / 作ってみる

We make an ant out of clay and wire. Could you build an ant without looking at a picture?

2. Try Looking Inside / 中を見てみる

What’s a strawberry like inside? We ask people on the street, then open one up to see.

3. Make a Hypothesis / 仮説を立ててみる

Two boxes containing bottles of water weigh the same. Place an empty box under one. Which side is heavier now?

4. Try Drawing It / 描いてみる

Can you draw a zebra’s stripes from memory? The stripes are probably more complex than you think!

5. Try Comparing / 比べてみる

We look closely at a range of different pinecones to make all sorts of unexpected discoveries.

6. Look Underneath / 下から見てみる

If we look at various creatures from underneath, maybe we'll find something fascinating. How do such creatures as snails and sea snails move?

7. Describe It in Words / コトバにしてみる

Let’s describe something familiar. It’s white and oval-shaped. One end is a little bit pointed. What is it?

8. Try to Sort Them / 仲間分けしてみる

Carrots, grapes, okra, eggplant, watermelon, radishes, cucumbers… Various fruits and vegetables. What interesting stuff will you find when you try to sort them into groups?

9. Take It Apart / 分解してみる

A notebook, a toilet paper tube and etc…. When you take apart something familiar, do you notice anything interesting?

10. Line Them Up / ならべてみる

When we line up some bicycles, we discovered a lot of interesting things. Why is the shaft of a handlebar angled?