Fulldome Curriculum Of Astronomy Lessons For Primary School Students In The Dome Theater

How to develop an astronomy curriculum
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 12:25 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 10:25 p.m. - 10:35 p.m.

China Science and Technology Museum has a 30-meter dome with a digital & optical astronomical demonstration system. Since 2018, we have developed 10 lessons on different topics for primary school students and families. Each lesson lasts about 1 hour. Students can not only enjoy the starry sky at any time and place, special celestial phenomena such as eclipses and meteor showers, but also fly over different celestial objects at close range. Curriculum helps students understand planetary orbits and the three-dimensional structure of the universe intuitively. Some lessons have been shared with several planetariums. In the next step, more lessons will be developed, and more teaching plans will be designed according to the cognitive level of students at different ages to serve more students.

About Zhao Ranzi

Zhao Ranzi is a technology teacher at the China Science and Technology Museum. He is the member of Beijing Astronomical Society. He designs and develops educational activities and fulldome curriculum of astronomy for primary school students in the dome theater of China Science and Technology Museum. Three of the lessons have won national awards.

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