1st mixed workshop: Science in our lives

  1. Ice breaker: games with a co-operative parachute (10 min)
  2. Science in our lives (25 min) – large sheets of paper, colour markers

Participants work in mixed groups of adults and chidren. The facilitator asks the questions, the groups discuss it, doodle, write, draw, make notes, then one spokesperson for each group sums up and gives their reflections after each question.


a. Tell each other how you feel about science subjects, what are your favourites and why, what are the subjects you don’t like and why.

b. Tell each other how science is present in our eveyrday life. Try to find examples!

c. Tell each other about a part of your life where you think you could be better if you had more scientific knowledge.

d. Design family programmes that are close to your neighbourhood and would enhance your scentific knowledge!

3. Hullahopp (10 min)

Participants stand in a circle holding hands. They have to pass around a hullahoop without letting their hands go. The facilitator makes note of the time and encourages them to try doing it faster in the next round. If they succeed, the participants celebrate each other.

4. Success­ (15 min)large sheets of paper, colour markers

Participants work in mixed groups of adults and chidren. Their task is to discuss what success is, how they imagine a successful person. Is scientific knowledge important if we want to be successful? The groups present their opinions.

5. The parent is the best teacher (20 min)

Participants work in mixed groups of adults and chidren, but parents and their children should not be in the same group.

One adult (parent) in each group teaches something to the other group members in 5 minutes. The groups present their new knowledge.

The facilitator initiates a discussion about the role and importance of parents in their children’s education. The children tell examples of what they have learnt from their parents/grandparents.

6. Closing circle (10 min)

Participants say one word to describe how they felt themselves during the workshop. They cannot use the same expressions.