The Nature Detectives – facts meet fiction in children’s books about research

The children’s books about the Nature Detectives will, through facts and fiction, present a picture of contemporary research and researchers. Scientific problem solving is like a detective story shaping how research systematically seeks answers to questions. The purpose is to contribute to a basic understanding of what distinguishes scientifically based knowledge from opinion. In this way, the books can in the long run counteract mythmaking and knowledge resistance, and instead promote education and a society shaped by informed decisions.