Lilu’s House: Language Skills through Experiments

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Primary School


Language Skills

English, German, Dutch, Georgian, Latvian, Russian

Why does the mirror fog up when I take a shower? Why do I see my reflection upside-down in a spoon?

And why does bread dough not rise without yeast? For children, everyday life is full of questions. Inspired by this, an international teacher team from seven countries developed specific ideas and practical advice on how to promote the basic scientific knowledge of primary school children while simultaneously training their skills in reading, writing and speaking.

Together with the fantasy creature Lilu and the girl Alina the children go on a scientific discovery tour in bathroom, living room and kitchen where they come across ‘inexplicable’ observations. For every phenomenon that occurs to them, they need to solve tasks with fun and entertaining experiments and to reflect on these verbally.

The experimental units are complemented by methodological recommendations. The diverse difficulty levels of texts and tasks consider mixed-ability classes in learning and skills and help to create inclusive lessons.

The brochure is available in English, German, Dutch, Latvian, Russian and Georgian free of charge. You can download the material below as PDF.

Please find all additional material of the brochure like worksheets or word cards in English and other languages ready for download below. 

This project was carried out by Science on Stage Germany. 

  • Jitka Houfková, Czech Republic
  • Majken Grünfeld, Denmark
  • Kirsi Rehunen, Finland
  • Heidrun BollPetra Breuer-KüppersJenny Schlüpmann and Mario Spies, Germany
  • Maeve Liston, Ireland
  • Monica Zanella, Italy
  • Anna Gunnarsson, Sweden

Teaching Materials

Lilus House - Language Skills through Experiments

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Lilus Haus - Sprachförderung mit Experimenten_DE

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Lilus Huis - Taalvaardigheid ontwikkelen met Wetenschap Techniek_NL

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Lilu māja. Valodas attīstība, izmantojot eksperimentus

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Дом Лилу Языковые навыки посредством экспериментов_RUS

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Lilus sakhli - Enobrivi unarebis ganvitareba da sabunebismetkvelo eqsperimentebi_GE

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