Virtual excursion to a biodiversity enrichment experiment in Indonesia

Visit a real scientific experiment that aims to test if planting multiple tree species is a good strategy for ecological restoration of oil palm landscapes.

Project EFForTS-BEE, presented by Dr. Delphine Clara Zemp initially for her students at the university of Göttingen, Germany. 

Suitable audience: University students, high school, #ecology, #agroforestry, #sustainability #English



Earth age lecture
Lecture was made in Romania and co-organised by LeWiBo, Robotics association of Romania and scientist Georgy Makhatadze

Lectures about mathematics:
Bio-chemical school lecture for age 6-12.

Podcast lectures:
We record podcasts with various scientists around the globe.
Meet our podcast on #neuroscience #community #development #openscience

Video lectures:
Board member of the Lecturers without borders Mikhail Khotyakov who is teaching mathematics in German schools shares one of his lectures for high school students starting from grade 7 or 8 about countable sets in a Hilbert Hotel example. Mikhail calls it a Naum Vilenkin Hotel, since he first learned this concept from a great popular science writer Naum Vilenkin. The latter also developed and beautified the concept.

Suitable audience: gymnasium, highschool #science #math


Board member of the Lecturers without borders Dr. Liubov Tupikina is a researcher, working on stochastic processes and applications with research groups in France, Germany, Russia.

Suitable audience: university students, high school #masterlevel #biology #maths #English 

Another lecture made by Liubov is a real class for her university students recorded via zoom. 


Board member of the Lecturers without borders Dr. Athanasia Nikolaou is a physicist who works on climate for Earth and exoplanets in the Sapienza University of Rome. Her science slam video conveys basic information on the ‘magma ocean’ stage. This stage is a key to understanding how water came to be on rocky planets, like on our Earth! Can be useful both for school students and teachers as a source for inspiration on planetary science.

Suitable audience:  #generic #entertaining #science




Two video lectures recorded by Dr. Rajinder Sharma on Joint Probability Distributions (Joint Probability Mass Function and Joint Probability Density Function cover) is an excellent opportunity for already experienced users to know more about certain areas of science. It will also be a great help for the Engineering Students studying Probability and Statistics Course.

Suitable audience:  gymnasium, high school, university #science #statistics #probability


Another video lecture made by Dr. Rajinder Sharma on Joint Probability Distributions (Covariance and Correlation), and Simple Linear Regression for the Engineering  Students studying Probability and Statistics Course.

Suitable audience:  gymnasium, high school, university #science #statistics #probability



Those of you who are fluent in Greek, can enjoy the TED Talk lecture made by our partner and friend Kosmas Gazeas from „Planets In Your Hand” project. Kosmas Gazeas studied Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received his postgraduate and doctoral degree in Observational Astrophysics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The lecture is a talk about Lunar Habitability and our efforts of visiting permanently the Moon.

Suitable audience: elementary, gymnasium, high school, general public #entertaining #science


Another contribution to our video library is made in French and is devoted to math. The author is Sergey Dovgal, a third-year PhD student in Université Paris 13.

Suitable audience: high school, universities #science #math


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Material of online lectures in mathematics, ecology and science communication

1. #maths #highschool #university #English 
2. #maths #ecology #coding #university #English 


3. #scienceoutreach #English #sciencecommunication #microbiology 



Material for climate change and the role of forests

The services of forests.

See here the presentation.

Material for Information theory 

See here the presentation. 


Material for cosmology/physics in elementary school

Take a look at last August’s Playing with Protons workshop for greek primary teachers to get familiar with all the workshops, seminars, lectures etc that took place in CERN.
Classroom activities ready to be used to complete the creative science teaching experience can be found here in english/greek.


Material for hands-on session about networks

Have a look at the material from Luis Natera on the course about networks, which he made in Spring/Summer 2019, when Luis was invited to teach an intro to network science course at ITESO as part of their international summer, an initiative that aims to connect students with international teachers:


We acknowledge the pictures from the website of Luis of networks, which he constructed with his students from the workshop.

