Self-Explanatory Experiments/Games

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Games and experiments that are self-explanatory are particularly enticing elements in science venues created for people who drop in. These are activities that are explained either by posters or short leaflets. This gives the visitor the opportunity to approach the activity at his or her own speed and interest.


Experiments can be an efficient way to catch the visitors’ interest and at the same time they can convey knowledge about science and research or current issues.

Target groups

  • Format can be adapted to different publics

Everyone who is knowledgeable and experienced in an interesting topic and can offer a game or experiment.


  • Think about what game or experiment you want to present
  • Decide on a venue
  • Consider what materials or technical requirements you need
  • Promote your activity


Consider how many people can play at a time as well as how you want to deal with participants who are waiting in the queue. To attract more people, it might be a good idea to have some prizes for the participants of a game.