J. Technology and Education, Vol.21, No.2, pp.63 -67 (2014)
Science experimental class for junior high students titled gRenewable Energyh
Katsumi TAKAYAMA*, Chisato SAKAMOTO, and Eiki MATSUI
*Department of Chemistry and Biology Engineering, Fukui National College of Technology
(Geshi-cho, Sabae-shi, Fukui 916-8507, Japan)
(Received September 16, 2014; Accepted October 10, 2014 )
Requests for science lectures with experiments are increasing in regional educational partnerships. In the last decade, we have presented a variety of extension lectures with experiments for children regionally. In this report, we introduce an educational program titled gRenewable Energyh for junior high school students. The program consists of three sections: 1) saccharification of starch by using an enzyme solution originating from rice Koji fermentation medium, 2) chemical structure determination analysis of glucose by NMR, and 3) construction of an enzyme fuel cell using a palladium-plated electrode.
Keywords: Regional educational partnership, Extension lecture, Renewable energy, Enzyme fuel cell