Various initiatives, especially in early childhood education, have attempted to get young children interested in scientific research. In addition to education in the arts, growing efforts are now being made to awaken children’s interest in the natural sciences and to encourage the exploration of natural phenomena in general.
This photo shows children conducting simple experiments with their teacher in the Zwergenhaus daycare center in Bentwisch (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania). Since 2007, the center has participated in the "House of Little Researchers" [Haus der kleinen Forscher] initiative, which is designed to promote early childhood education in the natural sciences and technology. Photo: Bernd Wüstneck.