Student Internet investigation that explores the structure of the Milky Way and other galaxies; galaxy types and formation, and our place in the Milky Way.
The latest links containing images and data are presented as well for these topics. I use this computer lab activity as a review for my astronomy class as part of the Unit IX "Milky Way and Other Galaxies" unit but it can also be used at an 8th grade level Earth/Space web quest.
Topics/terms in this activity include:
Hubble tuning fork, Milky Way, galaxy, spiral galaxy, galactic structure, galactic size, galactic disk, galactic bulge, galactic halo, variable stars, galactic distances, galactic year, Sun, Milky Way formation, Hubble Space Telescope, Universe, halo stars, spiral arms, galactic halo, galaxy formation, Orion arm, spiral density waves, spiral structure, galaxy clusters, supermassive black holes, solar mass, Large Magellanic Cloud, Small Magellanic Cloud, LMC, SMC, dwarf galaxies, Edwin Hubble, satellite galaxies, redshifting, barred spirals, Local Group, active galaxies, normal galaxies, nonstellar radiation, galaxy mergers, accretion disk, galaxy evolution
Astronomy Internet Activity "Galaxies"
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License