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The Nysgjerrigper Science Knowledge Project for children in primary school has been administrated under the auspices of the Research Council of Norway for more than 15 years.

Who is Nysgjerrigper?

In Norwegian the name Nysgjerrigper is the equivalent to the English curious George. In other words, a person who wants to know about everything that is going on, and questions every topic.

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Science resources for kids

Nysgjerrigper offers a variety of resources to stimulate children's curiousity, interest and imagination. Experiments, articles and multimedia are, among other things, designed to enhance knowledge and awareness of research activities.

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The Nysgjerrigper Method

The Nysgjerrigper Method, a teachers' guide to scientific methods, is a tool designed for primary school teachers and pupils. The objective is to inspire educators and communicators to put scientific working methods on the agenda.

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Articles in English

The Nysgjerrigper magazine is published four times a year, with lots of interesting articles on famous explorers, archaeology, space, strange animals and much, much more.

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Children's attitudes towards science

Did you know that drawings children sent to Nysgjerrigper in the 1990s generally depicted male scientists in laboratory situations? None of the drawings showed female scientists at work.

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Nysgjerrigper goes international

In addition to national activities, Nysgjerrigper also participates in international conferences and gatherings. Within its field, Nysgjerrigper is significant, even in a European perspective. Here are some examples.

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Nysgjerrigper's highlights!

Nysgjerrigper ? The Research Council of Norway's project for primary school children ? takes part in a variety of activities throughout the year. Here are some highlights from the two previous years.

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Multimedia at

The web site has several multimedia presentations, and they have translated three of them into English. Curious? Have a look!

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Contact us!

If you have a question, comment or suggestion, please contact us.

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  2. body and health
  3. language
  4. space
  5. ocean and water
  6. animals and nature
  7. technology
  8. environment
  9. all

The Research Council of Norway
Stensberggata 26
0131 Oslo
Tel 22 03 75 55/70 00
Fax 22 03 70 01

Marit Møllhausen

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