Origin Of Life: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Astronomy Education in Practice
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 12:55 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.
Friday Dec. 1, 2023
UTC: 8:25 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.

In the natural sciences, the areas are connect when we look at them. In this work we'll present an interdisciplinary didactic sequence on the Origin of Life, which was collaboratively applied among teachers of a public school in São Paulo. In this approach, the origin of life was treated under the bias of biology, physics and chemistry in an integrated way. The results showed that students, because they're used to isolated disciplines, have difficulty in relating the different knowledge, however it can be observed that articulating the content in an interdisciplinary way, promotes a more contextualized learning for students. In the view of the teachers involved, the approach was challenging, but it demonstrated that this methodology can provide a more integrated and meaningful learning.

About Daniele Pizzo

Daniele Pizzo is a biology teacher at the public school system in the state of São Paulo. Master's student in teaching astronomy at IAG - University of São Paulo. Her research area is the interdisciplinary teaching of astronomy.