Tuesday, February 2

Voting Table

Now that the results of the ECR 2016 are known - and huge congratulations to the team from Belgium once again - you might be interested in having a look at the voting table below, which has collated scores from all the countries. See who gave you how many points! Click on the table to see a larger version...

Monday, February 1

ECR 2016 Results Newsflash!

Please click on the link to see the results for the ECR 2016 :-) As well as the results, there then follows a fantastic compilation of all the chain reactions from each of the 32 participating countries!
ECR 2016 newsflash-SD from Qworzó on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 30

The ECR-newflash has been recorded! Watch out for this video on Monday!

Hi all you young Einsteins and Einstein-fans,

We wanted to let you know that the ECR-2016 votes have been counted and the ECR-newsflash is recorded last Friday as was planned!

So, on Monday we can publish the ECR-2016-newsflash in which we will announce the final ranking of this years competition!

This newsflash will be published on the blog at Monday February 1st at 11:00 Brussels time, so all of you get to know their position in the final ranking at the same time! We will show you the European Chain Reaction 2016 then too (the BIG CHAIN OF CHAINS)! We hope all of you will be pleased with the outcome!

On Tuesday we will upload an overview in a votes-table, so all of you can see how many points you received from which countries. (We won’t publish this on Monday to hold the excitement. Now all of you are obliged to watch the newsflash if you want to know your place in the ranking :-) !) 

"Science-terrific regards",

Michael and Dave

Sunday, January 17

The map of Europe with the links to the videos!

I just made a map with Thinglink with all of the videos! Just click on the red circles.

Let me know if I got any of them wrong, I'll change it! For some reason I couldn't link Luxemburg's video. It doesn't open in Youtube.

This is a nice way to show the kids, where each video was made! Good luck with the voting, everyone!

32 - Serbia - Technical Chain Reaction

31 - Portugal - Technical Chain Reaction

We hope you like our chain .Chain was made by4th grade - Class 3G. We hope you will enjoy watching!!! :-)

Portugal_Chain_Reaction2016 from Jose Soares on Vimeo.

Portugal Chain Reaction 2016

30 - Georgia - Technical Chain Reaction

Saturday, January 16

29 - Luxembourg - Technical Chain Reaction

Luxembourg Chain Reaction 2016

It was our first try, there is room for improvement for sure, but we definitely loved the project. It was great to participate with countries from all over Europe!
Update, new version of the video. This should be better quality and work everywhere. Thanks for your patience!

Friday, January 15

28 - Latvia - Technical Chain Reaction

Hello friends!

Here is our ECR 2016!

27 - Croatia - Technical Chain Reaction

We hope you like our chain .Chain was made by 6th and 8th grade.
Chain and the film was made ​​by students individually. Despite the problems there was a lot of fun.

Link to video on youtube:

26 - Finland - Technical Chain Reaction

Finally, here it is! The technical chain reaction from Finland, made by the 5th and 6th graders! We hope you will enjoy watching our adventures with the robot!

25 - France - Technical Chain Reaction

After the COP 21, this is the french reaction ...

24 - Italy - Technical Chain Reaction


23 - Ireland - Technical Chain Reaction

Here is the chain reaction video which was made by 5th & 6th class in St. Brendan's N.S., Kilkenny , Ireland.We enjoyed making the video and we hope you enjoy it too.

Chain Reaction Ireland from St. Brendan's on Vimeo.

22 - Iceland - Technical Chain Reaction

We are proud to present our chain this year. The fourth graders took effort to make the chain this time. Hope you enjoy it? 

21 - Hungary - Technical Chain Reaction


We proudly present our technical chain reaction. It was a great experience to build it, try it several times until we could film a successful reaction. I hope you all will enjoy it.

20 - Sweden - Technical Chain Reaction

This year was a real challenge, with different materials and hard times to build the chains for our 6year olds. There has been a lot of trial and error. The pupils have enjoyed playing with it and they are looking forward to see all cool videos from european partners.
Viva Europe!

19 - Spain/Catalonia - Technical Chain Reaction

Casa Nostra Primary School in Banyoles is very proud to present the CASANOSTRAMATIC a machine to wake sleeping pupils.


18 - Germany - Technical Chain Reaction

Technical Chain Reaction 2016- Rasselbande from Marko Hänel on Vimeo.

Hello everybody,

this year, we created an indoor-reaction because of the rainy weather. We hope, you enjoy it.
Good luck for the votings to all of you.

17 - Slovenia - Technical Chain Reaction

Slovenia - OŠ Preska, Medvode - ECR 2016

Here is our chain for this year we hope you will enjoy watching it, we certainly enjoyed the time we worked on it.

