Astronomy in Brazilian Basic Education: an overview of contexts and contents in Elementary School

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.

Astronomy is present in the Common National Curriculum Base in Brazil. The analysis of this document enabled us to build an overview of the themes related to Astronomy in Elementary School. It was possible to perceive that there’s an indication for proposals of sky’s observation, with identification of heavenly bodies and comprehension of the movements of the Earth, Sun and Moon, as a way of understanding periodic phenomenals on the first cycle of Elementary School. In the second cycle, the focus is the construction of relations between sky’s observations and scientific models, enabling the construction of arguments, interpretations and justifications based on scientific evidence for these phenomenals, in addition to deeper studies about the dynamics of the heavenly bodies of the Universe.


My name is Thais Alexandre, and I've a dregree in physics. Currently I'm doing a master's degree in teaching astronomy.

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