Program for 5th graders: The automobile-manufacturing industry
The Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology has developed an experiential learning support program targeting 5th graders. This program will add depth to their understanding by experiencing the studied content at 5th grade and promoting active learning in students.
The Structure of the Learning Materials
The Relation between the Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology and Textbooks
The program matches with the following textbook contents.
The Automobile-manufacturing Industry: The Workflow of Automobile Production; Various Measures Used in Automobile Factories; and, The Automobile Industry in the Future
The Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology Curriculum
The learning materials are expected to be delivered in six hours and are customizable by breaking necessary parts into the 10 – 13 hours alotted for the automobile-manufacturing industry.
The Four Merits of Experiential Learning at the Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology
1. A Comprehensive Exhibition
The important points in the exhibition are easy to show and see because automobile factories then and now, technological research-related exhibits, and the successive generations of the Toyota automobiles are displayed in one location.
2. A Comparative Exhibition
Children can identify the measures employed in the current factories by comparing between the technologies in the past and at present because the transitions in production technologies in the factories are presented.
3. Staff Who are Ready to Answer Your Questions
The in-house staff who have worked in factories will answer children’s questions from the current viewpoints. Children’s learning will deepen by asking questions as the staff explains the contents that children cannot grasp only from seeing the exhibits.
4. Can Carefully Observe the Movements of Machines Up Close
You can see the processes focused on welding and coating that cannot be observed in real-life factories. You can carefully observe the machine demonstrations while sensing the compelling power of machinery.
|Major Contents and Activities in Learning||Aims|
|The Preparatory Class|
|The Facility Excursion|
3 – 4 hrs.
|The Review Class|
The Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology – The list of Learning Tools
Please download the following:
Instructional materials for the preparatory class
Instructional materials for the review class
Explanatory materials for the museum exhibits
Explanatory movies for the museum
Only the museum explanatory movies can be signed out in a DVD format. If you wish to borrow the DVDs, fill out the request form with required information and send it by email or fax.