So it's only logical, therefore, that toys that allow for experimentation and technical construction have their place not just in the nursery, but also in the classroom. "Learning through practical application in the classroom has always been important to us," says Marcus Keller, Managing Director of fischertechnik.
The manufacturer based in Germany's Black Forest offers large science kits such as "STEM Engineering" in the "fischertechnik Education" series. Overall, fischertechnik covers topics ranging from statics and mechanics to robotics and renewable energies.
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Publishing house Kosmos has a great tradition when it comes to experimentation, too. It was nearly 100 years ago when the first kits of Swiss teacher Wilhelm Fröhlich appeared at the then Franckh'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.