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The Outer Planets: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A long time ago, a galaxy formed that contained a solar system with eight planets—or nine depending on who is counting. A collection of 22 lessons has middle schoolers examine the Outer Planets of the solar system. They calculate the...
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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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Our Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A five-lesson unit introduces young astronomers to the current understanding of the universe. They learn about the evidence scientists use to support the Big Bang Theory, explore the life cycles of stars, and examine technologies that...
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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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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Galaxies, Part 1 of 3

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...
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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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A Universe Of Galaxies

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...
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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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The Milky Way Galaxy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Just how big is the galaxy? Learners read information about the size of the Milky Way galaxy to better comprehend its size. Pupils develop an understanding of the number of stars in the galaxy by finding just how big a billion is and...
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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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How Many Galaxies Are There?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Could there really be over 200 billion galaxies? It turns out the number may be closer to two trillion galaxies! A video presentation discusses the existence of galaxies in the universe. The narrator explains how scientists make their...
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Red Nugget Galaxies: The Universe's Ultimate Survivors

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Time capsules offer a glimpse into the past, and red nugget galaxies are the time capsules of the universe. Using an installment from the SciShow Space series, viewers explore the discovery of new red nugget galaxies. The video also...
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Solving Mysteries with the Ancient Galaxies Next Door

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Tiny, old galaxies surrounding the Milky Way offer an opportunity to observe the evolution of the universe. An episode of the SciShow Space series describes what scientists knew before and the new research recently published on the...
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Stunning Portrait of the Milky Way Galaxy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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Galaxies Galore!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Hubble Captures Colliding Galaxies

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Galaxies: A Cosmic Journey Through the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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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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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, Part 2 of 3

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Part two of this three-part series asks us to think what life would be like if we lived in a binary star system. We are also introduced to black holes and Einstein's theory of relativity. A great clip shown in its three-part entirety or...
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Galaxies, Part 3 of 3

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...
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Milky Way Galaxy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There is more about the Milky Way that scientists don't know than what they do know—that leaves a lot to discover! A thorough lesson presentation explores the components of the Milky Way Galaxy and their behaviors. 
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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...