El «Aula del Cel»: Astronomy approaching high school
Author(s): Ortiz-Gil, A; Gomez Collado, M; Galleco Calvente, T
Book Editor(s): Ortiz-Gil, A; Martinez, VJ
Conference: Symposium on Teaching and Communicating Astronomy Location: Granada, SPAIN Date: SEP 13-17, 2004
Sponsor(s): CSIC; Soc Espanola Astron; European Astron Soc; Univ Granada; Univ Valencia, Observ Astron; Junta Andalucia; Minist Ciencia & Tecnol; Diputac Granada; Ayuntamiento Granada; EDP Sci; European Space Agcy; European So Observ; Calar Alto Observ; Inst Astrofis Canarias; Inst Astrofis Anadalucia; GMV Space Syst; Springer; Caton Sistemas Alternat; Grp Aciturri; Viajes El Corte Ingles
Source: Teaching and Communicating Astronomy – JENAM’04 Book Series: EAS PUBLICATIONS SERIES Volume: 16 Pages: 151-158 DOI: 10.1051/eas:2005076 Published: 2005
The «Aula del Cel» is a project carried out by the Astronomical Obsevatory of the University of Valencia, Spain. It offers high-school teachers a tool for teaching Astronomy to 1.0 to 1.7 year-old students. Different programs, experiments, and audiovisual presentations have been prepared by a team formed both by professional astronomers and teachers, and are offered in a. format chosen to suit each particular age and curriculum group. Special sessions have been designed for students with special needs (for example blind or autistic children) in close contact with the pedagogical teams responsible for their education. Nearly three thousand Students have already visited the «Aula, del Cel» over the first six months that it has been offered to the school community.