Greeting from Medvode, Slovenia ECR 2016 team with teacher Romana.

16 - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Technical Chain Reaction

Greetings from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Technical Chain reaction as the filming and preparation of the video for the blog was made completely by the pupils of our school.  Best regards from pupils of Primary School Zepce and teachers Dario Loncar and Ivan Derek.

Thursday, January 14

15 - Israel - Technical Chain Reaction

The Burnt Matches
The project which thrilled us all
We wish you happiness and joy
as we were having while making the chain

Osishkin School

14 - Estonia - Technical Chain Reaction


Hope You enjoy The Wisdom Tree :D

13 - The Netherlands - Technical Chain Reaction

The pupils of year 8 from school Kastanjelaan had a lot of fun building and filming this chainreaction. They did it on their own and are very proud of their work

12 - Ukraine - Technical Chain Reaction

The pupils from Bila Tserkva Gymnasium № 1 have built their technical chain reaction.

11 - Armenia - Technical Chain Reaction

Technical chain reaction "A Peace of Art", Armenia

The idea, preparation, shooting and editing of the film were made only by students.

10 - Austria - Technical Chain Reaction

The public elementary school Wildbach with Jenaplan profile is an all-day school with different focal points in the afternoon care and is based on the Jenaplan . The educational concept at our school is based on a close cooperation between schools and parents . Our children should be able to develop into self-determined people in the greatest possible freedom . Our mission statement outlines this basic attitude . Lots of fun watching our performance!

9 - Norway - Technical Chain Reaction

The 33 students in the 7th grade at Kringsjå skole, Kristiansand, Norway proudly present their technical chain reaction. This year we focus on the sad fact that Norway is one of very few countries in Europe that not serve their students a hot meal during the school day.
It's been a lot of work, a lot of chains that didn't work, a lot of adjustments - but also a lot of collaboration and creativity  - and a lot of fun! Here it is!

Wednesday, January 13

8 - Bulgaria - Technical Chain Reaction

The Bulgarian small technical chain reaction :) is coming :)

Many thanks- it was big fun :)
2a and 2v class, Velizar Kitov, Boyana Filipova and Natasha Dzhurkova sent to all of you  worm greetings :)
The Bulgarian team

7 - Denmark - Technical Chain Reaction

Vibeholmskolen, Ishøj, Denmark

The ScienceCafe at Vibeholmskolen proudly present our chain reaction.
It has been a real fun experience and we hope you all enjoy watching it!
It was done by students from 5 and 6 grade attending the ScienceCafe.
EDIT: I've embedded the same video twice on two different hosting platforms because youtube sometimes dont want to play the video.. ?

6 - Lituania - Technical Chain Rection

Technical Chain Rection_Lithuania from aurelija on Vimeo.

5 - Belgium - Technical Chain Reaction

Hi to all you scientists,

Belgium proudly presents its technical chain reaction 2016!

In the last couple of weeks 43 young Einsteins have been working very hard to create this chain and we hope you like it!

If you only have half as much fun watching this chain reaction as we had while building it, then it will surely be a lot of fun for you to watch!

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!

We would like it very much if you would share our video on the internet!

Kind regards,

The children in year 6 at Qworzó, Merksplas, Belgium

Click on HD to watch our video in HD!

Tuesday, January 12

4 - Scotland - Technical Chain Reaction

The youngsters of Primary 3 and 4 at Yester Primary worked hard to build their chain reaction, which we hope you all enjoy! We are very young, but we loved taking part. Good luck to all countries.

3 - Czech republic - Technical Chain Reaction


Thursday, December 31

Saturday, December 19

Vibeholmskolen, Ishøj, Denmark

Here is our Human Chain Reaction from Vibeholmskolen, Ishøj in Denmark.
We are looking forward to showing you all our Chain Reaction and seeing all of your amazing chain reactions.

Friday, December 18

Human chain - Croatia

We hope not too late.We are a small school in the Croatia. Our children are mostly from surrounding areas.It was very difficult to record video, but we are not give up.Our kids are 12 and 14 years old


We send you warm greetings and wish you a Merry Christmas

The Human Chain Reaction from Finland

Hello everybody!

This is finally the human chain reaction from Finland. I've been sick, so this is not nearly as great as we were hoping for,but we'll suprise you all with the real chain reaction in January! I hope...

Merry Christmas!





Human Chain Reaction from Hungary

Dear All,

Here is the introduction of the Hungarian Team.
Merry Christmas!


Human Chain reaction 2016 from Latvia!

Hello dear ECR 2016 participants!

We are very happy to be with you again!
Enjoy Christmas time! 

