Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions of the Sun-Earth Model: A Proposal of a Teaching-Learning Sequence
This article addresses the teaching of astronomy (day and night, seasons) in elementary school. First, we analyzed preservice elementary teachers’ understanding of astronomical concepts related to the Sun-Earth system. Taking into account the results of this analysis using a socio-constructivist approach, we designed a teaching sequence. We tested this sequence with different groups of future elementary school teachers, who showed improvement in their understanding of the Sun-Earth model.
Sebastià, B. M., & Torregrosa, J. M. 2005, Astronomy Education Review, 4(1), p.121–126