How does astronomy education fit into primary education

Teaching astronomy in primary schools: How, why, and in what context?
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
, Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Astronomy is included in the curriculum for primary school students, and all students in grades from 1 to 6 will learn basic astronomy courses.The school provides students with a variety of after-school activities, including astronomy knowledge, astronomy photography, astronomical paper writing and other interesting courses to help students develop their interests.Organize various observation activities, photography activities and roadside astronomical communication activities for personalized and in-depth astronomy club courses for students.The Astronomy Festival is organized every year, through science and technology activities, art performances, music and other forms to carry out astronomy theme festival courses lasting for one week.


Beijing Haidian District Tuqiang No. 2 Primary School science and technology educator, astronomy teacher. Led the astronomy education team of the school, established the school-based curriculum system of astronomy, and wrote the school-based curriculum of astronomy. My students have been trained to study astronomy in middle schools, high schools and even universities. Some are presidents of high school astronomy societies, For example, the Astronomical Club of the High School Affiliated to Capital Normal University and the Astronomical Club of the High School Affiliated to University of Science and Technology. Some graduates have gone to the Beijing Planetarium to work as a staff member of astronomy science popularization.

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