Justifications for teaching Cosmology in Basic Education:Analysis of papers and curriculum documents

Astronomy education research on the role of astronomy in schools
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
, Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: noon - 1:30 p.m.

Cosmology as a research area feeds human curiosity to seek answers about the birth of the universe. From this perspective, how can the teaching of Cosmology mobilize scientific practices in the classroom? This work aims to build justifications for the teaching of Cosmology from a literature review and analysis of Brazilian state curricula. The analysis points out that teaching Cosmology in Basic Education can mobilize discussions about the nature of Science, promote the theme of modern physics, establish relationships between technology and scientific development and build notions of location on a cosmic scale.


Camila de Macedo Deodato Barbosa holds a degree in Physics from the University of So Paulo (USP).
Her area of expertise is basic education, working with elementary and high school students.
She is also a Master's student in Physics teaching at the Interunit Graduate Program in Science Teaching at USP (PIEC). Her interests include astronomy, curriculum, and science teaching.

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