Monday, 27 January 2020

European Chain Reaction Newsflash 2020

Thanks to all and have fun watching the video!

All the best from Austria and an amazing year! :)

Friday, 10 January 2020

13 - Iceland - Technical Chain Reaction

Here is our chain reaction video from Iceland

12 - Latvia - Technical Chain Reaction

Hello from Latvia!

We wish you A Happy New Year!

Enjoy our chain reaction!

Good luck to everyone!

11 - Serbia - Technical Chain Reaction

Greetings from Serbia!

10 - Poland - Technical Chain Reaction

Here is the Chain Reaction from Poland! We hope you like it!

9 - Austria - Technical Chain Reaction

Hey everyone! 

Happy new year to all!!!

We did a chain reaction at the other school, VS Trahütten, and had lot of fun doing it. Our chain is with some instruments and it is a small riddle! Thanks to all participants with the amazing and creative ideas. Have lot of fun and all the best - we see you (you will see us ;) )! 

8 - England - Technical Chain Reaction

Hi everyone!
Our chain reaction included the input of about 140 students in a tiny hall! We were only allowed to use recyclables and things we found around the school. It proved to be quite hard but we had an absolute blast (as you can hear from all the giggles!! Hope you enjoy!!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏

7 - Sweden - Technical Chain Reaction

Here is our Technical Chain Reaction 2020. Hope you enjoy it!

Greatings from Kallingeskolan, Sweden

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

6 - Finland - Technical Chain Reaction

Hello friends!

Here is the Technical Chain Reaction from Finland!

This time a little Lego-boy visits our class and finds a group of very tired students. Maybe they haven't gone to bed early enough during the Christmas break?

What can be done to activate the students?

Enjoy! And good luck to everyone!

5 - Germany - Technical Chain Reaction

Hello Europe,
here comes the German TCR 2020. We hope, you like our little film. This year, we worked together with some pupils of the primary school "Freie Schule". We enjoyed the building of our chain very much and we made some great inventions together.
We also look forward to watch your chain reactions and we are very excited to see the newsflash.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

4 - Norway - Technical Chain Rection

The students in the 7th grade programmed a couple of Edison robots to help us with the chain reaction this year. We hope you like the result.
Good luck to all of you in the competition!

3 - Spain (Catalonia) - Technical Chain Reaction

Here's the technical chain reaction created by pupils of fifth and sixth grade from Casa Nostra primary school in Banyoles. Hope you enjoy it. Good luck everyone!

2 - Slovenia - Technical Chain Reaction

Hello from Preska Primary School,
We are proud to present 📢 our ***Technical Chain 2020***

We work 🔨🔧 🔮hard 🔩 and have fun also 😉
You too have watching it  😃.

Let´s start 3... 2... 1... 🎬

We are looking forward to read your comments ...
     ... and we wish you good luck at voting! 🏆🏆🏆

Monday, 6 January 2020

1 - Belgium - Technical Chain Reaction

Hi to all you scientists and fans,

Qworzó - Belgium proudly presents its technical chain reaction 2020!

Some weeks ago 36 brilliant engineers mastered to create this Rube Goldberg Machine.

We hope you may enjoy watching our chain as much as we did while building it!

We look forward to watching all your chains appear to the blog! We want to wish you the best of luck with the voting in a couple of weeks and we look forward to reading your comments!

Please share our video wherever you want!

Kind regards,

The children in year 6 at Qworzó, Merksplas, Belgium

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Finnish Human Reaction

We're a bit late with this human chain reaction, since I got the invitation to this blog today!

Have a great New Year!

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Friday, 20 December 2019

The students from Moldova are presented!
The human chain reaction will follow

Human Chain Reaction 2020

Here is our Human Chain Reaction.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, 19 December 2019

OŠ Preska, Human chain reaction

Here is our human chain reaction.

Have a nice Christmas holidays and Happy New Year from Slovenia.

Students and teachers of Primary School Preska

Latvia - Human Chain Reaction

Hello From Latvia!

We are Sanija, Sabīne, Lauris, Paula, Ēriks and we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The Austrian Human Chain Reaction

Our school is in the mountains and so we did a chain reaction in the snow. You really need the music - it is much more fun! :)

Merry christmas and a happy new year to all!

Greets from VS Trahütten, Austria!

Monday, 16 December 2019

Saturday, 14 December 2019

The Norwegian Human Chain Reaction

Here is the entry from the Norwegian school. Good luck - and Merry Christmas to all of you!

