Innovative methodologies

Explore best practices collected by the teams in 7 different European countries through our M.A.R.CH project or check out best practice from individual countries:

United Kingdom We make science real by training our teachers.
Germany  We offer our educators the best resources.
Greece The feedback from our students show us the way to improve our teaching. 
Portugal  Using multimedia material, we make science education attractive.
Bulgaria We bring technology in every school across the country.
Lithuania Organised events offer our educators the possibility to exchange ideas.

M.A.R.CH Educational toolkit

The educational toolkit for the school pilots was developed for educators to help them design and apply the pilots in their schools, spreading innovation and excellence in science teaching across Europe. The toolkit is available to download here (PDF) and includes the 21 good practices collected and successfully applied to schools in all partner countries, lesson plan templates, questionnaires, resources and guidelines on how to present the results at the end. 

Read the Final Report of the Pilots or explore the activities in all 7 countries.

Workshops in schools

Get ideas or directly borrow resources from the examples of workshops on Physics and astronomy, Electricity and lightning, Music and mobile devices developed for over 10 years by the British Council in France in their Science in Schools programme.

Lesson plans, activities and videos

Explore a wealth of ready-to-use materials in this resource pack for teachers developed in France.

Shakespeare Lives in Science exhibition

This exhibition was developed with scientists who took inspiration from Shakespeare’s works. It is suitable to show on screens or to print, and the texts are also available for translations. 

British Council's Voices magazine

The Voices online magazine offers a range of interesting texts that could be used in the classroom. Search for the science articles by filtering your results, and be prepared to read some amazing stories by scientists from all over the world!  

FameLab videos in the classroom

Searching on YouTube you will find over 35,000 videos by young scientists who have taken part in the world’s fastest growing competition for science communication, FameLab. Famelab is organised in Cyprus yearly. More information can be found here.

Science role models

Since 2007 UK-born FameLab which is the brainchild of the Cheltenham Science Festival, has been an international competition. There are literally thousands of young career scientists in over 35 countries who have competed. They are keen to be invited to your classrooms!