Types of Galaxies Teacher Resources

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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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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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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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Black Holes

For Teachers 7th - 11th
The images in this PowerPoint are really appealing and there are some definitions. However, the information is incomplete, so you would have to either add explanations or use this purely for review. Different types of galaxies are...
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Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
It takes 225 million years for our sun to travel around the galaxy. The presentation covers astronomical units, light years, telescopes, types of stars, the life cycle of a star, and types of galaxies. This is the last lesson in a...
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Galaxies Galore, Games and More

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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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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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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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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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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What is a Galaxy?

For Students 9th - 12th
For this galaxy worksheet, students use a website to research the 3 types of galaxies and how Edwin Hubble classified galaxies. This worksheet has 1 graphic organizer and 4 fill in the blank questions.
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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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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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A Study of Hydra Cluster Galaxies

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students analyze a designated galaxy with a partner or in a small group.
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The Universe

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space science worksheet, students use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to complete the crossword puzzle relating to the universe. There are 16 clues to solve in the puzzle.
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Astronomy Research

For Students 6th - 7th
In this astronomy worksheet, students are directed to a specific Internet site to do research on deep space. Students answer 14 essay, short answer, or true/false questions.
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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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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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Classifying Galaxies

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students classify galaxies by their shape using the Hubble Tuning Fork Diagram.
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Galaxies and the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th
In this galaxies worksheet, students review 12 terms associated with the Milky Way and galaxies in general. Students fill in the blank of 12 statements.
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Astronomy

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students complete a series of activities to better understand space studies. In this space science lesson, the teacher is provided with a number of activities for students to complete such as finding words that begin with the prefix...
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Types Of Nebulae

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the different types of nebulae that can be found in the solar system. They view a PowerPoint presentation about the material and identify each nebulae as it is presented. Students also discuss the life cycle of a...
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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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Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students study a research telescope to obtain quantitative information about these objects. They use the SkyServer Navigation Tool to identify objects and record celestial coordinates. In addition, they associate star brightness and...

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