• Do your secondary students need more motivation?
  • Do they understand the scientific methodology?
  • Would they want to take part in a science game?

The European ‘Research Game’ will inspire and teach your students the value and methodology of scientific research.

The Research Game project will motivate secondary school students by replicating the  excitement of scientific research. The Project will create an Internet-based game to develop an understanding of research work and to teach best practices.

In the game students will collaborate internationally across Europe, to build hypotheses, research and test the validity of their hypothesis and finalise a theory based on their findings. Students will be expected to share their research findings with other groups.

There will be a full set of guides for students and teachers, plus introductory videos and training.

The students will learn in a fun and engaging way the logical thinking and deductive reasoning that is a core skill that is not only required for science, but in all their futures.

Aims of the project

To excite young students in:

  • Understanding scientific research
  • To enhance their ability to realise creative thinking
  • To apply test and hypothesis
  • To build confidence and practicality
  • To develop research projects as a tool in the world of work.
  • To support European teachers to use game-based innovative approaches



Students will be immersed in research as players, collaborating as in a real scientific group and collaborating with students of other countries.


Final resources

  1. Repository of academic and best practice literature       
  2. Collaborative Internet-based ‘Research game’
  3. Large scale pilot across Europe
  4. Game guides for teachers and students
  5. Workshops and guides for teachers based on the experience
  6. Methodology, Case studies, Use case scenarios
  7. Final awards conference.



Research_Game has been funded with support from the European Commission (Grant Number 527547-LLP-1-2012-1-IT-COMENIUS-CMP). This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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