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Thailand-Japan Student Science Fair 2020

At Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Trang

11-13 June 2020

TJ-SSF2020 brings together hundreds of high school students and teachers from Thailand and Japan, who are passionate about Mathematics, Science and Technology. This event is funded by the Office of the Basic Education Commission(OBEC), Ministry of Education, Thailand, with support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan.

Hope to see everyone ready to share, learn and have fun!

Click here to see the event poster

Schedule

Deadline for account registration and submission of significant documents.

New Key dates for registration as follows

15 June - 15 September 2020
Re-registration and confirmation of participation
(In case of changing attendee)
15 September 2020
Abstracts resubmission
30 September 2020
Notification of acceptance.
31 October 2020
Full papers submission
6-8 January 2020
TJ-SSF2021 at PCSHS Trang
 

Tentative Schedule of Thailand-Japan Student Science Fair 2020

June 11-13, 2020 at Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Trang
Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Day 1
Time Activities Venue
Students Teachers Principals
13.00-15.00 - Arrival of participants
- Receiving escorts by partner schools to PCSHS Trang
- Registration
- Check-in
- Luggage drop at school dormitories
- Poster set up
The 1st floor of School Library


Female dormitory 3
The 1st floor of Science Building
15.00-17.00 - Southern Local wisdom Presentation
- Local wisdom Activities (Culture Exchange Activities)
Attending and paying homage to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Registration

MOU agreement between 12 Princess Chulabhorn and 25 mentor universities ceremony

Welcome Dinner Reception
- The 2nd floor of Gymnasium
- The 1st floor of Gymnasium
- Rua Rasada Hotel
17.00-18.00 - Leisure time
- Dinner
- Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers)
- Rua Rasada Hotel Restaurant
18.00-19.00 - Orientation / the student handbook
- Opening Ceremony Rehearsal
The 2nd floor of Gymnasium
19.00 Roll Call at Students Dormitory Dormitory / Hotel


Thursday, 11 June 2020
Day 2
Time Activities Venue
Students Teachers Principals
06.00-06.30 Breakfast - Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers and administrators)
06.30-07.00   Attending and paying homage to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Registration - AFS Room
- All participants to be seated inside the Main Auditorium. - Auditorium
07.00-09.00 Rehearsal - Auditorium
09.00-09.05 - Arrival of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. (Military Band students perform Thai Royal Anthem)
- Greeting protocol for at the opening ceremony of Thailand-Japan Student Science Fair 2020 (TJ-SSF 2020)
- HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is welcomed by Deputy Minister of Education, Governor of Trang, Chief Judge of Trang Provincial Court, The fourth Army Area Commander, Commander Of Trang Provincial Police, The Secretary General of the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) and PCSHS Trang Principal, Advisor to the Steering Committee of Princess Chulabhorn Science High School.
- A representative of PCSHS Executive Board and a student representative present flower garlands.
- HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn proceeds to the auditorium.
- Auditorium
09.05-09.15 - HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is seated (on stage).
- OBEC Secretary presents a program book and proceedings of TJ-SSF 2020.
- Deputy Minister of Education gives a report on TJ-SSF 2020 to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
- HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn delivers an inaugural address to participants of the TJ-SSF 2020.
09.15-09.25 - HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn rests in the Royal Waiting Room 1
- HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn proceeds to the auditorium and is seated in front of the stage.
09.25-09.30 - Video Presentation of TJ-SSF 2020
09.30-09.35 - Stage Performance by PCSHS Trang (Blessing Dance)
09.35-09.50 - Oral Presentation of selected science projects in English Thai students’ science project
Japanese students’ science project
09.50-10.45 Plenary lecture by Professor Dr. Akira Yoshino, as a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 for the development of lithium-ion batteries.
10.45-11.00 - Presentation of a token of appreciation to the plenary lecturer by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
- HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn rests in the Royal Waiting Room 1
- HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn departs the auditorium.
11.00-12.00 - HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn proceeds to the Royal Dining Room and has a luncheon.

-Lunch
- The Royal Dining Room
- Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers and administrators)
12.00-12.10 Presentation Students Preparation - HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn rests in the Royal Waiting Room 2.

- HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn signs the inauguration book.
- The Royal Waiting Room 2
12.10-12.40 - Documentary VDO Presentation - HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn departs the waiting Room 2 to the photo studio on the 1st floor for five photo sessions.
- Teachers participate in watching Documentary VDO Presentation
- Teachers participate in watching Documentary VDO Presentation
- Audio-Visual Room 1(Five photo sessions)
- Auditorium(Documentary VDO Presentation for students and teachers)
12.40-13.40 - Poster Presentations HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn proceeds to the poster exhibition hall on the 1st floor of the science building to observe poster presentations of 25 science projects of Thai and Japanese students. Audio-Visual Room 2 (Poster Presentation)
- Documentary VDO Presentation Teachers participate in watching Documentary VDO Presentation   - Auditorium (Documentary VDO Presentation for students and teachers)
13.40-14.10 HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn proceeds to the set point for departure. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn departs school. - Headquarter Office
14.10-14.30 Poster presentation Preparation - The 1st floor of Science Building (students)
14.30-17.00 Poster presentation Study Poster presentation - The 1st floor of Science Building (students)
17.00-18.00 Dinner - Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers and administrators)
18.00-20.00 Welcome party - Auditorium


Friday, 12 June 2020
Day 3
Time Activities Venue
Students Teachers Principals
07.00-08.00 Breakfast - Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers and administrators)
08.00-08.10 All members processed to the auditorium for Thai scientist - Auditorium
08.10-09.10 Plenary lecture by Thai scientist - Auditorium
09.20-12.00 Oral Presentation I
1st Room - Physics

2nd Room - Chemistry

3rd Room - Biology

4th Room - Mathematics

5th Room - Computer

- Comments and suggestions by mentors

- STEM Room and Room 2207

- Audio Visual Room 1 and Room 2205
- Auditorium and Room 2206

- Room 2303 and 2304

- Room 2203 and 2204
12.00-13.00 Lunch - Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers and administrators)
13.00-15.00 Oral Presentation II
1st Room - Physics

2nd Room - Chemistry

3rd Room - Biology

4th Room - Mathematics

5th Room - Computer

- Comments and suggestions by mentors

- STEM Room and Room 2207

- Audio Visual Room 1 and Room 2205
- Auditorium and Room 2206

- Room 2303 and 2304

- Room 2203 and 2204
15.00-17.00 Science Activity Teacher Show and Share Principal Meeting Science Activity
- Physics(Room 2305 and Room 2306)
- Chemistry(Room 1203 and Room 1206)
- Biology(Room 1303 and Room 1305)
- Mathematics(Room 2302)
- Forensic Science(Room 1205)
- Computer(Room 2307 and 2308)
- Teacher Show and Share(Audio Visual Room 2)
- Principal Meeting (Kae saet meeting Room)
17.00-18.00 Dinner - Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers and administrators)
18.00-20.00 Briefing and preparation for the field trip (8 groups) - Auditorium
- Audio Visual Room 1
- Audio Visual Room 2
- STEM Room
- Room 1203
- Room 1205
- Room 1206
- Room 1210


Saturday, 13 June 2020
Day 4
Time Activities Venue
Students Teachers Principals
06.30-07.30 Breakfast - Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers and administrators)
07.30-11.00 Field trip - Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya Trang Campus.
- Peninsular Botanical Garden (Thung Khai)
11.00-12.00 Arrive at PCSHS Trang
12.00-13.00 Lunch - Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers and administrators)
13.00-14.00 All students processed to the auditorium
- Field trip Discussion
- Auditorium
14.00-16.00 - Field trip presentation - Auditorium
16.00-17.00 - Thai and Japanese cultural show Preparation Leisure time - Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers and administrators)
17.00-18.00 Dinner - Cafeteria (students)
- The 1st floor of Library (teachers and administrators)
18.00-20.00 Farewell party with Thai and Japanese cultural show - Auditorium


Sunday, 14 June 2020
Day 5

Time Activities Venue
Students Teachers Principals
06.00-12.00 - Breakfast
- Departure to Suvarnabhumi Airport/Leave for home
Partner schools’ van
 























