Science is a creative, tentative human endeavour. Many students disengage with science because it is presented in the classroom as a body of knowledge which is unchanging, absolute and with little real connection to everyday life.

Kiwrious allows students to experience the fun, creative and social nature of science first-hand. A set of low cost plug and play sensors make invisible natural phenomena visible, encouraging children to let their innate curiosity run wild and free.

They can investigate their body, their pets, their surroundings and environment to find answers to their questions and understand the world around them.

The Kiwrious science platform is student-driven and encourages students to formulate inquiries, make multiple observations, represent their findings in creative ways and discuss what they have found with their friends.

Students can also use the sensors with Kiwrious Play, which connects the sensors to the scratch programming platform and allows students to create animations, games and other projects that react to their real world environment.

Supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Curious Minds grant, we are conducting a national pilot with Kiwrious sensor kits in 35 schools across a range of deciles in New Zealand.

www.kiwrious.com

PUBLICATIONS

Sensor-Based Interactive Worksheets to Support Guided Scientific Inquiry

Cao, J., Chan, S.W.T., Garbett, D.L., Denny, P., Nassani, A., Scholl, P.M. and Nanayakkara, S., 2021. Sensor-Based Interactive Worksheets to Support Guided Scientific Inquiry. In Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’21), June 24–30, 2021, Athens, Greece. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 7 pages.

Kiwrious

Science is a creative, tentative human endeavour. Many students disengage with science because it is presented in the classroom as a body of knowledge which is unchanging, absolute and with little real connection to everyday life.

Kiwrious allows students to experience the fun, creative and social nature of science first-hand. A set of low cost plug and play sensors make invisible natural phenomena visible, encouraging children to let their innate curiosity run wild and free.

They can investigate their body, their pets, their surroundings and environment to find answers to their questions and understand the world around them.

The Kiwrious science platform is student-driven and encourages students to formulate inquiries, make multiple observations, represent their findings in creative ways and discuss what they have found with their friends.

Students can also use the sensors with Kiwrious Play, which connects the sensors to the scratch programming platform and allows students to create animations, games and other projects that react to their real world environment.

Supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Curious Minds grant, we are conducting a national pilot with Kiwrious sensor kits in 35 schools across a range of deciles in New Zealand.

www.kiwrious.com

PUBLICATIONS

Sensor-Based Interactive Worksheets to Support Guided Scientific Inquiry

Cao, J., Chan, S.W.T., Garbett, D.L., Denny, P., Nassani, A., Scholl, P.M. and Nanayakkara, S., 2021. Sensor-Based Interactive Worksheets to Support Guided Scientific Inquiry. In Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’21), June 24–30, 2021, Athens, Greece. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 7 pages.

Science is a creative, tentative human endeavour. Many students disengage with science because it is presented in the classroom as a body of knowledge which is unchanging, absolute and with little real connection to everyday life.

Kiwrious allows students to experience the fun, creative and social nature of science first-hand. A set of low cost plug and play sensors make invisible natural phenomena visible, encouraging children to let their innate curiosity run wild and free.

They can investigate their body, their pets, their surroundings and environment to find answers to their questions and understand the world around them.

The Kiwrious science platform is student-driven and encourages students to formulate inquiries, make multiple observations, represent their findings in creative ways and discuss what they have found with their friends.

Students can also use the sensors with Kiwrious Play, which connects the sensors to the scratch programming platform and allows students to create animations, games and other projects that react to their real world environment.

Supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Curious Minds grant, we are conducting a national pilot with Kiwrious sensor kits in 35 schools across a range of deciles in New Zealand.

www.kiwrious.com

PUBLICATIONS

Sensor-Based Interactive Worksheets to Support Guided Scientific Inquiry

Cao, J., Chan, S.W.T., Garbett, D.L., Denny, P., Nassani, A., Scholl, P.M. and Nanayakkara, S., 2021. Sensor-Based Interactive Worksheets to Support Guided Scientific Inquiry. In Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’21), June 24–30, 2021, Athens, Greece. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 7 pages.

Kiwrious

Science is a creative, tentative human endeavour. Many students disengage with science because it is presented in the classroom as a body of knowledge which is unchanging, absolute and with little real connection to everyday life.

Kiwrious allows students to experience the fun, creative and social nature of science first-hand. A set of low cost plug and play sensors make invisible natural phenomena visible, encouraging children to let their innate curiosity run wild and free.

They can investigate their body, their pets, their surroundings and environment to find answers to their questions and understand the world around them.

The Kiwrious science platform is student-driven and encourages students to formulate inquiries, make multiple observations, represent their findings in creative ways and discuss what they have found with their friends.

Students can also use the sensors with Kiwrious Play, which connects the sensors to the scratch programming platform and allows students to create animations, games and other projects that react to their real world environment.

Supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Curious Minds grant, we are conducting a national pilot with Kiwrious sensor kits in 35 schools across a range of deciles in New Zealand.

www.kiwrious.com

PUBLICATIONS

Sensor-Based Interactive Worksheets to Support Guided Scientific Inquiry

Cao, J., Chan, S.W.T., Garbett, D.L., Denny, P., Nassani, A., Scholl, P.M. and Nanayakkara, S., 2021. Sensor-Based Interactive Worksheets to Support Guided Scientific Inquiry. In Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’21), June 24–30, 2021, Athens, Greece. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 7 pages.