Learning to Look - Introduction
What would you do if you found an arrowhead in your back yard? How could you learn more about the object in your hand? You could probably learn about it by examining it closely and forming some guesses -- also called hypotheses -- about the arrowhead. A parent, teacher, or encyclopedia might be able to tell you some more about it. Then you could find out whether your guesses were accurate or not.
In this exercise, you will be doing exactly that: examining an object closely, forming some guesses about it, then learning more to find out if you were right.
Before starting, it is important to learn a little about the background of the objects you'll be examining.
From here, you may go to the background page or the activity instructions.