The scientific tales that we decided to tell originated from an encounter between literature,psychoanalysis, science and didactics. Thought up following the purest tradition of the fairy tales, theirfirst goal is to allow the unscientific to easily understand various phenomena such as photosynthesis,energy, matter, as well as sustainable development, changes of paradigms and uneconomic growth.

In fact, beyond their playful aspect allowing children and teenagers to meet with science, they also happen to be remarkable tools for educational purposes. This communication puts forward the theoretical elaboration of these tales and the assessment of one of them in a class of primary school.

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Scientific tales and their use in science communication

Francine PELLAUD   Université de GeneÌ€ve

Richard‐Emmanuel EASTES   Ecole normale supérieure

The scientific tales that we decided to tell originated from an encounter between literature,psychoanalysis, science and didactics. Thought up following the purest tradition of the fairy tales, theirfirst goal is to allow the unscientific to easily understand various phenomena such as photosynthesis,energy, matter, as well as sustainable development, changes of paradigms and uneconomic growth.

In fact, beyond their playful aspect allowing children and teenagers to meet with science, they also happen to be remarkable tools for educational purposes. This communication puts forward the theoretical elaboration of these tales and the assessment of one of them in a class of primary school.

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