Schools 2020


Once upon a time, now, still science at school



Despite the event's digital format, one of the festival's pillars is not missing: the Workshops.

From 5 to 18 October, teachers and students from some institutes of Bergamo and its province took up the challenge to design, implement and run autonomously interactive workshops and scientific experiences to participate in online during the festival.

The schools were flanked by some of the best Italian educational institutions and prestigious institutes such as AIRC, San Raffaele and Fondazione Veronesi, which developed online workshops suitable for the entire public of the event. Schools and private individuals from all over Italy will be guided live by expert disseminators thanks to software platforms and virtual reality, with experiences on topics such as space, mathematics, health, evolution and technology.


For the 2020 edition, a team of teachers led by school teacher and author Michele Marcaccio has trained more than 250 teachers from pre-school, primary and secondary schools on unconventional teaching, supporting them in the development of scientific activities to be carried out in their classes during the two weeks of the festival.

Science comes to life in schools: in the hands of students and schoolgirls who become, for one or more days, the protagonists of a story made up of experiments, emotions, relationships, looks and moments of deep wonder. Everything will happen again and even without external visitors, science will live in the classroom and we will tell you all about it.

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Some schools are also the protagonists of scientific experiments visible on on the schools page or on the websites, social pages of the School Institutes.


Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “Decio Celeri” di Lovere
YouTube | Celeri - BergamoScienza

Between symmetries, mysterious transformations and beautiful shapes, geometry is the mathematics that best describes the world around us. It is a mathematics that becomes an object. And together we will turn it into a game! Because the best way to understand geometry is to live it in first person!

Five activities for plane geometry and five for solid geometry, to test our intuitions, awaken our desire to play and reveal a unexpectedly fun mathematics!

Have you ever thought that apparently different objects can hide similarities? How to have the same areas and volumes even if they are very different from each other? For understand these analogies, our secret weapon Is geometry. With its help every puzzle can be solved as if it were a game… child’s!


Istituto Comprensivo Borgo di Terzo


Look around you. The human being has built countless machines and tools that help him in almost every daily action. Through the manipulation of simple tools, like paper and sticks, we will build small machines and lever system. Because it’s not needed wait to grow up to become inventors!



Istituto Sant’Angela di Fiorano

The famous poet will find himself having to make a journey among the damned, those who are moved by arrogance and foolishness and did not give importance to the plant kingdom, denying its importance and beauty. Doing this journey he will discover unexpected things: that plants are intelligent, they can interact with the environment and make every day of our life not only more pleasant, but possible!


IPIA Cesare Pesenti


You don’t need too much time to transform your home into an advanced laboratory for the study of complex phenomena such as electricity and pressure. Looking differently at the objects that surround us every day, in fact we can question ourselves about the mysteries of the reality that surrounds us and test our curiosity.


I.T.S. Giacomo Quarenghi

A journey through images and stories through our territory, in a series of geological, hydrological, botanical and wildlife interest, without forgetting the stories of the women and men who made it great.

BergamoScienza, the Schools

When compared with other science festivals, the BergamoScienza experience stands out primarily due to its innovative, unusual relationship with schools. 

Beginning with the third edition in 2005, the festival’s founder, Raffaella Ravasio, came up with the brilliant idea of involving the schools in a whole new way and enlisted the help of local schoolteachers. The schools were no longer merely festival attendees but took on an active role in the festival.

Teachers and students from various schools accepted the challenge to independently plan, create and conduct interactive workshops and scientific experiences for the festival’s attendees.

This allows the schools to promote scientific knowledge, providing a peer-to-peer learning opportunity for other schools and informal education to the general public which helps to strengthen the critical rapport between science and an aware and informed citizenship.

Over the years, the involvement of the students even in planning and obtaining the resources for the workshops has given them a genuine feel for the world of science and experiments far beyond what they’ll learn from a traditional curriculum, which is too often reduced to simply memorizing material.
But, above all, this approach has clearly changed students’ relationship with their school, its organization and scheduling.