Exploring a Galaxy
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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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Coma Cluster of Galaxies
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...
9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Engineering Design for Human Exploration
What would it take to live on the lunar surface? Small groups build model rockets in order to simulate launching a habitat into space and rebuilding it. Divide the class into groups to design and build a model of a lunar habitat. The...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Small Are We in the Scale of the Universe?
There are so many galaxies in the universe that the vast majority of them are too distant for the human eye to perceive. An astronomy video discusses the Hubble Telescope's Deep Field image from 1995 and the eXtreme Deep Field image...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Could Human Civilization Spread Across the Whole Galaxy?
Ever heard of von Neumann machines? These self-replicating machines could allow for the expansion of human civilization beyond Earth. The video describes how this type of technology could open many doors for exploration and life.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science