Webquests are great resources to use in the classroom because they give the student the freedom to explore the internet on their own finding information pertaining to your lesson, while still giving you control over the websites they use to ensure their safety and appropriateness.
This webquest is designed to help students explore the internet in search of information based on GALAXIES and OTHER OBJECTS IN THE UNIVERSE.
There are 3 - 4 recommended websites for the students to use to help them find the information laid out on the worksheet. Depending on your class you may set up the websites ahead of time, or have them type in the websites themselves.
The worksheet is broken up into a vocabulary section as well as questions they must answer. There is also a diagram for the students to complete.
If they get done early there are some interactive fun websites listed that the students can use to continue learning.
For the TOTAL ASTRONOMY UNIT
For additional units and lessons see below:
The following lessons are part of the UNIVERSE UNIT
Galaxies and Universe Webquest
The following lessons are part of the STAR UNIT
Star Color and Brightness
Intro to Stars
Life of a Star
The following lessons are part of the SOLAR SYSTEM UNIT
THE PLANETS UNIT
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Review Game
Solar System Jeopardy Review Game
Asteroids, Meteors and Comets
Inner Planets (Terrestrial Planets)
Outer Planets (Gas Giants)
Planerary Motion (Kepler's Laws)
The following lessons are a part of the THE MOON UNIT
Rotation of the Moon
Phases of the Moon
Eclipses (Lunar and Solar)