Teaching Astronomy to kids


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A presentation about Teaching Astronomy to kids given by Ángela Patricia Pérez Henao during the 2012 Astronomy to Inspire and Educate Young Children: EU Universe Awareness Workshop.

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Teaching Astronomy to kids

  1. 1. Teaching Astronomy to kids One of the best way to enjoy the school Ángela Patricia Pérez Henao Colombian Amateur Astronomer Preeschool Teacher
  2. 2. Astronomy Programs for KidsSeed of Astronomy Astronomy Kids ClubSpecial program for Gather kids who likes teachers of Public astronomy on weekends. Schools.Lead the Planetarium Special program for family activities out of it and kids between 3 and facility. 11 years. Activities beyond Astro-ludoteca borders
  3. 3. ¿Why teach astronomy to kids? -They visit the planetarium and ask many thinks related with astronomy. -They kids wants to see more things in the Planetarium, and special things for them. So.. We create an special astronomy program for kids…
  4. 4. Learn by playing•Make models •Create special games •Representing stories of the sky or astronomical events.
  5. 5. Designing activities Astronomy to make kids enjoy •Flexible material •Materials easy to find •Taking into a count the ages of the participants •Inspired by different topics in astronomy
  6. 6. Astronomy Kids Club •We visit several places in and out the city. •We visit private schools to show their classmates what the team-Club was learning. •We study the sky in the sky of the Planetarium, playing with constellation and its stories. •Participate in public TV programs in order to invite more kids to join the club.
  7. 7. Astronomy Kids Club Sharing the knowledge•They participate inAstronomy meetings inColombia.•The kids share theirknowledge to visitor inFair and Distrital events
  8. 8. Astroludoteca (Astronomy Library toy) •Free activities on weekends for family. •Astronomy Bags for Public and Private Schools. •Astronomy Contest on the city.
  9. 9. Astronomy Bags •Albert Einstein •Solar System •Star and constellation •Games •Prints that explain an specific topic of astronomy.
  10. 10. Seeds of Astronomy •Planetarium became in a advisor of astronomy projects, following the process in each School. •Lead a course of Astronomy for preschool and primary teacher. •Give some ideas about how to teach astronomy to students. •Show how astronomy can be part of the curriculum became it in a axis of a class project.
  11. 11. Seeds ofspecial activities Teachers Astronomy •Astronomy expeditions •Special course and meeting to study astronomy. •Visit the school to do an extra activitie with the students and teachers. •The teacher and students can visit the planetarium to do extra activities that act as a complement of the school project.
  12. 12. Universityplan Studys Practices
  13. 13. Whit Planetarium ingoing Astronomy keeps Modernization
  14. 14. Thanks