Filters: Your search found 6 results.
Topics/Subjects:
Earth history  
Stars, nebulae and galaxies  
Instructional Strategies:
Identifying similarities and differences  
Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1  
Sort by:
Per page:

Now showing results 1-6 of 6

Using stickers created from the templates provided, students create a Venn diagram of objects in our solar system, our galaxy and the universe. This short activity can be used as a formative assessment.

In this lesson, students read the original paper written by Henrietta Leavitt in which she compared the apparent brightness and period of Cepheid variable stars. The students prepare graphs from numerical data, just as she did, and compare their... (View More)

In this activity, students describe the characteristics of different types of galaxies (spiral, elliptical, barred spiral, peculiar, or irregular) in their own words. They also classify galaxies seen in the Hubble Deep Field. This is activity two in... (View More)

In this activity, students explore the idea of classifying objects. They start by giving examples of objects that can be classified in everyday life and in science. They then characterize and classify a set of galaxies using their own scheme, and... (View More)

In this activity, students match unusual galaxies with their distinctive names and justify their reasoning. Students discover that often, galaxies acquire their names based upon how they appear to observers. This is activity four in the "Hidden... (View More)

In this activity, students will describe similarities and differences between galactic star clusters and globular clusters. This is activity five in the "Hidden Lives of Galaxies" information and activity booklet that was designed for use with "The... (View More)

1