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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

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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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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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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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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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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Galaxies

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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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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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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400 Million New Stars in Our Galaxy!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The greater the technology, the better our understanding of our galaxy. An intriguing lesson from a solar system video series discusses the discoveries of the Gaia space observatory. With the release of the first 3D map of the Milky Way,...
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The Biggest Stars in the Galaxy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Study the giants of our universe with a video lesson. A descriptive lesson from a solar system playlist compares hypergiant stars to other bodies in our galaxy. The lesson instructor explains the origin and the composition of these...
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Writing About Informational Text: Beyond the Beyond—Galaxies

For Students 8th Standards
Everyone has a different point of view, even when it comes to the enormity of the universe. Two separate text passages explain the scope of a galaxy, prompting young readers to write an essay about each author's argument and how the...
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Galaxies From Nothing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Space can never be truly empty because fields occupy the seemingly empty space. Another installment of the Veritasium playlist attempts to explain the science of the creation of the galaxies. By referencing the quantum fluctuations, the...
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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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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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The Speed of Galaxy Q2125-431

For Students 9th - 10th
In this speed of a galaxy worksheet, students use a given equation for the speed of an object and they use the spectral lines for Hydrogen Alpha and Beta from the Seyfert galaxy to answer 6 questions. They determine the observed...
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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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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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Black Hole Apocalypse | Modeling Galaxies

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Once, scientists believed black holes to be rare, but modern technology is proving otherwise. Using data from the Hubble telescope, scientists create computer models of distant galaxies. They discover super massive black holes in the...
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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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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Considering using Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as a whole class reading or for book circles? Check out this overview that provides a plot summary, a list of enduring questions raise by and themes addressed by 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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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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