LEVEL-UP YOUR SCIENCE PROGRAM

Arludo empowers teachers to help students think like scientists

Our educational programs help students develop key 21st Century skills that are crucial for the future of our STEM workforce. Working in teams, students will learn how to collaborate and communicate.

Students learn creativity and critical thinking, developing hypotheses while engaged in a science experiment through gameplay.

We then give teachers and students data produced in gameplay to develop ICT and information literacy, key skills for a data-driven future of work where students will need to work alongside AI.

Each of our experiments are integrated across the curriculum and syllabus

Science

Maths

ICT

Psychology

Ethics

English

Over 25 different experiments and worksheets that turn your classroom into a science lab (without the mess)

See what our teachers think about Arludo in their classroom

Join the 250+ schools that are using Arludo

All subscribers gain year-round access to a team of scientists and an amazing range of digital science resources for one low annual fee

Arludo powered curriculum-linked units of work

Our 25+ mobile games turn your students into scientists. They’ll set hypotheses, collect data and analyse their findings collaboratively. All by playing video games.

Virtual incursions with active scientists

Our engaging facilitators work at leading Australian universities. They provide students with real-world insights from their research and bring our games to life.

Unique Teacher professional development opportunities

We support teachers to embed our ready-made units of work by providing them with best practices and up-to-date scientific research on ICT in education.

Run experiments and explore data in minutes

Our teacher dashboard allows you to speed up science in your classroom

Collect data with others using unique apps and games

View and analyse data with the help of interactive videos

Make conclusions and get feedback from real scientists

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Meet Arludo’s Science communicators

The best science communicators from across Australia you can count on

Subscribers can bring Arludo’s scientists to their school twice a year through virtual incursions

Run experiments and explore data with scientists in real time

Meet diverse scientists while learning about a variety of research

Learn about cutting edge research and how to get students involved

Excite and inspire your students with stories from real scientists

Access to unique professional learning

Professional learning taught by Associate Professor Michael Kasumovic – an award winning educator and researcher

Complete your professional learning on your own time

Keep up-to-date with the latest research in education

Receive discounts on in-person professional learning

We research science education

We work with universities to create new learning experiences, and improve student engagement, learning outcomes, and equity in education

Help all your students get excited about science – even those that think they don’t like it

We’ve worked with the best

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Would this be suitable for a science enrichment program?

Absolutely. Because our ecosystem of games and digital worksheets are extremely flexible, it means that student learning in science can easily be extended. That means that you can teach science extension for a group of students, or can easily create programs for gifted students.

Many of our games also allow students to create their own experiment. That means that online science learning can be extended in numerous ways.

How much does your program cost?

Our Arludo games are always free to download either via the App Store or Google Play. Students are welcome to play the games as often as they like, and always for free.

In the Arludo Science Portal we always offer a range of worksheets that accompany our games for free, allowing all students to improve their data literacy and scientific inquiry skills.

If you would like access to all the worksheets and a range of additional features and resources in the Arludo Science Portal, this can be accessed via a subscription. We offer a range of subscription options to suit everyone’s needs. 

Find out more about our pricing here if you’re a teacher or here if you’re a homeschooling parent. 

How can you use video games to teach science?

Because science games are fun! The science games that we created are all experiments – so each time students play an Arludo game, they are running an experiment and collecting data. The beauty of this approach is that students don’t know they are acting like scientists! But as they play, they are exploring a new world and learning the science concepts in the game. What’s really special is that when they start exploring the data, it quickly makes sense because of all their science experiences while playing the game.

Using videogames to teach science also works because it lowers the costs of making mistakes. Students have fun playing games and exploring the worlds that we created so they are willing to just jump in and start exploring. Even if they make a mistake, students jump right back in because the costs of making that mistake are almost non-existent. It’s discovery learning through play!

Teachers have also told us that the hardest part of teaching the science curriculum are not the topics, but teaching science skills. Arludo’s teacher portal was built to teach working scientifically skills – critical thinking, experimental design, data collection, data interpretation and analytical thinking, and making conclusions. These are the most difficult skills to teach and skills that students will use throughout their lives.

Arludo is the only company that can do this because we focus on helping students understand data by helping them practice exploring data in a comfortable environment.

Can I use Arludo to teach science online?

Absolutely! We’re experts at that. By using the science games that we built, students anywhere can work together to collect science data. We group these data and then create figures for students to explore. This means that no matter where students are, they can work together to do science experiments online. That’s why Arludo is perfect for distance education as well!

Which science topics can I teach with Arludo?

Currently, we have science games about biology, psychology, maths, and ethics. Soon we’ll be developing more games for physics and chemistry as well. So sign up to make sure you’re updated on all our new science games and science programs coming out! All the science games that we use are created by Arludo. That means we know everything about the games and can ensure that students get the most out of using our games.

Does your program match the Australian Curriculum or NSW Syllabus?

Absolutely!

The Arludo Science Platform is mapped against the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) and the NSW Syllabus in science, maths, and digital technologies for students from years 3 to 12 in Australian schools. Our science worksheets for individual games can easily be extended into other areas such as English and Art.

You can view our ACARA alignment here or download a simplified PDF version here

You can view our NSW Syllabus links here or download a simplified PDF version here

What science equipment will I need?

You won’t need any special equipment – we’re not making baking soda volcanoes here! All you’ll need is whatever device you normally use to interact with the internet. That could be a computer, chromebook, tablet, or mobile phone. These are devices every school has access to, and it doesn’t matter how old the devices are as long as they can connect to the internet.

If you’d like help setting up your devices with Arludo, just get in touch with us at info@arludo.com.

Do you collect student personal data?

Absolutely not. Each one of our users is completely anonymous to us and we can’t identify them. That means that their privacy is 100% guaranteed.

We think this is really important as real learning requires students to make mistakes, and making mistakes can make students feel vulnerable. That’s why we’ve created a comfortable environment to allow students to learn and not have to work about being identified. That’s the way it should be online.

What age group is Arludo for?

Every age! We know that sounds silly but our Founder Michael Kasumovic is an Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney and he has used Arludo to teach his students, and also with students as young as year three when he visits primary schools. Arludo games are meant for every age and we ensure our worksheets are also available for students of all ages by moderating the difficulty of the worksheets, the graphs that students explore, and the vocabulary we use.

How can you use data to teach science?

Science is all about exploring data to make conclusions – so we always wondered how students are learning science without exploring data! Most science programs focus on wrote learning and memorisation of facts. Although understanding certain concepts is important, facts are easy to collect using the internet – those aren’t the skills we should be teaching kids anymore!

What kids need to learn is how to make conclusions from the information they gather. And practicing those skills is more difficult because it requires that students have a lot of data to be able to explore and make conclusions.  Also, it requires that they do this over and over until they get the hang of it. This means you would be collecting an enormous amount of data on your own – that’s not feasible!