Today was a great day for exploring indoors, due to the tremendous
heat outside, and this is exactly what we did. At the Toyota
Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, we spent
time looking at the textile displays that have been established
to help children understand the evolution of that industry.
These are important to the Toyota company because it is the
industry where its founder got his start. This is a wonderful
place for helping students and teachers gain a better understanding
of the Industrial Revolution as a whole.
Moving on the step-by-step display of car assembly and then
to a "Play period" is the section called "Techoland" finsihed
the morning. In this section we tried out simulations designed
so children can experience things such as wind power and friction.
After a delicious lunch of Kobe steak and vegetables at Le
Pommier in Toyota City, we toured the Toyota Motor Company
factory. It was interesting to note the efficiency and concentration
of the workers as they did their job and the machinery they
used to facilitate their work.
Following a visit to an interactive Toyota showroom that
illustrated both Toyota cars' special features and the company's
efforts to improve their recycling program. We enjoyed a Q
& A session with some of Toyota's plant leaders. This session
was informative as our questions were answered and we were
made to feel welcome by a display of five flags that represented
the people in the room.
Thanks Toyota and KKC for another terrific day of experiences