Students Projects

Statistic

rom grade 11 Students of Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools (PCSH Schools), the sister schools in Thailand and Super Science High Schools (SSH Schools) in Japan
  The number of schools The number of students The number of projects
12 PCSH School 12 126 61
SSH School in Japan 23 77 32
Sister School in Thai 12 25 12
SH School in Thai 9 24 11
KOSEN College in Japan 15 38 11
Other 1 0 0
Total 72 290 127

Science Activity

Please choose one activity that you want to participate from 7 activities. We have 7activities in science activities. Priority of TJSSF2020 arrival, students can select to participate the activity from these activities in a package. The students can choose only one activity.
The registration system starts on 15 March, 2020. Students can register until on 15 April, 2020 at 9.00 PM. Then the operation staff will set the package students who miss the registration. The activities will held on 12 June, 2020 at 03.00-05.00 PM.
# Activity Detail
1 Young Detective.
Use knowledge of chemistry and related fields tosolve real life problems. Encourage students to apply their knowledge and plan the process for the solutions with teamwork skills.
2 A Colorimetric Device for the Identification of Suspected Drugs at Crime Scene.
To solve the forensic problem at the crime scene, the students should define the problem, collect potential evidence, perform necessary experiments, analyze the results and determine the identity of the possible suspect.
3 Chromosome Mutation & Evolution
Chromosomes research or test is beneficial for human such as family planning.Chromosomes is another line of evidences for studying the evolutionary relationships of organisms. Organisms evolution is related to chromosomes evolution.
4 Tower of Hanoi
One way to calculate the smallest number of moves possible is to use the concept of recurrence relations. In order to interpret the game into a recurrence relation, a good understanding in the game itself and basic knowledge in recurrence relations with initial conditions are required.
5 Who is the Robber
The participants will investigate from scenarios and clues to find out who the robbery is. In order to complete the investigation, they need to practice notation, memory, and verification techniques.
6 Catch-up with cyber-security
This activity is designed to let the students understand the key concepts of cyber-security and how to protect themselves online.
7 Who took my bag
This course will cover a basic idea for scientific Python for data analysis. Students learn how to use Python using Google COLAB and how to apply Python programming for deep learning.

Field trip

Peninsular Botanic Garden (Thung Khai)


 
Bird
Activity outline:
Birds are one of the most well-known vertebrate groups that play important roles in both science and culture. Birds are very diverse. They can be found on every continent. The adaptations help them to live in almost every environment on earth from the cold Antarctic regions to the hot cities. This activity will help the students to understand why the birds are special in science, and how to observe and survey birds using scientific methods.

Tropical Forests
Activity outline:
Study plant characters and adaptations in tropical evergreen and heath forests along the nature trail of Peninsular Botanical Garden. The tropical evergreen forest is situated on black and fertile loam with dense trees in different heights. The heath forest is situated on sandy soil with shrubs. Its soil has low fertility and we can find insect-eating plants which are an adaptation of plants for nutrient such as sun dews and pitcher plants. Students will also do a simple experiment to compare plant nitrogen in both areas using diphenylamine reagent on sliced leaf stalks.

 
Insect



Activity outline:
Insects are one of the most diverse group of organisms, refracted on their wide food range and feeding habits. The aim of this learning activity is to compare the diversity of the insects feeding on rotting fruits between the lowland evergreen forest and the peat swamp forest. Three line transects (20 meters per line) will be set in each habitat. The fruit-baited traps (banana and pineapple) will be used in each line transect (three traps per line transect) for 24 hours. The insects in all traps will be collected and pinned for identification according to the order level based on the morphological characteristics of the adult insects. The number of species and individual insects of each order will then be analyzed for scientific report.

Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya Trang Campus


 
Mangrove
Activity outline:
What (fauna) are in my mangrove? and how important are they? Mangrove is considered a one kind of remarked ecosystem which contains vast community of well-adapted plants especially salt tolerant tree species which grow within transitional zones of coastal habitats. It is rich in biodiversity and a suitable home for variety of fuana, such as birds, monkeys, frogs, fishes, crabs, shrimps, planktons, and insects. Life lives abundantly in this habitat because of the richness of microhabitats (mudflats, saltmarshes, and brackish swamps), food resources (e.g., mosquito larvae, butterfly caterpillars, zooplanktons, floral nectar), including a diversity of vegetation. They provide ideal foraging and breeding sites, as well as shelters for these wide array of animals.

For forthcoming activities, all deligates will be able to observe and enjoy the diversity of resident and non-resident animals along the mangrove trail in Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Trang Campus. Delegates will also have a chance to do a basic scientific experiment by assessing the number of vertebrates and invertebrates in this particular environment using various kinds of animal traps (e.g., butterfly trap, yellow pan trap, and Malaise trap) along with considerable method for bird survey, such as point-count technique.

Sandy beach ecosystem
Activity outline:
Sand bubbler crabs are the dominance group of crab commonly found in sandy beach especially in the intertidal zone. They are filter feeder that feed on detritus, meiofaunas and benthic microalgae in sediment. By their feeding behavior, sand pellets or pseudofeces are discarded and arranged around their burrows in the unique pattern. The aim of this study is to investigate the species composition, distribution and density of crabs at Radchamongkol Beach by using the patterns of sand pellets and characteristics of the burrow as identification guideline. Students will work in groups and brainstorm to design how to carried out sampling using equipment provided to answer the research question. Then, student will give the presentation of the results and discuss their finding.
  
  Beach
Activity outline:
The beach is the interface between ocean and land; it is a dynamic boundary between a solid part and a liquid part of the Earth, with processes affecting both sides. The Radchamongkol Beach is the boundary between the Andaman Sea and land of Southern Thailand; it is a sandy beach, where various processes can be observed compared to a rocky beach. At the beach different forces act upon, which finally result in the beach occurrence, which shapes its overall environment.
  

Climate change
Activity outline:
The beach is the interface between ocean and land; it is a dynamic boundary between a solid part and a liquid part of the Earth with processes affecting both sides. The Radchamongkol Beach is the boundary between the Andaman Sea and the land of Southern Thailand; it is a sandy beach. The sea level is a dynamic parameter, which depends on various forces and processes. Climate change will have an effect on the sea level, changing it through various processes, including melting of land ice and warming of the upper parts of the ocean.
  



Limestone
Activity outline:
At the Rajamangala Beach, which is the boundary between the Andaman Sea and Southern Thailand, limestone hills can be found. Limestone is a carbonate rock, which is formed in the ocean from the precipitation of calcium; with the CO2 coming from the atmosphere. The precipitation depends on the pH value of the ocean which is currently changing in its upper part due to a higher concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere (climate change). Then through geological (compaction) and tectonic processes the limestone became rocks and came above the sea level where they are found today. The limestone at the beach is then exposed to the atmosphere, rain, ocean current and waves. All these processes shaped and still shape the limestone hills, mainly through weathering.

How to join?

Step by Step Guide - Registration Workflow-

STEP 1. Getting the invitation from TJ-SSF2020 SECRETARIAT
TJ-SSF2020 SECRETARIAT has already sent the invitations to contact persons at each PCSH Schools. If you are a contact person at a PCSHS and have not got the invitation yet, please ask TJ-SSF2020 SECRETARIAT for it immediately.
STEP 2. Contact Person Registration

The contact persons in PCSHS MUST register first.

When register your information, choose account type :

A. All contact person who is not going to TJ-SSF2020 is a "Contact person (Not Attendee)".

B. The teachers contact person is a "Contact person".

STEP 3. Sending the Invitations

The contact persons in PCSHS send the invitation to the other contact person and related teachers. When the contact person logs in, you can see the link "Invitation" on the members in the navigation menu. Click "Invitation" , enter the user's name which is used only in the invitation mail and email address twice, then click Send invitation to send the invitation.

The contact person should send the invitation to :

A. The English contact person: The contact person in SSH in Japan
B. The contact person in sister school in Thailand
C. Teachers in your school
STEP 4. Teachers Registration

When you get the invitation mail from the contact person in your school, click the link in the mail and then register your personal information.

