Filmmaker Errol Morris says: "People think in narratives, in beginnings, middles and ends; the good and the bad; the hero and the villainous; the poor and the rich..." It likes that narrative is a successful way to communicate science, using metaphors, analogies and images appealing to our imagination, not only to our thinking. By creating a project call "Cuaderno de divulgación" ("Science communication notebook") in Trompo Mágico Museo Interactivo we tried to learn more about how could we improve public appreciation of science by means of publishing a pair of books about history and methodology of science, inspires in children’s illustrations books. It means, texts simples but deeps as well as texts to inspire instead to explain, accompanied to zoom photography of museum’s exhibits in a particular way that it is difficult to guess which one is it. Besides, the "Cuaderno de divulgación" includes some illustrations for those young readers. All of this material was made by museum's staff, getting a really cheap and useful book that uses narrative, emotions and the sense of beauty to stimulate people to wonder and to learn more about science, exposing it as another issue to tell a bunch of stories, in the same way that "One Thousand and One Night" shows the powerful of storytelling.

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Science's pleasure trough narrative

Juan Nepote   Trompo Mágico Museo Interactivo

Filmmaker Errol Morris says: "People think in narratives, in beginnings, middles and ends; the good and the bad; the hero and the villainous; the poor and the rich..." It likes that narrative is a successful way to communicate science, using metaphors, analogies and images appealing to our imagination, not only to our thinking. By creating a project call "Cuaderno de divulgación" ("Science communication notebook") in Trompo Mágico Museo Interactivo we tried to learn more about how could we improve public appreciation of science by means of publishing a pair of books about history and methodology of science, inspires in children’s illustrations books. It means, texts simples but deeps as well as texts to inspire instead to explain, accompanied to zoom photography of museum’s exhibits in a particular way that it is difficult to guess which one is it. Besides, the "Cuaderno de divulgación" includes some illustrations for those young readers. All of this material was made by museum's staff, getting a really cheap and useful book that uses narrative, emotions and the sense of beauty to stimulate people to wonder and to learn more about science, exposing it as another issue to tell a bunch of stories, in the same way that "One Thousand and One Night" shows the powerful of storytelling.

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