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How to foster children’s thirst for knowledge & exploratory spirit | Heike Schettler | TEDxStuttgart

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Published on Dec 1, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. 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.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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