The “Big Ideas of Science” is a set of cross-cutting scientific concepts describing the world around us and allowing us to conceive the connection between the different natural phenomena. The Big Ideas aim to help students understand the link between the different subject domains, as well as between the subjects they are taught in school and their “real-life” experience. In the Go-Lab Sharing Platform, the online labs and Inquiry Learning Spaces (ILSs) are classified according to the eight Big Ideas of Science presented below.

Furthermore, using the online tool of the PLATON project (, you can discover the Big Ideas of Science in an interactive way.

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