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The use of scientific toys as a means to stimulate interest and understanding in natural science

P. O. Nilsson   Chalmers University of Technology

An exhibition/workshop containing more than 200 "scientific toys" has been functioning for 8 years at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. With its new pedagogical methods it has been extremely successful in creating interest among young people for science and technology (7-20 years of age). Moreover, it has been very useful for teachers' training and for improving the public understanding of science in the society.

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