Why astronomy matters in times of crisis

It’s about international bonds and inspiration, not just technology.

This article focusses on Australian astronomy being carried out right now, and the importance of continuing this work through the pandemic. Use it to demonstrate some history of astronomy and the achievements made in the field during challenging times. It is suited to students in years 5, 9, and 10, studying Earth and Space and Physical Sciences.

 

Word Count: 739

Why astronomy matters in times of crisis | Cosmos

Why astronomy matters in times of crisis | Cosmos

Years: 5, 9, 10

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Topics:

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System, Big Bang Theory

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Energy