Ten days of astronomy for 50 children

Godier, Stephanie and Mathias, Katia (2009) Ten days of astronomy for 50 children. Proceedings IAU Symposium, 260 (24). pp. 1-3.


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We present a 10 day-long astronomical discovery class for children from 10 up to 12 years old. “Classical” workshops dealing with constellations, sky maps, sundiala, rocket construction and launching, Sun and deep sky observations are proposed to children. In addition, we present our own workshops that can be achieved by children as research projects in a scientific, literary or in an artistic way. In this context, the rˆole of astronomy is both educational and social for children. Scientific rudiments are passed on from scientific educators to pupils and from pupils to their families. Astronomy is an unifying science for everyone.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2017 21:41
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1555

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