Inclusive science: attention to diversity in science education projects 

The inclusive science project funded by FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) intends to transform activities and make them inclusive, generating resources to ensure attention to diversity in science education and outreach projects.

We want to provide the necessary tools to transform science education proposals into proposals that ensure the participation and benefit of all students and help implement universal accessibility in science education activities, thus guaranteeing access to scientific culture for all children and adolescents.

With this project, we have explored ways to approach scientific knowledge from different angles, designing multiple ways of access to information (visual, written, sensory, etc.), providing spaces for reflection and ensuring learning at different rates of understanding. We provide the scientific and educational community with tools, materials and examples that contribute to the democratization of scientific knowledge.

We firmly believe in the need to develop science education proposals where all students feel integrated and where they can find a diversity of materials adapted to their needs, guaranteeing their access to science and technology.

We are also convinced that this need is inherent to all entities that disseminate science, so we have designed support materials to make them available to the scientific community and thus contribute to improve the activities.

*All the documents we currently provide are in Spanish. We are working to offer the English version soon.

With the collaboration of Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

Self-evaluation tools

Tool designed to identify the degree of inclusiveness of science education projects. It allows to identify the learning barriers of the activities and serves as a starting guide to create methodological changes in the proposals.

Oriented to entities in the scientific environment that have different resources and projects aimed at the educational field.

Good practice guide

Guide with recommendations for the attention to diversity in science education activities.

Oriented to workshop instructors of the scientific community who do not have specific training in diversity education.

Science education activities 

We provide two activities with an inclusive approach to ensure access and understanding for students with visual, hearing and/or cognitive impairments, as well as learning disabilities. The activities are designed to assist all diversity, providing multi-level and fully accessible materials. 


The Cell

Activity for children from 10-12 year-olds

In this activity we will work on the concept of cell and the differences between animal and plant cells. Students will be able to classify cell types through the observation of microscopy samples.


  • Understanding the cell concept and the differences between different cell types (animal – plant).
  • Initiation to scientific activity through experimentation with their own samples.
  • Observe and interpret scientific results.


Note: This activity is designed according to the principles of accessibility and universal design for learning (UDL).  


Medicine of the future

Activity for teenagers from 14-16 year-olds

Description of the activity: In this activity we will work on how nanotechnology can be applied in the field of health. Students will simulate the encapsulation of a drug.


  • Learn how to read drug package inserts in a basic way.
  • Develop problem-solving thinking by applying the scientific method.
  • Introduction to the experimental principles of nanotechnology.


Note: This activity is designed according to the principles of accessibility and universal design for learning (UDL).