The sky above us brings people from the world together, a source of legends for all cultures. Communicating the multiculturalism of astronomy with children from different backgrounds is a tool to introduce science and its impact. Every child has a favourite language and ways to understand the world. To overcome communication issues, we have implemented a project using diverse languages and techniques to embed science story-telling. This includes lab activities, planetarium and puppet shadow theatre. This co-operation involves astronomers, pedagogues, puppet makers, cultural mediators and children.">
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Experimenting Astronomy with Nursery and primary school children, within multicultural contexts using different and also not verbal languages

Alessandra Zanazzi   Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy

Lara Albanese   Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy

F. Pacini   Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy

The sky above us brings people from the world together, a source of legends for all cultures. Communicating the multiculturalism of astronomy with children from different backgrounds is a tool to introduce science and its impact. Every child has a favourite language and ways to understand the world. To overcome communication issues, we have implemented a project using diverse languages and techniques to embed science story-telling. This includes lab activities, planetarium and puppet shadow theatre. This co-operation involves astronomers, pedagogues, puppet makers, cultural mediators and children.

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