Developing and practicing astronomy curriculum for children

Astronomy in schools: how do you get your administration and your ministry to listen?
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
, Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

To explore how to develop a kindergarten astronomy curriculum suitable for Chinese children, we conducted a year-long school-based astronomy curriculum development and practice in a public kindergarten in Sichuan.
Initially, we researched the national policy and the cognitive situation of astronomy in this early childhood class. We chose the eight solar system planets as the theme, incorporated the teaching concept of hands-on, and used handicrafts and games as the main activities and knowledge transfer as the support. After the development, we started a weekly 90-minute course practice for 6 months.
It has been proved by practice that the course content "The Eight Planets" developed by us is very suitable as an enlightenment course for young children.


I am a post-graduate student major astronomy preschool education at the China West Normal University in Sichuan, China. My research interest includes astronomy course development and enlightening toys for kids.

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