Japan Science Foundation
Science and Technology Education Department

 The Science and Technology Education Department executes diffusion and awareness activities, such as events and experiential learning programs related to science all over the country, so that youths and adults can come into direct contact with real science and technologies. The division also does some research to promote these activities more effectively.
 These operations are supported by not only the division personnel but also many different kinds of people and institutes; such as teachers in elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools all over the country; universities, research institutes, and enterprises; and the media and volunteers. We sort out new ideas generated and issues and requirements observed in these activities, and then take specific action to promote science education in Japan beyond the various barriers such as differences of organizations or stands.
 The Science and Technology Education Department aims to contribute to the development of human resources in science and technology fields who are required by society.

Inquiry
Science and Technology Education Department
Japan Science Foundation
Tel: 81-3-3212-8487/Fax: 81-3-3212-0014
E-mail: shinko@jsf.or.jp


Projects operated by the Science and Technology Education Department

Youngster's Science Festival Science Camp

(Japanese)
This is the official website of the Youngster's Science Festival.Details are provided for the respective regional festivals and the guide to the national festival.
(Japanese)
The Science Camp consists of three days and two nights where high school students can directly receive instruction or lectures from researchers active in state-of-the-art research institutes.
National Biology Contest-Biology Challenge National Physics Contest-Physics Challenge
Biology Challenge is an activity for high school students to develop their talents in biology and experience interest and pleasure in biology as well as raising interests in biology and biology education in general.
(Japanese)
The Physics Challenge is an activity for people entering higher education institutes to encourage their talent in physics, develop an interest in the subject, and experience the pleasure of physics as well as raising interests in physics and physics education in general.
The 20th International Biology Olympiad The 42nd International Chemistry Olympiad
Since the 20th International Biology Olympiad will be held in Japan in July 2009, the Foundation prepares the event together with International Biology Olympiad 2009 Organization Committee (Chairman: Hiroo Imura) and Tsukuba University.
(Japanese)
Since the 42nd International Chemistry Olympiad will be held in Japan in July 2010, the Foundation prepares the event together with International Chemistry Olympiad Japan Committee (Chairman: Ryoji Noyori).
Science and Technology Film/Video Festival Japan Wind Energy Association

(Japanese)
Science and Technology Film/Video Festival aims to encourage interest in science and technology, diffuse and improve film and video by selecting and encouraging superior films and videos related to science.
(Japanese)
Japan Wind Energy Association aims to promote and diffuse science and technology for basic knowledge and application of wind energy.
Science Film/Video Library

(Japanese)
Science Film/Video Library garners about 500 film/video works selected from science and technology Film/Video Festival and lends them to registered members of educational institutes and social education facilities free of charge.

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