This is an activity about assumptions and stereotypes. Learners will first sketch what they perceive an astronomer looks like. After, they will together discuss their images and research the preparation that is required to become an astronomer. Learners will share their reports in order to better refine their previous conceptions of astronomers. This is Activity M-6 of Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0: A Collection of Activities and Resources for Teaching Astronomy DVD-ROM, which is available for purchase. A free version of this activity is also available on the Astronomical Society of the Pacific website: http://www.astrosociety.org/edu/astro/act1/act1print.html.


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