Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Geosci. Commun., 3, 179–190, 2020

Special issue: Five years of Earth sciences and art at the EGU (2015–2019)

Geosci. Commun., 3, 179–190, 2020

Research article 30 Jul 2020

Research article | 30 Jul 2020

Fun educational and artistic teaching tools for science outreach

Marina Locritani et al.

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This paper focuses on the use of games and illustrations in scientific outreach. This approach tries to make scientific concepts attractive to the general public by trying to reach people of all ages and social backgrounds. In this work, we would like to give a brief overview of some didactic tools, retracing the choices made while ideating them, thanks mainly to close collaboration with artists and illustrators.
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