A teacher from a district school in the north of Hamburg approached us with a request for the subject ‘work science’. On the subject of ‘Wood and its properties’, she wanted to give the students an understanding of wood as a raw material.
We were happy to help out with samples, because holding something in your hands is more exciting and memorable than theory. Our samples ranged from solid wood to parquet sections and plywood. They were not just helpful for class. They were also examined, studied, and enthusiastically scrutinized in the work training seminar at the State Institute for Teacher Education and School Development (LI).