LAB-i-Duca is an educational R&TD program, developed by BLC3, since 2012, focused on sustainable development for children and youth, inserted in “Agenda 21 Escolar” and following the EU strategy for the promotion of smart growth, having reached more than 6000 students in the last 3 years.

Using the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) educational methodology, this program aims to develop a set of activities, projects and crafts that promote scientific literacy in children and youth, as well as their cognitive and entrepreneurial skills and competencies.

Based on the promotion of Bioeconomy and Circular Economy, LAB-i-Duca seeks to promote resilience, social and environmental responsibility in the younger generations, in order to create an active and relevant citizenship for a more sustainable future.

LAB-i-Duca Science on Wheels arises from the need to bring children and young people (aged 3 to 15 years) closer to science and technology, promoting creativity and a sustainable development, making it an integral part of pre-school, primary, secondary and vocational education, in order to foster an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, scientific literacy and new learning models. In this service, students are supported technically and methodologically, with human and material resources provided, including BLC3’s laboratories (physical and mobile) for the development of various activities. Throughout the year, science is brought to schools, including the “3 days with science” activity, at the BLC3 campus (Carnival, Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays). Open Days, Workshops, Webinars and Circular Bioeconomy Days are also activities developed under LAB-i-DUCA’s Science on Wheels.


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The LAB_i_DUCA Program, promoted by BLC3 - Campus de Tecnologia e Inovação has already started the "Science on Wheels" activities for the 2022/2023 school year with the little scientists from Pre-School. 👩‍🔬🧑‍🔬

During these two weeks, science was taken in a very fun way to Kindergartens of Lagares da Beira, Meruge, S. Paio de Gramaços, Vale do Ferreiro and Nogueira do Cravo of the Grouping of Schools of Oliveira do Hospital! 🤩

Super Saco, the sand that filters water and crazy pasta were three of the experiments carried out that introduced concepts related to the areas of chemistry and circular economy in a children´s context. 🔎💧♻️

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Date: 26/10/2022


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Promoted by BLC3 - Technology and Innovation Campus, the LAB_i_DUCA Program taught the little scientists of the Basic Schools of Tourais Paranhos and Santiago, of Seia School Grouping, to filter water, to create really crazy pasta and why the plastic bag does not leak water when punctured! 👩‍🔬🧑‍🔬

'Science on Wheels' aims to introduce the concepts of chemistry and circular economy in early childhood. 🔎💧♻️

#BLC3 #LAB-i-Duca #ScienceOnWheels #ScienceLiteracy #Science #Technology #Innovation

Date: 14/11/2022


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'Science on Wheels' finishing off a science-filled year at the Tábua School Grouping! 🧪🧬

This initiative is promoted by the LAB_i_DUCA Program, promoted by BLC3 - Technology and Innovation Campus, seeks to foster a taste for science, introducing the concept of circular economy to our little ones!

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Date: 27/12/2022

3 Days With Science


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At BLC3, Christmas is not 2, but 3 days....and with lots of science! 🧬 Since Santa deserves presents too, our little scientists gave him a big white beard made of foam, not forgetting his helpers, the elves, who receieved a very fresh toothpaste as well! 🎅 More than scientists of the future, we want to create adults of the future too. And so, this year's edition of Christmas With Science challenged our big little scientists to create a Christmas message to be delivered along with a solidarity basket to help those in need! #ChristmasWithScience #LAB_i_Duca #BLC3 #ScientificLiteracy #Science #Technology #Innovation

Date: 29/12/2022


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Despite being invisible, the air around us is full of mysteries to discover! The amazing scientists from Lagares da Beira, Meruge, Seixo da Beira, Seixas, Bobadela, Lourosa, Alvoco da Várzeas, São Paio de Gramaços, Oliveira do Hospital, Ervedal da Beira, Travanca de Lagos, Vale Ferreiro, Nogueira do Cravo and Largo da Feira's Kindergartens, from Oliveia do Hospital School Grouping, were able to learn about the paper that stays dry even underwater, the balloon that can inflate itself and finally the amazing candle that drinks water! 🕯💧

Science on Wheels is a scientific literacy program promoted by BLC3 - Technology and Innovation Campus.

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Date: 31/01/2023


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You can't see it, but you can feel it, and it is vital to the world around us! 🌬️

The little ones from the kindergartens of Tábua, Midões, Ázere, Póvoa de Midões, Covas, Candosa, Mouronho, Sinde and Espariz from the Oliveira de Tábua School Grouping could learn about the fantastic properties of air and how it is essential for life on our planet. 🌎

This activity was developed under the scope of Science on Wheels, a scientific literacy program, promoted by BLC3 - Technology and Innovation Campus.

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Date: 03/02/2023

LAB-i-Duca Science 3G is part of a strategy that BLC3 has been developing with several national institutions, in the field of education for sustainable development. With the substantial increase of the senior population in Portugal and mainly in the interior region, this initiative aims to use scientific literacy as a way to cognitively stimulate this age group, thus contributing to healthy aging through science, creativity and innovation.


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The LAB-i-Duca | Science 3G Program kicked off this week, with the goal of promoting scientific literacy as a form of cognitive stimulation for the senior population, contributing to healthy, active and dynamic aging.

During this week, our cientists Bárbara, Diana and Edite brought Science to Centro de Recreio de Convívio de Alvôco das Várzeas, Centro Social e Paroquial do Ervedal da Beira and Centro Paroquial de Solidariedade Social da freguesia de Lagares.

This activity aims to promote scientific culture among the elderly in the region, bringing them closer with the laboratory environment.

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Date: 30/11/2022


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From 8 to 80, science has no age! 🧬

The LAB_i_DUCA | #Science3G Program, promoted by BLC3 - Campus de Tecnologia e Inovação, took science during the last few weeks to Cercav Ipss - Alvoco das Várzeas Recreation and Social Center, Ervedal da Beira Social and Parish Center, Lagares da Beira CPSS and Quinta de São José.

The LAB_i_DUCA | #Science3G Program aims to promote active aging, contributing to the preservation of mental and cognitive faculties of the senior population in the interior of the country, through Science, using creativity and innovation as a means of stimulation.

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Date: 22/02/2023

LAB-i-Duca InScience arises from the need to bring scientific literacy to institutions helping children, young people and adults with special needs and/or who are in disadvantaged situations, promoting equal opportunities in education.


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During this morning, the LAB_i_DUCA Program under the theme #InScience took science to Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Galizes . The #InScience arises from the need to take scientific literacy to this type of institutions that promotes the autonomy and integration of the disabled, the intellectual and motor development of children, youth and adults with special needs and/or who are in disadvantaged situations, with the aim of promoting equal opportunities.

The LAB_i_DUCA Program is promoted by BLC3 - Campus for Technology and Innovation.

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Date: 11/01/2023