Milky Way Galaxy

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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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a scale model of the Milky Way Galaxy 
  • Post the notes on a class website for absent pupils or to use as a review
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a solid understanding of the components of the solar system
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Defines all new scientific terms
  • Includes both size and velocity perspectives

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