Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The voting table

Hi all,

Maybe you want to see how much votes you got from which country?

Well, just have a look at this voting table and find out!

Thanks for another great edition of The European Chain!


Monday, 30 January 2017

Results Newsflash!

ECR2017 from Qworzo L6 on Vimeo.

The results are in! Have a watch of the ECR 2017 Newsflash video to see where your country finished in this year's competition! Thank you to all of the partners for making this another fantastic edition of this brilliant science based eTwinning project!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Chain Reaction from The Netherlands

Our friends in The Netherlands made a great chain too! Please enjoy their chain reaction here:

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

How to water the plants with the help of Technical Chain Reaction

With love from Armenia. Dear friends, as this winter is very cold and snowy, the school in Armenia are re-opened only yesterday. Of course we know that we are out of voting and competition now, but as the students were very inspired with the project and the idea, we have decided to show you our video.

Friday, 13 January 2017

21 - Hungary - Technical Chain Reaction

Here is our chain reaction for 2017. It was planned by students of grade 5 and some students of Grade 7  and 8 helped them to build and film chain reaction. In fact all the videos were recorded and edited by students. I hope you enjoy watching our chain as much as we enjoyed building and filming it. 
Happy new year to all of you!

20 - Israel - Technical Chain Reaction

19 - Iceland - Technical Chain Reaction

Technical Chain Reaction from Iceland

Happy new year to all of you new and old participants. We are really exited to watch your chains we always learn a lot of you.  We have taken part in this project 7 times before and we really like it. Students in the fourth grade, who are now 10 years old, made the chain this time. In fourth grade we have nearly 50 children who had to work together and agree on how the chain should look like. They cooperated great and enjoyed themselves planing and creating it. We look forward seeing all the chains that are here on the blog and learn about how others have worked together at this same project. We hope you have fun watching it and greetings to all of you.👀

18 - Germany - Technical Chain Reaction

Tech. Chain Reaction 2017 Germany from Marko Hänel on Vimeo.

Hello everybody,
here comes the German chain reaction. We hope you enjoy it, our bunnies did.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

17 - Poland - Technical Chain Reaction

We are happy to present our chain reaction. It's been made by 2nd, 5th and 6th graders. Hope you enjoy it!

16 - Luxembourg - Technical Chain Reaction

16. Luxembourg
Here is our effort for this year. Hope you enjoy it, depsite the few technical problems with our electric trains!

ECR 2017 final Luxembourg from Yannick Loiseau on Vimeo.

15 - Slovenia - Technical Chain Reaction

Here is are work:
Good luck to all from Slovenia.
Pupils and teachers from OŠ Preska, Medvode.

14 - Lithuania - Technical Chain Reaction

13 - Italy - Technical Chain Reaction

Here we are ! Class 5b   Scuola Primaria di Ghilarza!
School under rebuilding and so .....
Greetings from Sardinia!

12 - Bulgaria - Technical Chain Reaction

Greetings from Bulgaria!   Good luck for all!

The 3 - 6  year old young scientists from Preschool "Tzvetni pesachinki" say "Hello Europe!"

Enjoy our chain reaction!


11 - Latvia - Technical Chain Reaction

Hello from Latvia!

We wish you good luck! 

Enjoy our chain reaction!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

10 - Finland - Technical Chain Reaction


Here is the Technical Chain Reaction from Finland! We hope you will enjoy it!

Greetings from the 6th grade and Sari, the teacher

Ps. We will move to high school next year, so this is the last time we made a chain reaction like this. Sari, the teacher, will also start working in another school next fall.

9 - Norway - Technical Chain Reaction

Hi, Europe!
We had great fun making this Chain Reaction - we hope you'll have as much fun watching it!
Good luck to you all!

Technical greetings from
31 four graders and their teachers

8 - Scotland - Technical Chain Reaction

The 7 and 8 year old young scientists from Yester Primary School in Scotland all say "Hello Europe!"

As is always the case for our pupils, the children themselves in the class discussed, planned and implemented the chain reaction from start to finish. 

Apart from some outside help from local drone owner, Gary Crowe, (who we thank sincerely for his time and efforts) this chain is as you see - the work of the kids. 

We hope you enjoy it, and we'd like to wish "Good Luck" to all teams in ECR2017!

 Best wishes from the children in P4, at Yester Primary School!

7 - Belgium - Technical Chain Reaction

Hi to all you scientists and fans,

Qworzó - Belgium proudly presents its technical chain reaction 2017!

Some weeks ago 7 brilliant engineers mastered to create a water-bottle-rocket for a science competition which could fly in the air for about 10 seconds. 

Now we wanted to create a Rube Goldberg Machine to launch our rocket.  

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

Click on HD to watch our video in HD and turn up the volume!

6 - Spain (Catalonia) - Technical Chain Reaction

5 - Sweden - Technical Chain Reaction

Here is Sweden's Technical Chain Reaction 2017

4 – Slovakia – Technical Chain Reaction

Friday, 30 December 2016

The Hungarian Team

Hi Everybody and greetings from Hungary! Sorry for being that late, but we had some technical problems with editing and uploading the human chain. The technical chain will be in time. :)

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Portugal Human Chain Reaction

Hi from Kilglass National School in Ireland.  This is our first eTwinning project and our first Chain Reaction event.  We have a short introduction which was rushed because of the Christmas madness.

