A didactic planetarium to teach the seasons

Teaching astronomy as its own subject in secondary schools
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: noon - 1:30 p.m.
, UTC: 9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

In elementary school, astronomy represents the gateway to the study of Physics, especially in the final years. In this way, through a simple experimental activity with the students’ participation, the seasons of the year can be studied in different latitudes. It is easy to explain phenomena such as the midnight sun, the apparent motion of the Sun, and the influence of the tilt of the Earth's axis using the experimental apparatus. Also, why the equatorial region has a more temperate climate, whereas the temperatures near the poles tend to be more severe.


Post Doctorate from the Physics Institute of the University of São Paulo (IFUSP - USP). He is currently a professor at the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), working in Engineering courses and in the Professional Master's in Physics teaching. He is a member of the local group NASE (Network for Astronomy School Education) in Brazil

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