|[July 25, 2014]
Panasonic: Remote Classroom for Making Battery Held Between Japan and Nepal for the First Time
OSAKA, Japan --(Business Wire)--
On July 8, 2014, Panasonic (News - Alert) Corporation hosted a remote classroom about
batteries for 80 eighth-year students from two classes at Bijeshwori
Gyan Mandir Sainik Mahavidyalaya in Nepal. Panasonic Members served as
lecturers, with translation provided by a teacher from Chiyoda
Elementary School in Kawachi-Nagano, Osaka, which helped provide the
link with the Nepalese school.
The Nepalese school and the Japanese elementary school were linked together for the remote lesson. (Photo: Business Wire)
Chiyoda Elementary School had previously held other exchange classes
with the Nepalese school using video conferencing systems. This
particular lesson was designed to teach the Nepalese students the joys
of science through a Handmade Battery Class, and was conducted with the
help of the Kawachi-Nagano Educational Media Center.
The day began with an explanation of the various types of batteries,
general knowledge about batteries and their properties, and an overview
of Panasonic. The children then experienced building their own dry
batteries by hand with a special kit. Time was also allocated for a Q&A
session which saw the Nepalese students ask many different questions
about batteries and Panasonic. This demonstrated their great interest in
batteries, Japan, and Panasonic.
The classroom was brought to a close with a commemorative photograph
showing the children proudly holding their finished batteries. One
commented, "I am very grateful for such a good experience," with another
saying, "This was all extremely useful and I hope we get another chance
to learn with you again."
The lesson at Bijeshwori Gyan Mandir Sainik Mahavidyalaya proved a great
success, and Panasonic now plans to host further remote classrooms with
other Nepalese schools in the future.
About Panasonic's Handmade Battery Class
Panasonic has operated "Handmade Battery Class" since 1994. Overseas
versions of these classes began in 2007, and have since been held in
Thailand, Iran, China, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia and Myanmar, among
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