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PLATON offers a series of inquiry activities for teahcers to do. The PLATON inquiry activities are designed to simulate real-life challenges and give insight to students on contemporary science achievements. Our activities are devided into two categories; Type I and Type II. Below you may find our list of Type I activities. Type I activities are short term activities (3 didactical hours maximum). Type  II activities are longer-term projects which include a series of type I activities. Fill free to use them in class and tell us what you think of them!

Long-term projects for schools


Craters On Mars
Geography, Mathematics, Biology

How much do craters tell us about life on Earth and other planets?

Planet Trajectories
Mathematics, Physics

How do planets orbit around the Sun and how does that affect them?

Life on Mars
Biology, Environmental sciences

Is there life on Mars and how can we find out?

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Driving a robot
Environmental Siences, Computer Sciences

Are you ready to programme a robot and drive it?

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Soil Ingredients
Biology, Geology, Chemistry

How can we identify the ingredients of a soil sample? Can soil tell the story of the area?

Geology, Environment

What is the impact of Earthquakes on our lives and our planet?

Impacts and Momentum
Physics, Mathematics

Discover the conservation of momentum through impacts.

Circular Motion
Physics, Mathematics

Learn about circular motion by studying celestial objects.

Electromagnetic Radiation
Physics, Mathematics

Myths and truths about electromagnetic radiation.

Renewable Energy
Physics, Environment

What are the sources of renewable energy?

Food Chains
Chemistry, Biology

What are food chains and how do they affect us?

States of Matter
Chemistry, Physics

Play with the states of matter.

Healthy Living
Chemistry, Biology

What are the rules for healthy leaving?

Eco Footprints
Chemistry, Biology, Environment

What is our ecological footprint on Earth?

Food and Nanotechnology
Chemistry, Biology

Food on a microscale.

Physics, Environment

Do you really know how seasons are caused?

Electric Circuits
Physics, Mathematics

Ready to build your own circuits?

EMR and Humans
Physics, Biology

The impact of electromagnetic radiation on our lives.

Ethno-astronomy I
Mathematics, Astronomy

Do you know what ethno-astronomy is?

Ethno-astronomy I -Trigonometry

Ethno-astronomy II
Mathematics, Astronomy

Do you know what ethno-astronomy is?

Ethno-astronomy II - Exponentials

Ethno-astronomy III
Mathematics, Astronomy

Do you know what ethno-astronomy is?

Ethno-astronomy III - Logarithmics

Life of Stars
Chemistry, Astrononomy

Discover how matter in the universe was formed.

Chemistry, Biology

How do plants feed?

Solar Wind
Physics, Environment

What is Solar Wind and how can it affect the Earth?

Brain and Electricity
Physics, Biology

How does our brain work?


Discover the magic of symmetry in nature.

Fibonacci numbers

Play with the secrets of the Fibonacci numbers.


What are fractals?

Optics and Telescopes
Mathematics Physics

Learn about the history of telescopes.

Physics, Biology

Is radioactivity harmful to people? 


Unravel the mysteries of the DNA

Biology, Environment

What is biodiveristy?




PLATON is a two-year European project launched on September 2016. It aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachers’ training framework which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:

- Promoting student-centred teaching approaches;

- Promoting a holistic interdisciplinary approach;

- Support the use of online educational tools;

- Support the meaningful collaboration between teachers of the same school.


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