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Authors: Lanza, T.* 
Crescimbene, M.* 
La Longa, F.* 
D'Addezio, G.* 
Title: Bringing Earth into the scene of a primary school: a science theatre experiment
Issue Date: 2014
Series/Report no.: /36 (2014)
DOI: 10.1177/1075547012473841
Keywords: science theatre
risk education
Subject Classification05. General::05.03. Educational, History of Science, Public Issues::05.03.99. General or miscellaneous 
Abstract: Studies have shown that narrative is a valid tool to transmit science in a school context (Negrete&Lartigue 2010). We explored science theatre to promote earthquake knowledge and risk preparedness by readapting an old legend describing the 1908 Messina earthquake into a script, which was then performed in a primary school. We evaluated the experience by designing a questionnaire inspired by the Düss Fairy Tales method and a semi-structured questionnaire. Preliminary results strongly encourage science theatre as a mean to transfer knowledge and opens new opportunities to use this method as an agent of change in behaviour before and during an earthquake.
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