                            Happy Holidays everyone!    Peter Kane-Project coordinator

Looking forward to the January Challenge.

Saturday, 24 December 2016


This is the first time for us to participate in this project. It has been very fun and we hope we can join you next year as well! Good luck to all of you!

Follow the link to watch our video

The human chain reaction from Sweden

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Hello from Slovenia

We are 7th grade from OŠ Preska and we prepared for you our Human chain reaction and introduce you our school.

And of course we Wish you merry Christmas and happy New Year!
Pupils and teachers from OŠ Preska

Happy New Year 2017

Here is the video from Luxembourg. Enjoy everybody!

European Chain Reaction 2017 : Luxembourg Human Reaction from Yannick Loiseau on Vimeo.


Merry Christmas from Slovakia!


The human chain reaction- Germany

We hope, you enjoy our little film. It was very difficult to write our names with bricks and it took much time, but we had lots of fun. We wish you merry christmas and a very happy new year. We are very excited to watch all your chains.
Human chain reaction 2017- Germany from Marko Hänel on Vimeo.

Human Chain Reaction from Polska!

Hi everyone! We are the sixth grade students and we love ECR! Merry Cristmas and a Happy New Year for everyone! Posted by Rusłana Jałocha at 06:27



Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The Belgian Human Chain Reaction

Hi all,

This year 46 sixth grade pupils will be producing the Belgian chain reaction.

These 46 youngsters wanted to introduce themselves to you all by creating a human chain reaction.

Please enjoy our video!

Good luck to all teams involved and Merry X-mas!

Kind regards,

Team Belgium at Qworzó Merksplas

HCR 2017 from Qworzo L6 on Vimeo.

Austria: Frohe Weihnachten

we wish you a merry christmas

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Human Chain Reaction - Scotland

Hello Europe! Hello Chain Reaction builders!
Scotland's young "Einsteins" have been busy preparing for this year's contest.
We are 7 and 8 year olds, and we hope to see some fantastic chain reactions in the New Year!
In the meantime, please enjoy our introductory Human Chain Reaction!
Good Luck from us all at Yester Primary School!

Friday, 16 December 2016

Merry Christmas to everyone from King's Ely, England.

Merry Christmas from Finland!

Hello everyone!

We have been very busy this fall and didn't have time to really film a human chain reaction. The real chainreaction, how ever, is well on the way on our minds!

But the 6th graders did make avatars of themselves and here they are:

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Human Chain Reaction from Iceland - 4th graders are here...

Here is our Human Chain Reaction this year from Iceland. The students are 10 years old in two classes with two teachers.  Our school is Flataskoli in Gardabaer near Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. We send our Christmas greetings to you all and we are looking forward to see all your chains next year. We are also beginning to prepare our real European Chain Reaction 2017.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Merry Christmas from Norway!

Here's our human chain reaction. At the same time it's a Christmas greeting to all of you from all of us!

Friday, 25 November 2016

A Human Chain Reaction from Catalonia, Spain.

. Here are the pupils of sixth grade at Casa Nostra Primary School in Banyoles.Good luck to everyone!!


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Human chainreaction from the Netherlands "the bottleflip"

Hi everyone,

Here is our human chainreaction 'The Bottleflip' from the students of year 8 from school Kastanjelaan in the Netherlands. We hope you'll enjoy it!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Human Chain Reaction from Czech Republic (ZŠ Stráž)

Hello! Dear friends, from the young chain reactionists from Stráž Primary School in  Czech Republic.
This is us and our favorite experiments :)
Best wishes to all countries in the contest.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Hello everyone,

The EFL, or Ecole Française de Luxembourg is proud to participate for the second time at this exciting project. We are a French school in Luxembourg, teaching the French curriculum to expats living in our tiny country. We are a fifth grade class with  students aged 10-11.
Looking forward to seeing all your human and non human chain reactions!
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Saturday, 1 October 2016

The rules of the game...

The European Chain Reaction 2017 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 faim!  In the end all videos will be emerged into ONE BIG CROSS BORDER EUROPEAN CHAIN REACTION (look at the European Chain Reaction 2016)!

This eTwinningproject 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 23rd  2016
- You and your class will have until Friday January 13th 2017 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 Dave Schrauwen by Tuesday January 24th 2017.
On Friday January 27th the class of Dave 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 30th 11:00
(Brussels time). 
- On Monday January 30th 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 2017 really is! The winning school will be sent a specially commissioned trophy, but above all 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 2017-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 Dave a brief description of your school, along with a photograph, that Dave will add to the blog, so that each country can see who is all 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: http://dig.ccmixter.org/

8. All entries should be completed by Friday January 13th 2017. When your chain reaction is ready, you upload the video of this chain reaction to the blog, via www.blogger.com 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 13th, as each country will then need to watch all the entries and judge them during the following weeks - Monday January 16th - Tuesday January 24th.

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 Dave Schrauwen, BEFORE Wednesday January 27th, so the pupils of Dave can create and record the newsflash on who is the winner of the project on Friday January 27th. 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 30th 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