Canyon Observation Seasons & Alignments Time References Webcast

We've devised this set of hands-on classroom activities to help teach students about the sun, seasons, and Chacoan culture. They include National Science Education Standards, downloadable versions of each activity, and links to relevant information on our Web site.

north arrow Knowing North
Stand outside on a sunny day with a watch in your hand, and you can tell which way is north.

tilted earth Modeling the Seasons
See for yourself how the tilt of the earth's axis results in what we experience as the seasons.

spiral Make Your Own Petroglyph
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then making your own.


You'll find many other relevant activities in the Educator's section of NASA's Ancient Observatories Web site .