Material for detecting exoplanets

This material concerns advanced students and is prepared by Exoworlds Spies initiative of the Europlanet Society. No telescope is needed to get started. The material can be found here.

Material from chemistry workshop

We are happy to spread the information from Open laba on the chemistry workshop we co-organised together during chemistry class in Fete de la Science, France in October 2019. The open materials can be found here.


Materials on the physics of complex systems


Here is the presentation from Berlin Science week done by physicists together with Soap box Science initiative and Mind the lab. Network picture is provided from Barabasi lab (from Nature paper published by Scientific institute there).

Material from the workshop on bio-chemistry and bioinformatics

We are happy to share the presentation from scientists, who did the presentation during Fete de la Science

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The presentation “A short tale from bio-chemistry to immunology and statistics (in the era of big data)’ Barbara Bravi and Carlos Enrique Olivares Rodriguez (researchers at laboratoire de physique de l’Ecole normale supérieure, Paris) can be found here FeteScience_2019_10_13


Material on mathematics resources

For more materials on mathematics, graph theory (level: advanced) please visit the website of Imaginary. org and

Material on climate concepts

Here you can find material for introducing principles of climate into school lessons:

The link is kindly provided by Athanasia Nikolaou, reviewer to the project.


Material from open mathematics community

We are happy to spread the information about open gallery with materials on networks and physics lectures for lecturers without borders


More open images (under creative commons license) is available here We are thankful to Imaginary for creation of open galleries at

Material for random walks

Materials are dedicated for studying random walks in a playful and interactive learnign way for young audience and for understanding scientific ideas through visualisaiont
The project by group of researchers, Aleksandra Aloric, Silvia Bartolucci and Barbara Bravi​, developed by Sari Nusier and designed by DesignScience. It was cofunded by Cultural Institute of King’s College London and NETADIS. All credits to researchers. Link here.


Material from chemical diktant, project

We are happy to spread the word about materials our collaborators from OpenLaba prepared for chimistry diktant (October 2019)



Seminar on matchstick graphs and “how-to” for applied geometry

Networks can be constructed from matchsticks and they have quite interesting properties, some of them are listed here. At the same time there are some open problems and for seminar we need just matchstick box for making a seminar for students for that.


Seminar about tilings and physics of quasicristals

Material for the seminar is kindly provided by I.Galanov and his collogues in University of Paris (see contact page of Lecturers without borders for more information).


Seminar about geometry of networks (secondary school + high-school level)


Lectures about game theory and networks (secondary school + high-school level)


Lectures on connection between the graph theory, game theory and the polyhedron theory (Pdf in English is here).


Lectures about geometry theory and applications (secondary school + high-school level)


Book from Matematicheskij praydnik (Pdf in Russian)

Lectures about graph theory and applications (secondary school + high-school level)


More materials about graph problems for secondary school students can be found in free Perelman mathematical book here.

Course on random graphs (high-school level)

Co-organized with Siargey Kachanovich, with the support of: Animaths, Animaths Prishtina, French Embassy, KEC, Mileniumi i Trete
The course was kindly shared by Nicolas Blachard and was split into two sessions per day, with Siargey Kachanovich teaching the first and Nikola K. Blanchard teaching the second. Course was taught in English.


Lectures about random walks (high-school level)

The material is collected from various mathematical and physics articles and should be understandable for students from secondary school. Link is here.
Lecture was given in winter school Piligrim (January 2019), Obninsk, Russia


Learning through games

The Wisdom Journey is a philosophical game created by ÉPhiScience.

This video is explaining the rules of the game.

Thanks to Pleen for sharing the game for free through ÉPhiScience website.




Lecture about field linguistics

A lecture made by the theoretical linguist Max Ionov about theoretical and field linguistics in Moscow Region.


