Looking for the sun within the educational core standards: the Spanish case
Dept. of Specific Didactics, Faculty of Education, University of La Laguna, 38206, Spain
2 Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, 38206, Spain
3 Dept. of Astrophysics, Faculty of Science, University of La Laguna, 38206, Spain
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Published online: 1 February 2019
Although Astronomy is engaging and motivating for both precollege and college students, it is often difficult to fit it in within the formal educational core standards. In this work, we present an analysis of the Spanish educational curricula for primary school to look for opportunities to adapt the tools and the science behind the most famous discoveries about the sun. In this way, we attempt to find opportunities to explain concepts such as: energy, electricity, magnetism, dynamics, astronomy, data analysis, algebra, arithmetics, geometry, language and communication skills, music, cooperative working, computing, the use of new technologies and problem-based learning.
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