The international public voting of start: 18.3.-7.4.2019

We have now published the project and best practice videos of StarT participants who made it through the first selection of this year! Head now to the Youtube channel of StarT and get inspired by the innovative science, technology and mathematics projects by students and teachers from around the world!

Remember to vote for your favourite videos by giving them a like, and help us to choose the favourite of the public 2019!

Have a look at the videos and get inspired!

Start 2018-19: sharing the joy of learning!

In StarT students carry out projects related to science, technology or mathematics, and teachers get support for the implementation of interdisciplinary and collaborative project-based learning. We share and award the most distinguished students' projects and teachers' best educational practices annually to spread innovations made around the world. The registration for StarT 2018-19 has now closed, and the registration for StarT 2019-20 will open in May.

In April everyone can get inspired by the project vides made by our participants as we organize the international public voting on Youtube. In June we will award the best projects by children and youngsters and best educational practices by teachers in the international LUMA StarT Gala 2019 in Jyväskylä. ¨

As a StarT learning community you can benefit from our events, trainings and materials for free - welcome along!
Welcome all around the world to learn and share through project-based learning! The StarT project is organized by the LUMA Centre Finland and its cooperation partners. Schools, kindergartens, families and extracurricular activity groups from all around the world are invited to take part in StarT to share ideas, inspiration and the joy of collaborative learning!

The best of international Start 2017-2018

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StarT Go Edu! is a virtual science club in which anyone can participate anywhere at any time. Just watch the videos, see the instructions and let the students carry out their own investigations and observe the environment!

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StarT team

Dr Maija Aksela

Dr Maija Aksela


Anette Markula

Anette Markula

International project manager

M.Sc. Outi Haatainen

M.Sc. Outi Haatainen

Project manager

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