Earth And Heavens: Two Separate Universes?

Carrascosa, Jaime and Gil-Pérez, Daniel and Solbes, Jordi and Vilches, Amparo (2005) Earth And Heavens: Two Separate Universes? Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 2. pp. 49-74. ISSN 1806-7573


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The study of gravitation constitutes an exceptional occasion to show the richness and complexity of science and technology, contemplating, among other things: the problematic situations which are at the heart of the scientific knowledge, the difficulties encountered in the construction of knowledge and, especially, the necessity of overcoming “common-sense evidence” that proclaimed the existence of an insurmountable barrier between Earth and Heavens, hindering scientific development during many centuries. In this paper we present a program of activities to orient the study of Gravitation at Upper High School, favoring students’ participation in the reconstruction of this first scientific revolution and giving them the opportunity to see the importance of Astronomy both in the history of science and today.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2017 07:13
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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