An essential part of the Science Film Festival is offering activities that supplement the themes explored in the films, through hands-on experiments, projects or learning games offered for young audiences at the screenings. Festival partners from all participating countries exchange and adapt ideas for educational activities, which supplement the films at an international workshop and subsequent national workshops. The Science Film Festival offers an effective and enjoyable learning environment though this multidisciplinary approach.
In this section, facilitators, teachers and parents can find activities that connect to early learners, primary and secondary school films at the annual Science Film Festival. These include learning games, projects and hands-on experiments that can be done before or after visiting the festival to enrich the experience.
The Science Film Festival Activities Development Workshop 2021 was held online from August 2 to 13. The aim was to jointly develop learning activities for early learners, primary and secondary school level students, which connect to the official selection of the Science Film Festival. The activity guidelines are intended for teachers and parents interested to conduct extension activities around the themes introduced by the films. The workshop was organized by the Goethe-Institut with Dr. Stuart Kohlhagen as Lead Facilitator. Dr. Kohlhagen, has has led the delivery of numerous international workshops on exhibit development and has been especially active in supporting professional development of science center staff from diverse countries. He is a member of the education committee of the Australian Academy of Sciences.