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Why Japanese Students Are Good at Science…!

They have awesome study guides! (Photos courtesy of Dangunee.com)

One of the many study guides you can find everywhere in Japan. This one is for high school chemistry.

chemistry study guide

Meet Lady Hydrogen. Isn’t she hawt?

Lady Hydrogen

Or maybe Lady Magnesium is more to your taste? She’s a tough kickass girl. Just look at her gun!

Lady Magnesium

Who says molecular diagrams need to be boring?

Before:

before

After (No Water Multi-Robot):

after


6 comments to “Why Japanese Students Are Good at Science…!”

  1. Charlotte McClain
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    · November 8th, 2008 at 12:38 am · Link

    They do have the best study guides and office supplies in Asia.



  2. Jeannie Lin
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    · November 8th, 2008 at 12:45 am · Link

    Ingenius!

    You know there is evidence that backs up this approach. The US advances in science in the 60s-70s happened on the heels of children reading comic books where the science geeks were heros. SpiderMan, Iron Man — it was cool to be a mad scientist. Make science sexy, then kids will learn it. :)



  3. Nadia Lee
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    · November 8th, 2008 at 12:55 am · Link

    Charlotte — TELL ME ABOUT IT! I never go to office supply stores with more than $10 in my purse because I know I’m going to buy everything in sight otherwise.

    Jeannie — I agree with you. These days, it’s not sexy to study science and engineering in America. :(



  4. Jennifer Shirk
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    · November 10th, 2008 at 11:10 pm · Link

    So THAT’S how they do it. Brilliant!



  5. bettie
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    · November 16th, 2008 at 11:22 am · Link

    It’s still cool to be a mad scientist.



  6. Nadia Lee
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    · November 17th, 2008 at 12:36 pm · Link

    Bettie,

    Dang. I didn’t know about Girl Genius! Thanks for sharing!



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