How to Turn Kids Off to Astronomy: A Top Ten List
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10. Emphasize that astronomy is difficult, mathematical, and has no relation to everyday life or culture.
8. During a solar eclipse, lock the children up indoors with the curtains drawn.
Include astronomy as a brief segment inside a geography unit. This way
the children will see the Universe as a minor offshoot of the Earth
6. Rush children through the lines at the telescope.
5. Avoid interactive, “hands-on” activities that are designed to get the children to learn by doing.
4. Don’t plan skywatching parties well in advance, or set them up in well-lit fields!
3. Do not begin by having them look at the Moon. Choose an esoteric, difficult-to-see object.
2. Teach the sky as a subject independent of all other subjects.
1. Keep the fun out of it!
Source: Sharing the Sky by David Levy