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Ancient Eyes Looked to the Skies: Sunwatchers of the Southwest DLESE Reviewed Collection
This teacher guide of classroom activities is focused on ancient solar astronomical observation and calendaring by early cultures, particularly in the American Southwest. Activities range from individual or small group projects to whole-class exercises. The activities are designed to have students engage in real scientific data-taking and analysis while at the same time getting a sense of how non-technological cultures observed and tracked the cycles of nature, particularly the Sun, long ago.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Audio:
    • Book
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevSProd203
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Chabot Space & Science Center