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Other Galaxies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Milky Way belongs to a cluster of galaxies called the local group and it could be considered our neighborhood! Use the PowerPoint to present information on the different galaxy types, both local and farther away. Scholars learn how...
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Build Your Own Galaxy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Don't just look at pictures of the Milky Way galaxy, build it with this hands-on activity in which scientists recreate the galaxy we live in.
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Galaxy Flashcards

For Students 3rd - 6th
On two pages you will find the pictures of 19 different galaxies and a Hubble "Tuning Ford" diagram. Print these out on cardstock and let primary space scientists use them to identify the three different types: spiral, elliptical, and...
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Galaxies

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The first thing to note is that this activity was written for use in a parochial school. Even if you are in a non-religious setting, however, the website exploration of galaxies and the accompanying worksheet make for an engaging...
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Black Holes: Creation & Consumption of Galaxies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Black holes are thought to play an important role in the formation of spiral galaxies, like our own. This clip explains how gravity and mass work together with the black hole phenomena to create and consume stars and galaxies.
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Galaxies

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the structure and content of galaxies. Through discussion, lab, and hands-on activities, they discover the general structure of the three types of galaxies as well as the effect they have on the structure and...
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Galaxies to Scale

For Students 9th - 12th
In this scales and galaxies worksheet, students solve 7 problems including finding the size of galaxies in comparison to other galaxies and drawing scale models of the given galaxies to show their relative sizes and shapes.
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Rotation Velocity of a Galaxy

For Students 9th - 11th
In this orbit of stars in galaxies worksheet, learners are given an equation that models the orbital speeds of stars as they relate to their distance from the nucleus of a galaxy. Students solve 5 problems using this equation and...
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The Milky Way Galaxy

For Students 7th - 9th
In this galaxy worksheet, students read three paragraphs about the Milky Way galaxy and answer questions about its size and the location of our solar system in the galaxy.
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Exploring a Galaxy

For Students 9th - 11th
In this galaxy worksheet, students use the Internet or other resources to answer 13 questions about the galaxy NGC-1232. They are given a photograph of the galaxy to help determine the width and diameter of certain regions of the galaxy.
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Galaxies

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the provided website to classify galaxies after exploring information about elliptical, spiral, lenticular, and irregular galaxies and using the Hubble Tuning Fork.
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A Galaxy Up Close

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Sombrero Galaxy worksheet, students observe infrared images taken by the Spitzer Infrared Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. They answer 9 questions about the details of the images such as the radius of the stellar...
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Milky Way Galaxies

For Teachers K
Students explore the Milky Way galaxy. They discuss what the Milky Way is and what is found within the galaxy. Students create a pattern of stars using paint and styrofoam cups.
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Types of Galaxies

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders take a quiz to review the different objects in space. As a class, they define terms related to galaxies. In groups, they make a model of the Milky Way galaxy using materials provided to them by their teacher. To end the...
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Hunting for galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine Hubble Deep Field images. In this galaxy classification lesson, students research galaxy classification. Students view and classify Hubble Deep field images of galaxies.
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Dark Matter: How Does it Explain a Star's Speed?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Studying spiral galaxies can make your head spin! With this video, find out how astronomers calculate a galaxy's rotational speed, and how the prediction that the outermost stars slow down does not seem to be true. The mystery may be...
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Telescope as Time Machine

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
This resource provides an explanation of NASA's GALEX mission and how the space-based telescope can view distant galaxies as they were billions of years ago. The resource also discusses the other aspects of galaxies that GALEX is able to...
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Cosmic Bar Graphs

For Students 8th - 10th
In this cosmic bar graph instructional activity, students solve 2 problems using given bar graphs that plot the number of galaxies vs. the galaxy type and the number of gamma-ray bursts vs. the burst classification. Students find the...
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The Milky Way and Beyond

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students consider the scale of the Milky Way Galaxy. In this Milky Way lesson, students hypothesize the length of time necessary to cross the Milky Way.
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Virial Theorem Lesson

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders describe how equilibrium can occur as the balance of two effects. They model the stability of elliptical galaxies based on how fast stars within the galaxy are moving.
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Collisions Lesson

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the role that collisions and near collisions of galaxies play in determining the shape of galaxies. They model the collision of disk shaped and spherically shaped galaxies.
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The Big Bang Theory

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Evidence for the Big Bang theory, the definition of galaxies, the life cycle of stars, and Kepler's laws are some of the several concepts covered in this PowerPoint. Sort through the many topics, pick and choose those that most apply to...
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Cosmology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The past, the present, and the future ... there's so much to discover about the galaxy. Scholars learn about the creation of the universe, its current structure, and how it is changing. The PowerPoint presentation begins with a...
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Our Universe: Always Moving, Always Changing

For Teachers 3rd
Students explore the main concepts of astronomy through the eleven lessons of this unit. The past, present, and future methods of studying the science are examined in this unit.

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