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A Universe Of Galaxies
Hubble and his amazing telescope were key factors in determining what we know about galaxies. Introduce your learners to the types, composition, and incredible distance of galaxies. This is a simple and easily understood clip appropriate for any grade schooler.
6 mins 4th - 8th Science
Galaxies, Part 1 of 3
You've found part one of a three-part series entitled "A Practical Guide to the Universe." Hosted by Tom Selek, this older clip shows, describes, and invites viewers to think about what galaxies are. The color, motion, and brightness of stars are the key scientists use to determine the distance between galaxies.
7 mins 4th - 8th Science
Star Light, Star Bright
Four modules are a part of this stellar lesson plan. Space scientists view the electromagnetic spectrum, they generate waves on a computer screen in order to measure frequency and wavelength, discover how light is related to temperature, and finally relate their learning to the temperature of stars.
6th - 9th Science
Stunning Portrait of the Milky Way Galaxy
NASA was able to capture an image of our Milky Way galaxy that helps scientists better understand its composition and stellar evolution. A very clear narrator describes what the image shows and what it means to science and our galaxy.
3 mins 9th - 12th Science
Twelve of these slides display a picture of a galaxy and pose the question, "What kind of galaxy is this?" There are two slides about the Hubble Space Telescope's tuning fork, and another that asks viewers to analyze the number of galaxies and the frequency of occurence in the associated picture.
4th - 6th Science
Hubble Captures Colliding Galaxies
Have your scientists ever asked what would happen if two galaxies collided? Use this clip to show what was seen through the Hubble telescope: the collision of two galaxies. You'll be able to narrate this clip any way you like, since it's silent.
2 mins 6th - 12th Science
Galaxies: A Cosmic Journey Through the Universe
Sometimes open ended is good. This five-minute silent video shows various objects found in space. Learners will see Earth, the Milky Way, stars, nebulae, comets, quasars, and galaxies. Because there is no narration this video could be used for any number of purposes, paused, discussed, or made available for interested learners.
6 mins 9th - 12th Science
Galaxies Galore, Games and More
Students practice skills used in scientific investigation while studying the three main types of galaxies. Students identify Earth as part of Milky Way galaxy, the parts of galaxies, and the types of galaxies, as well as classify galaxies by size and shape in a computer game.
5th - 8th Science
Galaxies, Part 3 of 3
Part three concludes "A Practical Guide to the Universe," completing the description of the Big Bang Theory and what it means. This episode touches on light travel, light speed, and what that means in relation to what we see. While this clip answers many questions, it also poses them, in terms of what we know through science and theory.
8 mins 4th - 8th Science
The Milky Way: A Mere Cloud in the Cosmos
In this galaxy worksheet, students calculate the volume of the Milky Way Galaxy, they determine the total mass, the density and the volume of the Milky Way Galaxy. They also solve 2 problems about the volume and size of the universe in comparison to the Milky Way Galaxy.
8th - 10th Math
Metallic Galactic Mobile
Learners create 3-dimensional models of their own imaginary galaxies of newly discovered planets. They write fictional accounts of their experiences visiting each new planet. Students writing includes a recognizable beginning, middle, and end.
1st - 6th English Language Arts
Dark Matter: How Does it Explain a Star's Speed?
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 solved by the presence of mysterious dark matter.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The first thing to note is that this lesson 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 interactive lesson on the structure of The Milky Way galaxy and the three types of galaxies.
4th - 6th Science
Counting Galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope
In this counting galaxies worksheet, learners use a photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and they divide the field into 16 square areas. They find the average number of galaxies in the cells, they find the area of one of the cells and they determine the total number of galaxies the Hubble Space Telescope detected in the photograph.
8th - 11th Math
A Glimpse of the Most Distant Galaxy
In this most distant galaxy worksheet, students use a Deep Field image taken by the FORS camera at the ESA-VLT observatory to answer 4 questions about the redshifts identified in the field. They use an on line redshift calculator to determine look-back times for each galaxy.
10th - 12th Math