Astronomy for Children & Schools (TF2)

The task force on Astronomy for Children and Schools (TF2) drives activities related to using astronomy to inspire the very young and stimulate education, especially in Mathematics and Science. This task force looks at introducing astronomy in schools where there is little or no astronomy, and ensuring that the subject is used to positively influence the level of education development. Programmes for very young children, in the early childhood development stage, also falls within this task force. Examples of activities are educator training workshops; developing classroom resources; astronomy clubs in schools.

Currently we are developing two main projects:

  • Teaching material for visually impaired students (leader: Angela Pérez, Planetario Medellín, Colombia).
  • Virtual training sessions for high school teachers (leader: Enrique Torres, IVIC, Venezuela).