Our Neighborhood in the Milky Way
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In this Milky Way galaxy worksheet, students are given a table of distances and angles of nebulae and star clusters from the sun. Students plot each one on a piece of paper and solve 2 problems using the data.
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The Last Star in the Universe—Red Dwarfs Explained
Up to 75 percent of the stars in the Milky Way are red dwarfs, yet we can't see any from Earth. The video explains what makes red dwarf stars unique. It highlights the potential for finding aliens or a planet humans could live on once...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Five Amazing Stars We've Discovered in Space
Between 100 billion and 400 billion stars exist in the Milky Way Galaxy. The video discuses five amazing stars with unique characteristics. Most pupils know about red giants but need to learn more about hybrid stars—here is a great video...
7 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Solar System—Our Home in Space
The first man-made object to enter space happened in 1942; just 71 years later, we sent the first object outside the entire solar system. The video introduces the solar system, starting with the sun. It covers each planet, the more...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed 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
Stunning Portrait of the Milky Way Galaxy
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.
3 mins 9th - 12th Science