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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

12th International Conference on Hands-on Science. HSCI2015


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






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Associação Hands-on Science Network

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


to become a member of HSCI:

Please use the electronic member registration system (here)

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

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:




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