Students learn about the evolution of our understanding of the universe’s origins by comparing a range of cultural and scientific interpretations of celestial phenomena.
- explore how our understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe has developed over time
- understand the many ways over time we have observed, interpreted and utilised information from the night sky
- understand the methods used to collect astronomical data and the modes of dissemination of astronomical data by Indigenous Australians, other ancient cultures and modern methods.
- compare a range of cultural and scientific interpretations of celestial phenomena in relation to the origin and evolution of the universe
- articulate the diversity of knowledge generated from astronomical observation by Indigenous Australians.
Lesson guides and printables
- First Nations Astronomy Lesson 2 Slide deck containing images from the lesson
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- cultural understanding
- intercultural understanding
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that these lessons may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High - articulate the concept of scientific curiosity from an intercultural perspective, facilitate idea generation strategies.
This is an original Cool+ lesson.