The pdf file with the lecture is uploaded paris-t-seminar-intro-to-field-ling.

Material for the lecture about climate and renewable energy solutions

The cards for the activity about climate change and human impact on the climate are scanned here.
Other resources may be found on the website of the project La fresque du climat.


Seminar on graph theory and network games
(France, October 2018, Germany, December 2018)

The network games is the set of games, which we developed at Centre of Research and Interdisciplinarity with Marc Santolini.
The rules are very simple therefore the game can be played with the children
from age 5-100 (unlimited):
1. every person gets the card (where it is written with whom he is connected)
2. all game participants with cards stand in the circle and first
do not know others connections, but only their own connections.
3. the main goal of the network game is:
– to draw the network the fastest from only local connections;
– to send messages the fastest way from one person to another
through the connections of the people;
– everyone gets the card with infection, the goal is to locate infectious nodes
so that the spreading happens the fastest.
The game can be played in teams, with or without the physical links.


Lecture about forests around the world
(Indonesia, October 2018)

The lecture by SciEd for elementary schools in Indonesia can be downloaded here.


Animals living in primary forest. Background: Laser-scan picture of Harapan rainforest, Jambi, Indonesia.

Techniques for making a lecture:

Learning pyramid

Six main principles for giving a lecture, ways for constructing the efficient lecture for learning using Bloom’s taxonomy.

General suggestions 

General suggestions from Pint of Science
the power point presentation about making a good public lecture.


Seminar about mathematics of tilings


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Mathematicians can make lectures without any special devices. This makes mathematics so attractive for people, who do not have possibility to have any equipment to learn something. The information about the Robinson tilings can be found on Wolfram demonstration project page.

Lecture about network and topology objects

Questions, which we are asking is how to make the simple lecture anywhere in the remote school, where there are no materials available?

Answer: to make lecture about mathematics and more precisely about the essence of topology. If one has the piece of paper, we can easily construct the Möbius strip, from which one can easily build double-twisted strip, from which one can get two entangled ring, from which…

One can continue to the infinity. This lecture is the prototype of lectures at SciEd, which one can design not only on mathematics, but also on any subject. The idea is – to use as least amount of devices to show the beauty of subject just by inspiring children imagination.

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Lecture on climate change and emission reduction (Summer School and Respublica, Moscow, Russia, 16 August, 2018)


Presentation slides are available here. The lecture was in English and discussions with general public in Russian.



Games and drawing activity about ecology for elementary schools (Indonesia, August 2018)

Activities for children inspired from our research about tree leaves diversity in Indonesia:

  1. Leaf sampling and identification with herbarium
  2. Drawing colorful leaf patterns
  3. Leaf sorting

Download the detailed description of the activities here.



Science slam on “dragons” of planetary formation (Potsdam, July 2018)

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Video by Athanasia Nikolaou is recorded at science slam: video link, Helmholtz Next Gen conference July 2018, Potsdam, Germany.

Title: “Magma oceans: Searching for dragons in the beginning of (solar system) time.”


Lecture about astronomy and mathematics
(Caucus, Russia, August 2018)


Place of the lecture: (Balanpalar, Russia, 2018)

Download the detailed presentation here. Programs used for activities: free Stellarium.


Lecture-online made on graph theory problems (München, Germany, 2018)

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Lectures on discrete mathematics and applications
(Nepal, November 2017)



Full slides can be found on slide-share-lectures (fractals) yadisk-website (random walks).


Lectures on climate dynamics
(Nepal, November 2017)

Slides for lecture on climate are uploaded here.



Lectures about mathematics for the smallest children are based on the book “Adventures of Kubarik” (“Приключения Кубарика”)




Slides from the lecture “Mathematics around us” in pdf from the summer school “Maths et etoiles”
(France, July 2018)





Lecture with mathematical demonstrations
(France, June 2018)

Great website from Mathematic Wolfram allows to make colourful demonstrations to students of all levels. Check their website here.