The Hands-on Science Network

Hands-on Science Network

The Hands-on Science network aim to contribute to the generalisation innovation and improvement of Science & Technology education at basic vocational training and secondary schools by hands-on experimental investigative practice in the classroom.

 ... bringing hands-on active learning of Science into the classroom and into the

soul and spirit of the School ...


Educating for Science and through Science 



Next annual conference:


13th International Conference on Hands-on Science.
Brno, Czech Republic. July 18 to 22, 2016.



Hands-on Science  Brightening our future, ISBN 978-989-8798-01-5



Hands-on Science  Science Education with and for Society, ISBN 978-989-98032-5-1



Proceedings book  of the 10th Hands-on Science Conference, HSCI2013


Proceedings of the 9th Hands-on Science Conference, HSCI2012


 Proceedings of the 8th Hands-on Science Conference, HSCI2011



School' Robotics Comenius teacher training courses 2015/16


News and Events


Associação Hands-on Science Network

Rua 1º de Maio, 2, 2º, 4730-734 Vila Verde, Portugal


to become a member of HSCI

The Hands-on Science Network is a  international association (non profit NGO) legally registered in Portugal (NIPC 508050561) and with worldwide intervention.

It was established based on the homonimous project supported by the European Commission (Socrates/Comenius 3 project 110157-CP-1-2003-1-PT-COMENIUS-C3) under the coordination of Prof. Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Costa ( at the Physics Department of the University of Minho, enroling innitially partners from 10 European countries: