Overview: Find the Right Circle

Overview
of "Classroom Activity: Find the Right Circle"
Description:
Classroom Activity: Find the Right Circle (PDF) (930K; Adobe Reader required.)
In "Classroom Activity: Find the Right Circle," students study the Galaxy Trading Cards (and other materials supplied here) to observe and record the properties of galaxies. Students use a Venn diagram to compare galaxies’ properties. The process skills used in this activity are comparing and contrasting, and categorizing and listing. Mandatory and supplemental PDFs for the activity are listed below.
Execution time: 60-70 minutes
Grades: 6-8 (Target grade: 7)
Required materials

Activity PDF (930K)
Table of contents: Purpose, Materials, Instructions for Teachers, Learning Outcomes Mapped to Education Standards, Prerequisites and Misconceptions, Answer Keys to Student Activity Sheets, New Vocabulary, Student Activity Sheets, Images of Spiral, Elliptical, and Irregular Galaxies.

Galaxy Trading Cards PDF (398K)
Download the PDF and make the cards.

Supplemental materials

Teacher's Science Background:
Galaxy Q&As
PDF
(303K)

Teacher's Science Background:
Constellation Q&As
PDF
(100K)

Student's Background Reading:
About Galaxies
PDF
(598K)

Student's Background Reading:
About Constellations
PDF
(205K)

Glossary of Astronomy Terms
Related to Galaxies
PDF
(93K)

Related materials

Galaxies Galore
An Amazing Space online exploration.

Hubble Deep Field Academy
An Amazing Space online exploration.

See the Galaxies section on "Teaching tools" page.



Overview: Find the Right Circle