Foamboard and Pebble Medicine Wheel Model
Photo by Ben Buress, Chabot Space and Science Center
A foamboard and pebble model of the Bighorn Medicine Wheel,
developed by Shannon Lee from Dr.
Jack Eddy's diagram
Sun Track Diorama
Photo and Native American design by Ginger Armstrong
Model of the tracks of the Sun at the equinoxes and solstices,
developed by Deborah Scherrer and Barbara Scherrer. Instructions
My program was a guided walk through the park
and the topic was the winter solstice. ... I copied a diorama
used by Dr. and Mrs. Scherrer during the training that demonstrated
the sun's position in the sky at different times of the year.
This became my most effective teaching tool. Everyone loved
the diorama!" Cidney Webster, National Park Service
| A Simple Chalk-and-String
The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California has
designed an activity to build your own simple Medicine Wheel on
your schoolyard, using only string and chalk. See
Sunwatchers of the Southwest Of course, you could always
Medicine Wheel Activities by D. Barnett of the University
of Saskatchewan. A collection of inside- and outside-the-classroom
Medicine Wheel projects and discussion topics.
A Reason for the Season
A National Geographic activity about seasons.
Photograph by Judy Young.
A Large and Elaborate Wheel at UMass
Professor Judith S. Young at the University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, has built a standing-stones based medicine wheel on
the university campus. See
A Sunwheel for the Campus
Whitman High School
A medicine wheel 28 feet in diameter, constructed by Pete
Saracino and John Fiori, teachers at Marcus Whitman High School
in Rushville, New York.
Featured on Earth
Science Picture of the Day
Photo taken by Al Suffredini.
VCSU's Medicine Wheel
Dr. Joe Stickler at the Department of Science, Valley City State
University in Valley City, ND and his 1992 Astronomy class built
their own medicine wheel. See
Valley City State University Medicine Wheel