With this paper I want to stress the key role of misconceptions removal in science teaching and public outreach. This consideration rise from a more than ten years’ experience with classrooms all over Italy within the framework of several national public outreach programmes funded by the Italian Ministry of Research. I want to stress this point because the importance of misconceptions removal is frequently underestimated.

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Flat Earth and the Planet Sun

Leopoldo Benacchio   National Institute of Astronomy, Padova Observatory

With this paper I want to stress the key role of misconceptions removal in science teaching and public outreach. This consideration rise from a more than ten years’ experience with classrooms all over Italy within the framework of several national public outreach programmes funded by the Italian Ministry of Research. I want to stress this point because the importance of misconceptions removal is frequently underestimated.

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