Idea: science packs for schools?

Eike Rathke erack at
Wed Nov 30 20:45:09 UTC 2016


On Friday, 2016-11-25 14:32:25 +0100, Matthias Kirschner wrote:

> One idea which came up is to support pupils to learn more about how
> computer work, and promote hacking by providing "science packs" with
> small hackable computers, and some modules, sensors etc. 

Maybe interesting to German readers:

It doesn't only list what "packages" already exist (some a tad old
though) but also gives a short overview about what qualifies a learning

> What do you think about making it easier for pupils to get access to
> such tools. E.g. by having some packs in the libraries or for school
> projects? 

In general yes, though if hardware based then for school projects they
have to be offered in quantities to supply (multiple) entire classes or
courses. In which case it's also difficult to make schools actually
*want* them to use. Need approval, financial care, interested teachers,
depending on country/state buy-in from ministry, yadayada..

> If you like it, do you have an idea how you could make sure that
> children who are interested in that are connected around Europe? (E.g.
> in Germany there is something called "Jugend hackt" -- youth is hacking
> -- Is there something similar on a EU level? Or are there other ideas?)

Just found at (now even was at Seoul btw ;-)


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