Daytime School Guided Visits to an Astronomical Observatory in Brazil

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617153
Title:
Daytime School Guided Visits to an Astronomical Observatory in Brazil
Authors:
Pedro Jr, Colombo; Silvia, Aroca; Cibelle, Silva
Abstract:
This article analyzes the activity Daytime School Guided Visits at an astronomical observatory in Brazil with pupils from primary school. The adopted research methodology relied on questionnaire applications and semistructured interviews. The objectives were to identify the influences of the visits on learning of astronomical concepts and on pupils’ motivation toward science. This study showed that it is difficult for children to understand scale distances in the Solar System and beyond. In order to cope with this problem, this article highlights the relevance of science centers’ partnership with schools to achieve the goal of improving scientific education by relying on two main participants for a successful visit to a science museum: Guides and teachers.
Affiliation:
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Citation:
Colombo Junior, P. D., Aroca, S. C., & Silva, C. C. (2010). Daytime school guided visits to an astronomical observatory in Brazil. Astronomy Education Review, 9(1), 010113-1.
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617153
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Mixed-methods
Learning Environment:
Informal
Research Setting:
Research Facility
Subjects:
Elementary Students
Construct:
Content Knowledge; Affective Variables
Content:
Scale & Structure
Nation:
Brazil
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorPedro Jr, Colomboen
dc.contributor.authorSilvia, Arocaen
dc.contributor.authorCibelle, Silvaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-18T20:54:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-07-18T20:54:03Zen
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationColombo Junior, P. D., Aroca, S. C., & Silva, C. C. (2010). Daytime school guided visits to an astronomical observatory in Brazil. Astronomy Education Review, 9(1), 010113-1.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617153en
dc.description.abstractThis article analyzes the activity Daytime School Guided Visits at an astronomical observatory in Brazil with pupils from primary school. The adopted research methodology relied on questionnaire applications and semistructured interviews. The objectives were to identify the influences of the visits on learning of astronomical concepts and on pupils’ motivation toward science. This study showed that it is difficult for children to understand scale distances in the Solar System and beyond. In order to cope with this problem, this article highlights the relevance of science centers’ partnership with schools to achieve the goal of improving scientific education by relying on two main participants for a successful visit to a science museum: Guides and teachers.en
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dc.titleDaytime School Guided Visits to an Astronomical Observatory in Brazilen
dc.typePeer-revieweden
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dc.identifier.journalAstronomy Education Reviewen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentInformalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.constructAffective Variablesen
dc.istar.contentScale & Structureen
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dc.istar.subjectElementary Studentsen
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