Belgium - Human Chain Reaction

Hi all,

This year these 36 12-year olds will be building the Belgian Chain reaction.

Good luck to all participants and have a nice X-mas holiday!

Team Belgium

Friday, 13 December 2019

Human chain reaction-Germany

Hello project-partners, our HCR 2020 is a little game, we played for you. We hope, you will enjoy it as much as we did.
Yours Kindergarten Rasselbande

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The rules of the game

The European Chain Reaction 2020 is a science/art project for primary schools wishing to create, film and upload a "Rube-Goldberg/Robert Storm Petersen-like" chain reaction. This project is a competition and a European collaboration! The school which uploads the most astonishing, creative chain reaction not only wins a trophy, but also wins tons of fame!  In the end all videos will be emerged into ONE BIG CROSS BORDER EUROPEAN CHAIN REACTION (look at the European Chain Reaction 2016)!

This eTwinning project allows as many as possible European schools - all from different countries - to enter the competition! By entering the competition you agree to the following rules:


- When you enter the competition, your school e-mails an image of the school and a short text in which the school presents herself!
- Your kids present themselves in a short video.  The best way to do this is by presenting themselves in a human chain reaction.  This video should be uploaded by Friday December 2oth  2019
- You and your class will have until Friday January 10th 2020 to create, practice, film and upload a video of your chain reaction to a videosite (like Vimeo, Youtube, ...) and embed it in this blog.
- When all videos are uploaded to the blog every school will watch the entries of the other participants and will decide on wich countries receive wich amount of points.
All points should be e-mailed to Nataša Majstrović by Tuesday January 21st 2020.
On Friday January 24th the class of Johannes Windisch will record a newsflash announcing who will be the winner of the project. The link to this video will be kept secret until Monday January 27th 11:00
(Brussels time). 
- On Monday January 27th 11:00 Brussels time the video will be embedded into the website, so everyone can find out how well they scored in this competition and how fabulous the ECR 2020 really is! The winning school wins the everlasting respect of all the other participants!


1. Only one school from each country will be allowed to enter. We would like to have as many as possible European countries involved!

2. The European Chain Reaction 2020 project is for primary schools and kindergarten schools only!

3. Once you have agreed to enter and submitted your request to the project coordinator, Dave Schrauwen you will receive an invitation to become a partner in the project, followed later by a separate invitation to contribute to the project's blog. You need to sign up for the blog, whereby you will be able to upload your finished chain reaction in due course. In addition, please send Joe Robinson a brief description of your school, along with a photograph, that Joe will add to the blog, so that each country can see who is taking part.

4. All schools will upload a short video in which they present themselves so all contestants can get to know their opponents/partners!  The best way to do this is by creating a human chain reaction video!

5. The actual technological chain reaction should be created and practiced by the students and their teachers (giving them advice) only!  The chain reaction has to be a technological chain reaction. Children may appear in the video shortly, but the technological aspect is the most important!  Look at the winning 2011 video for a very good exemple!

6. The length of the chain reaction video should be at least 30 seconds.  The video may be shot by the teacher or the children.

7. Every partner is responsible for his own entry!  When inserting music into the video, please use music that is copyright free.  You could use a creative commons sound or song.  You can find free sounds and music here:

8. All entries should be completed by Friday January 10th 2020. When your chain reaction is ready, you upload the video of this chain reaction to the blog, via using either the “upload video” section of the site, or by uploading your video to Vimeo, YouTube, ... then copying and pasting the embed code into your blog post. All files MUST be uploaded by Friday January 10th, as each country will then need to watch all the entries and judge them during the following weeks - Monday January 13th - Tuesday January 21st.

9. Please encourage your children to post a comment on the videos sent in by other countries.  By doing so, your children will learn some ICT -skills and learn to express themselves in a foreign language.

10. Once you and your pupils have watched each entry and chosen your favourites, email your choices to Nataša Majstrović, BEFORE Wednesday January 22nd, so the pupils of Johannes create and record the newsflash on who is the winner of the project on Friday January 24th. YOU MUST NOT VOTE FOR YOUR OWN ENTRY!

11.  The newsflash in which the winner of the competition will be announced and the European Chain Reaction will be showed will be added to the blog on Monday January 27th at 11:00 Brussels time, in order for everyone to find out at the same time who has won the competition!

GOOD LUCK to all countries! Enjoy making your entry, and watching all the other entries!

Michael Purves & Dave Schrauwen

Project founders