When you register your information, choose your account type as follows. Teacher who…
A. takes care of students projects is a "Participant" or "Participant (Not Attendee)".
B. doesn’t take care of students projects but who
B-1. is going to TJ-SSF2020 is a "Operation staff".
B-2. is not going to TJ-SSF2020 is a "Observer".
STEP 5. Inviting Students

The teachers who register their information as "Participant" or "Participant (Not Attendee)" , this means the teacher is supporting at least one or more students projects, will send the invitations to the students.

How to send the invitation is the same way the contact person do. Please see "STEP3. Sending the Invitation"

STEP 6. Students Registration

The students who receive the invitation from your teacher should register your personal information by clicking the link in the invitation mail.

When you register your information, choose your account type as follows. Student who…

A. is going to participate having students project is a "Participant".
B. is going to help the backstage work at the venue is a "Operation staff".
C. is the other than above is a "Observer".
STEP 7. Projects Registration

The teachers who register their information as "Participant" or "Participant (Not Attendee)" should create some students project from “Informations > Projects” on the navigation menu on the top, then click Create project to create a project.

 

12 Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools

Twelve Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools (PCSHS) were established in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn to commemorate her 36th birthday in 1993. Prof. Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn is the youngest daughter of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand.

She has been an instructor in Chemistry at Mahidol University since 1985. She is also a member of the President's Council of the University of Tokyo.

Being Thailand's leading Super Science High Schools around the country, only students with outstanding academic achievements in Mathematics and Science are selected to study at PCSHS. Not only do they utilize specialized and intensive curricula in mathematics and science emphasizing on research activities, but also they have developed academic cooperation with twelve Super Science High Schools (SSHs) in Japan. The cooperation has included online communication and students/teachers exchange, which led to collaborative researches.

The TJ-SSF 2020 will take a big step towards the collaborative learning and teaching, and thus building closer and stronger collaboration in gifted education in Mathematics and Science between the two countries.

12 PCSHS Link  

PCSHS Chiangrai

PCSHS Phitsanulok

PCSHS Lopburi

PCSHS Loei

PCSHS Mukdahan

PCSHS Burirum

PCSHS Phathum Thani

PCSHS Chonburi

PCSHS Phetchaburi

PCSHS Nakhon Si Thammarat

PCSHS Trang

PCSHS Satun

Super Science High Schools

Super Science High Schools (SSH Schools) are senior high schools that prioritize Science, Technology and Mathematics and in so doing these schools will receive the SSH designation awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The program was launched as part of its "Science Literacy Enhancement Initiatives" in 2002.

SSH schools with this status receive increased funding and are encouraged to develop links with universities and other academic institutions. Selected high schools are expected to develop curricula based on Science and Mathematics in cooperation with universities or research institutes.

In 2002, the first year of operation, 26 out of 77 applicant schools were awarded SSH status. As of the 2006 Academic year there are 201 schools with the designation.


The Surrounding Landmarks

Clock Tower - Trang

Morakot Cave - Trang

Samet Nang She - Phang Nga

 

Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot) - Krabi

Phi Phi Islands - Krabi

Fossil Shell Beach - Krabi

 

Promthep Cape - Phuket

Patong Beach - Phuket

Sino-Portuguese Architecture - Phuket

 

Bald Mountain - Ranong

Ruksavarin Hot Spring - Ranong

James Bond Island - Phang Nga

Venue

Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools Trang

Students of Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Trang
come from 5 neighboring provinces namely Trang, Krabi, Phanga, Phuket and Ranong.

 
 
 

Cooperation

The event is supported by many organizations.

MOE
Ministry of Education, Thailand
TSU
Thaksin University
 
OBEC
Office of the Basic Education Commission
PSU
Prince of Songkla University
 
MEXT
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
WU
Walailak University
TJ-SSF 2020 SECRETARIAT
Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Trang
196 Moo 4 Bangrak Mueng, Trang 92000 Thailand
http://tjssf2020.pcshstrg.ac.th
http://www.facebook.com/tjsif2020
tjssf2020@gmail.com
+66 7559 0364
+66 7559 0367