Students from three schools in Amsterdam have had the privilege of participating in the pilot test of the Smart Kids Lab. It is a project that, driven by the Waag organization, allows children to discover and measure their environment in a fun way. With the help of small-scale tests and sensors manufactured by themselves, they can monitor everything around their home or school. Water, sound, air, soil, light… everything can be measured with self-made instruments.
The project, which is part of the European Making Sense program and has been co-funded by the European Union, is accompanied by an online platform developed in open source that offers all kinds of downloadable materials and where students can publish and share the results of their tests.