A. Ortiz-Gil and V. Martínez (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 16 (2005) 151-158
El “Aula del Cel”: astronomy approaching high school
Observatori Astronòmic, Universitat de València, Spain
Corresponding author: email@example.com
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 10 to 17 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.
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