IST Austria Pop-up Science

Science instead of boredom!

IST Austria Pop-up Science – Science instead of boredom!

Welcome to Pop-up Science, the online science program for kids! Every week, you find a new topic from research at IST Austria here.

On Mondays, you will find experiments or games in the DIY Experiment that you can try out with things you have at home. If you want more, you can find it in our Science Leaflet on Wednesdays. On Fridays, check out the Pop-up science Interview to find out how professional scientists in a research institute work.

May 28th will be particularly exciting, as “Supergscheit!” starts! Spectacular experiments wait for you in these special episodes.

-> Here’s the current research topic!

-> Info for parents and teachers

Somewhere over the rainbow?

Where do the colors of the rainbow come from? How can you make one yourself? Find out in this week of Pop-up Science about light and colors!

Watch out for this week’s first episode of Supergscheit! – it might get explosive. For once, trying out at home strictly forbidden!

Activities for this week 25.5. – 29.5

  • Monday: DIY Experiment – Which colors hide in the light?
  • Wednesday: Science leaflet
  • Thursday: Supergscheit!
  • Friday: Interview with a light expert

DIY Experiment – Which colors hide in the light?

German only

For parents and teachers

Pop-up Science is aimed at children from 7 to 12 years old. It invites them to try out selected research activities with teaching materials related to research topics at IST Austria. The materials are continuously published in themed weeks and are suitable for both distance-learning classes and independent exploration at home. Past topics are browsable by categories. Pop-up Science was created during Corona school closings to support you and your children – true to the motto “Science instead of boredom!”. The program is currently planned to run until the end of the school year 2020.


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