A science show is a mixture of comedy, magic and of course lots of science.
It is a theatre performance at which scientific themes or historic events are presented.
It involves experts demonstrating science or how something works.
Debates are not an appropriate format for exchanging knowledge. Their strength is to serve as a dialogue between members of the audience.
It is an international concept that was developed in France and the main premise is that the visitors and the scientists are removed…
Research findings provide a number of good stories, which are presented in form of films at film festivals.
Children and young people like challenges. They like to participate in competitions, especially if there is an attractive prize to be won.
Universities, science centre or other institutions open their doors for one day or one weekend.
The public is invited to participate in an experiment or study thus having a large number of participants.
Games and experiments that are self explanatory are particularly enticing elements in science venues created for people who drop in.
An excursion is a trip to local places of interest e.g. sites of archaeological importance, a biotope, volcano, a geological…
Science Shops mediate between citizens, citizen groups and research institutions.
A Hackathon is an event format which is about actual problem solving. At a scientific hackathon (or hackathon), researchers, computer developers, designers and all those who enjoy tinkering come together.
An Installation is a setting that creates a context for discussion and facilitate the possibility to dialogue with people and to collect their visions on a specific topic or issue.
“It’s fooling around directly with phenomena, with tools and materials. It’s thinking with your hands and learning through doing…
Example: Science in the City Festival: a festival running in the capital city of Malta (Valletta) that uses the arts to engage visitors and make science interesting…
The concept is based on researchers visiting schools or workplaces and talk about themselves, their research and their career path.
Hollywood physics is a variation of a physics show that is based on identifying and explaining mistakes in Hollywood films in physics terms.
Design workshops are a format to develop science communication activities and strategies, in a collaboration between scientists/engineers…
DesigWhether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogging, Tumblr, or some other outlet, social media is a powerful tool to get your message out.
The World Café is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogues.
Make participants think about possible futures, as well as stimulate creative and forward thinking.
Quickly and cheaply make ideas tangible so they can be tested and evaluated by others.
By taking people out of the meeting environment, changing the setting and bringing in new elements…
To test and enhance proposals, stories or ideas by subjecting them to challenges or positive alternatives.
A Guided Tour is an activity that offers a stroll inside a premise or an outdoor experience.
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