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Heike Schettler

Where does the sun go at night? How to foster children’s thirst for knowledge and exploratory spirit

Why is the sea salty? Why do leaves change colour in fall? How do wind mills make electricity? Those  of us living and working with children come across these and other  questions regularly. But how should we react to them? Do we know all the  answers? Should we even answer them? How can we foster children’s  curiosity, learn from them and with them and spark further interest in  the world around us?

A scientist by education Heike Schettler has followed the typical career  path of a chemist until she was confronted with a million inquiry  questions by her children and their friends. That caused her to found  Science-Lab, an educational program that has inspired thousands of  children, teachers and parents over the last twelve years.