In this activity, students begin learning about archaeoastronomy much as the first skywatchers began learning about the sky: by observing and wondering. Students observe photographs and drawings of petroglyphs, pictographs, and natural and human-made structures believed to be ancient observatories or of relevance to ancient astronomies and astronomers. They discuss and record observations (I notice…) and questions (I wonder…) on chart paper. This activity, which is the first in the Ancient Eyes Look to the Skies curriculum, allows teachers to discover students' prior experience and knowledge, thus helping them personalize the other activities in the curriculum for their classes.


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