Your research in primary schools

Making your research understandable for primary education will give you new insights into your work as a researcher, as well as giving children a chance to get in touch with science at a younger age. The Science Education Hub guides Radboud University researchers at different stages of their careers in making their research accessible to primary school teachers and pupils.

Elementary school classroom: enthusiastic teacher with tablet computer explains to brilliant young children how wind turbines work.

Researcher in the classroom

Primary school pupils and researchers certainly have one thing in common: curiosity! Who better to learn about research from than the researcher herself? During 'Researcher in the classroom', children, together with a researcher, explore the research theme of this researcher in a fun, interactive way.

PhD students, post-docs and other researchers from Radboud University and Radboudumc can participate in this project, which focuses on a visit to two primary school classes. Researchers who participate in this project for the first time follow the short course 'Get children exited about science'. In this course you will be prepared for your visit.


If you have participated before, you do not need to take the course again. You can then sign up directly.

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Valorisation support

The Science Education Hub is happy to help you explore methods valorisation that engage children and/or teachers in primary education with research. For example, for support in investigative activities for children in ongoing research, or if you need help with new research proposals and grant applications.

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Radboud Science Awards

Researchers from Radboud University and Radboudumc who want to adapt their scientific breakthroughs into learning and teaching materials for primary school pupils have a chance to win one of three Radboud Science Awards each year. During the award ceremony, winners present their research to primary school students. In the months after their victory the researchers develop educational activities for primary schools based on their research in a Radboud Science Teams.

Previous winners Radboud Science Awards

Application Form for Researcher Classroom Visits

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How wonderful that you’ve decided to take part in our ‘Researcher Classroom Visits’. This form is for researchers who have previously participated in this programme and who have completed the preparatory course. Any researchers who have not previously participated can apply for the ‘Getting Kids Excited About Science’ course via gROW.

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