As a part of the events being carried out to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nippon Kayaku, we held science experiment classes in communities adjacent to our business sites. Our goal was to get children, who are the building blocks of our future, interested in science. The following are the experiments that were carried out.
●April, 2016, NIPPONKAYAKU FUKUYAMA
Exciting colors scientific experiment ―Creating a rainbow-colored bookmark— was held during the 8th Shining Fukuyama Festival of 2016.
Children used paper chromatography to separate colors, after which they made their own original rainbow-colored bookmarks.
They also observed a coloring experiment where transparent liquids were mixed to create red, blue or yellow liquids.
●May, 2016, Takasaki Plant
Mysterious scientific experiments; let’s experiment with color magic! —Creating a sparkling kaleidoscope— was held during the 28th Fureai Festival. Children made use of the properties of polarizers and created original sparkling kaleidoscopes in rainbow colors.
●May, 2016, NIPPON KAYAKU TOKYO
We conducted a color experiment for children in the lower grades of elementary school during the Satsuki Festival held in May each year. In the experiment, children experienced the three primary colors with their own eyes by separating the pigments of black to make a colorful bookmark.
●August, 2016, Tokyo
Let’s play with light on magic plates —Let’s make original stained glass— was held during the Summer Vacation Children's Chemistry Experiment Show 2016, sponsored by the Japan Chemical Industry Association. Children learned about the polarizer mechanism and how polarizers are made, and then made their own original stained glass.
●October, 2016, Asa Plant
Mystifying! Liquid plastic that hardens under light? was held at the Science Exposition, sponsored by Sanyo-Onoda City and the Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi. Children picked out their favourite pieces from a range of materials and tried to make a one-of-a-kind key ring.
●October, 2016, Kashima Plant
Simulated manufacturing experience for capsule type drugs —Let’s play by making bead-like capsules— was run at the Kamisu Festa, industry fair, which was sponsored by Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Children made bead-like capsules using technologies that Nippon Kayaku uses in agrochemicals.
●February, 2017, Himeji Plant
Sixth grade students at neighboring elementary schools used bath salt ingredients to experience making the gas-generating agents produced at the Nippon Kayaku Himeji Plant. After creating the tablets, children observed airbag inflator deployment and toured the plant.