The Milky Way Galaxy
Students investigate the size of the Milky Way Galaxy while accessing internet research using a variety of resources. They make a list of prior knowledge based around the term "astronomy" and then have class discussion based upon the ideas.
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Discovering Some of Your “Yardsticks” Are Actually “Meter-sticks”
The Milky Way gets great reviews on Trip Advisor — 100 million stars. The activity allows scholars to rethink their assumptions and prior knowledge. Pupils observe a set of two lights at equal distance and brightness, but they believe...
9th - 12th Science
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
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