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Early Years Engineering: How do they do it in Germany?

This Teachers TV video shows how Germany aims to address a shortage of engineers by inspiring students from an early age. Engineering companies are producing teaching resources and training kindergarten teachers to help encourage skills and an interest in science and technology from Early Years upwards.

Working with Science Lab, a science education organisation in Munich, companies provide 'Discovery Boxes', which contain simple scientific experiments, to kindergartens, as well as funding training courses to boost teachers' confidence in delivering the subject. These boxes include resources for teaching about water, colour, air, sound and electricity. The video shows the boxes being used in school and discusses the students’ reactions to them.

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