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Pixels or plasticine: evoking curiosity to engage children with data

Wolff, Annika; Petre, Marian and van der Linden, Janet (2017). Pixels or plasticine: evoking curiosity to engage children with data. In: Designing for Curiosity workshop at CHI 2017, 7 May 2017, Denver, Colorado.

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Abstract

‘Pixels or plasticine’ took complex data collected from smart city research into school and used it to teach data skills to thirteen 10-year-old students. Contributing to teaching about renewable energy, the activities engaged children with data that showed roofs in a UK town, allowing the children to reason about different buildings’ potential for generating solar
energy. The data was collected using LiDAR technology during an aerial survey of the region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Extra Information: Poster presented at 'CHI 2017: Designing for curiosity' (An interdisciplinary workshop)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 49424
Depositing User: Annika Wolff
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 15:59
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 15:59
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49424
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