Aboriginal Astronomy knew how before Western Science

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

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Years: 1, 3, 5, 7, 10

Word Count: 307

Tnorala is just one example of how Aboriginal culture shows itself to be far more insightful, and scientific, than many people think. This Western Arrernte dreamtime story matches closely with modern scientific understanding to explain how the Tnorala crater came about, and this beautiful image captured by the European Space Agency gives an artful view of the site in the Northern Territories. Close links with the Earth and Space Sciences curriculum for Years 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

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1, 3, 5, 7 & 10