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169 resources with the concept galaxies

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Galaxies, Part 2

For Students 6th - 12th
Worlds within worlds! Journey to galaxies near and far with a thought-provoking video. Young astronomers learn how scientists detected very distant galaxies using their electromagnetic signatures far outside the visible range. Other...
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Galaxies, Part 1

For Students 6th - 12th
Sometimes fuzzy, sometimes irregularly shaped—and occasionally cannibalistic? These are just a few of the remarkable galactic facts contained in a short video that's sure to amaze! The narrator describes the four main types of galaxies,...
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Exoplanets

For Students 6th - 12th
The night sky is filled with stars in every direction. But, is there anything around those stars ... like planets? Explore the galaxy in a search for other worlds with an engaging video. Topics include the methods used for locating...
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What are Years... and the Galactic Supermassive Black Hole!

For Students 9th - 12th
Everything is relative ... including the length of a year! Physics students explore time on a galactic scale in an animated video. The resource focuses on the tropical year upon which our calendar is based, galactic years, and the length...
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Multi-wavelength Astronomy

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore a land far, far away with a well-designed lesson plan that examines electromagnetic imaging as a way to obtain information about galactic structures. Learners begin to see the importance of looking beyond the visual spectrum to...
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Coma Cluster of Galaxies

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists classify everything from the smallest cells to the largest galaxies, but how do they decide on a classification system? Scholars use 40 pictures of galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to sort and try creating their...
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Living in the Milky Way

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Get to know our galaxy with an astronomy-themed, hands-on activity. Scholars watch an informative video, answer questions, and construct a model of the Milky Way in order to examine its contents and the distance inside it.  
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Universe Cards

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
A 9-page packet comes with 24 cards that have pictures and informational text about each object in the universe. From nebulae to dwarf planets, objects we see—or don't see—are represented in the cards through pictures and words.
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How Do We Measure the Distance of Stars?

For Students 9th - 12th
While a cosmic distance ladder sounds like fun, it is actually the name given to the variety of methods astronomers use to determine the distance to objects in space. This video examines the method of determining the distance of a star...
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What's in Our Universe?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was the universe created or has it always existed? Here is a five-part series about the origin and evolution of our universe. To start, part one looks at celestial objects and allows pupils to discuss and share their knowledge about...
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How Many Stars Are There?

For Students 9th - 12th
Are there more stars in the universe than grains of sand in the sea? This video looks at the way scientists attempt to answer this question by using data from NASA and focusing on observable space.
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Blazars Are A Thing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Blazars are one way of viewing a quasar. For many years, people believed these were separate things because they appear much different, but more recent research has proved this wrong. A video explains what each is, why we thought they...
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What Is the Milky Way?

For Students Pre-K - 5th Standards
The Milky Way is the focus of an engaging video that details the galaxy in which we live, equipped with an energetic host, a cartoon sidekick, and eye-catching graphics.   
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Astrobiology and the Search for Alien Life

For Students 9th - 12th
Are we alone in space or is there life on another planet? This question is the key to astrobiology. The video explains the many types of scientists working to answer the question and divides them into two groups. Then it focuses on what...
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Great Minds: Henrietta Leavitt and the Human Computers

For Students 9th - 12th
For most people, it would seem impossible to make breakthroughs in astronomy when you aren't allowed to use a telescope, but Henrietta Leavitt did just that. She discovered a formula for determining the distance to stars that are...
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How Science Defines A Year

For Students 6th - 12th
How do we define a year? Science has multiple definitions depending on if you use a sidereal year, a tropical year, or an anomalous year. A helpful resource explains all three, as well as how the human body changes over the course of the...
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Tools to Study Tornadoes and Galaxies

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Take your class on an intergalactic journey as they explore the galaxy and various meteorological events taking place in our atmosphere each day. Learners investigate electromagnetic waves and the Doppler Effect before gathering radar...
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Communication Through Space

For Teachers 7th - 12th
If humans do find aliens, how would we communicate with them? An intriguing lesson walks through some of the challenges associated with this question. How long would a message take to reach a specific destination, what language should we...
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The Doppler Effect

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In 1842, Christian Doppler proposed a theory relating the change of wavelengths based on motion. Young scholars observe the Doppler Effect on a small scale in a ball, on a larger scale from a car, and on the largest scale studying the...
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Raisin Bread Universe

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is the universal breakfast? The resource includes two activities, the first one observing oatmeal to understand the texture of the universe. Then, scholars measure raisin bread dough before and after it rises to represent the...
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Modeling the Big Bang Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young astronomers learn about the Big Bang Theory and redshift through a hands-on activity in the last installment of a three-part series. Participants draw dots on balloons and then inflate them to model how galaxies moved farther apart...
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Orbits Are Odd

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Are the other orbits taking place in the universe similar or different to Earth's orbit around the sun and the moon's orbit around Earth? This is the focus of a video that explains all different types of orbits out there, including black...
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The Zodiac Constellations

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What's your sign? Astronomy and astrology come together in an engaging and informational video. It takes viewers through the Zodiac constellations, including the name, sign, and short history of these names.
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Constellation Location

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Location, location, location! Learn about why your location on Earth is a determining factor in which constellations you can see at night during different parts of the year.