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Ancient Eyes Looked to the Skies: Sunwatchers of the Southwest
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A teacher guide of classroom activities for grades 4-8 focused on ancient ...

A teacher guide of classroom activities for grades 4-8 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.

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Religious Studies
Astronomy
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Touch the Sun
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Investigate the Sun with scientific instruments your students design and build in ...

Investigate the Sun with scientific instruments your students design and build in the classroom using inexpensive, everyday materials. Precision in construction and measurement are emphasized, as well as re-design to improve the quality of data. Activity theme areas include instrumentation, observation, and satellite engineering. The activities are aligned with National Science and Mathematic Education Standards.

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NASA