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The 2020 Taiwan Railways of Popular Science at Chiayi Station and the Challenges of Science at the F

  • PostDate:2020-10-30

October 28, 2020

Education Department / Tourism and Information Department

 

        The 2020 Taiwan Railways of Popular Science, co-organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology and Taiwan Railways Administration, arrived at Chiayi Station on October 27. The activities in Chiayi region were held by National Chiayi University and Chiayi City Government. There were 10 challenges at the front station square for the public and the students and teachers from Yunlin. The train of the event carrying students and teachers of elementary and middle schools in Chiayi left at noon on time. On the train, students of Chiayi County Yung Ching Senior High School instructed the young passengers to do some intriguing scientific experiments.

        Chiayi City Mayor Min-hui Huang thanks the Ministry of Science and Technology for its “Science Week” project. The project allowed the City Government to collaborate with National Chiayi University again to introduce resources for science education to the elementary and middle school in Chiayi City. Due to the pandemic this year, the Taiwan Railways of Popular Science was proponed from the duration of April to May from the duration of October 26 to October 30. The train arrived at Chiayi Station on October 27. Besides the train arriving at Chiayi City, there were also challenges of science for people to take at the front station square. Doing experiments with their own hands can motivate children to learn about science.

        Li-sheng Lin, the director of Education Department, attended and took the challenges in person. The challenges were designed by Xing-jia Elementary School, Concordia Middle School, and the Department of Applied Chemistry, NCYU. He appreciates NCYU, Xing-jia Elementary School, Concordia Middle School, Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation and Yung Ching Senior High School for volunteering to be the instructors of the challenges.

        Chiayi City Government will host the 61st National Primary & High School Science Fair, which will be organized along with the Science 168 Education Exposition. Chiayi City Government is grateful that Ministry of Education, National Taiwan Science Education Center, and National Museum of Natural Science keep collaborating with them to hold the Science 168. Chiayi City Government will keep working on promoting the science education.