ECR 2016 Human from Ilze S on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 17

Human Chain Reaction St. Brendan's N.S. from St. Brendan's on Vimeo.

Greetings from Ireland, Here are our 5th & 6th class pupils. They are the oldest pupils in our school. We look forward to sharing our work with you all. Happy Christmas

Bulgarian Human Chain Reaction

Dear friends,
we wish you  Merry Christmas :)
Worm greetings from Bulgaria
Natasha Dzhurkova, Boyana Filipova and Velizar Kitov and 2v and 2a class

Human ECR 2016 - Slovenia

Dear all, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016. Enjoy watching our work!
Best regards,
pupils and teachers from OŠ Preska, Medvode, Sloevnia

European Chain Reaction 2015-2016 - Iceland

Dear friends
The forth graders made a lovely chain with their hands and names. There are 54 kids taking part in the project and they are looking forward to create an other chain when they come again to school in the new year. Our school is a primary school with 460 students from 4 to 12 years old. Our little town's name is Gardabaer and it is situated near the see and not far from Reykjavik the capital of Iceland.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Greetings from the teachers Bryndis, Ragna, Elin Asa and Kolbrun

European Chain Reaction 2016 - Estonia


Greetings from Estonia. We are very glad to be linked in the most fantastic chain ever. Our little participants are 2-7 years and very excited! This video was made in a collaboration with teachers, children and parents and it was interesting to all in the Chain. All the best and happy holidays!

Thank you Dave, Peeter, Maie, Kaia, Taimi, Maris and Inga!

European Chain Reaction A.Gramsci Primary School Ghilarza

Romanian Human Chain Reaction

Greetings from Romania and a Merry Christmas from the 5 th grade students and their teacher Bogdan DORNEANU

Wednesday, December 16

Human Chain Reaction Bosnia and Herzegovina

Greetings from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Best regards,
Students and teachers Dario Loncar and Ivan Derek from Primary School Zepce

Human Chain Reaction Greece 2016


Aristotelio Kollegio of Thessaloniki, a school with students that really care...
On Tuesday, December the 15th the students of the 6xth grade helped prepare a charity meal at the local church of St Barbara.

Best Regards from all the students and the teachers Anna Zourna and Sofia Thomadoudi

Human Chain Reaction - Austria 2016

Austria , elementary school torrent introduces itself : The public elementary school Wildbach with Jenaplan profile is an all-day school with different focal points in the afternoon care and is based on the Jenaplan . The educational concept at our school is based on a close cooperation between schools and parents . Our children should be able to develop into self-determined people in the greatest possible freedom . Our mission statement outlines this basic attitude .

Tuesday, December 15

Human chain reaction 2016 Rasselbande Germany from Marko Hänel on Vimeo.

Hello everybody from Germany,
we hope you enjoy our little instrumental human chain reaction.
We are excited to see your videos and we send the best wishes to all of you!!

Human chain reaction - Sweden 2016

Friday, December 11

Human Chain Reaction - Scotland

Hello from the young chain reactionists from Yester Primary School in Scotland! We are all in primary 3 or 4, which makes us 7 or 8 years old, and we're looking forward to creating our class chain reaction soon, as well as watching all the entries to this year's fantastic ECR project! Best wishes to all countries in the contest, and a big thanks to Dave for all his fantastic organisational skills once again!


Thursday, December 10

Monday, December 7

The Armenian Human Chain Reaction

Dear friends, our human chain reaction was created to greet every nation, engaged in this project in its own language. So we have learnt 32 ways of greeting in different languages. We hope you'll like it.

Saturday, December 5

The English Human Chain Reaction

Pupils at King's Ely Junior are delighted to join the European Chain Reaction for the first time and we hope you enjoy our Human Reaction.

Saturday, November 28

The Belgian Human Chain Reaction 2016

Hi all,

This year 43 very motivated young Einsteins will present Belgium in the 6th edition of The European Chain Reaction!

We hope you may enjoy our human chain reaction, which was created with a lot of enthusiasm.

We look forward to watching all your presentation videos and we are interested to find out which technical chain reactions you all are producing at this moment!

Kind regards,

The year-6-pupils at Qworzó - Belgium

Belgian Human Chain Reaction 2016 from ECR2014 on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 20

The rules of the game...

The European Chain Reaction 2016 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 2015)!

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 18th 2015
- You and your class will have until Friday January 15th 2016 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 26th 2016.
On Friday January 29th 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 February 1st 11:00
(Brussels time). 
- On Monday February 1st 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 2016 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 2016-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 15th 2016. 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 15th, as each country will then need to watch all the entries and judge them during the following weeks - Monday January 18th - Tuesday January 26th.

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 29th. 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 February 1st 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