Overview: Group the Galaxies

Overview
of "Classroom Activity: Group the Galaxies"
Description:
Classroom Activity: Group the Galaxies (PDF) (370K; Adobe Reader required.)
In "Classroom Activity: Group the Galaxies," students are introduced to the information on the Galaxy Trading Cards by creating categories based on recognized patterns. The process skills used in this activity are sorting and categorizing. Mandatory and supplemental PDFs for the activity are listed below.
Execution time: 40-50 minutes
Grades: 5-7 (Target grade: 6)
Required materials

Activity PDF (370K)
Table of contents: Purpose, Materials, Instructions for Teachers, Learning Outcomes Mapped to Education Standards, Prerequisites and Misconceptions, Answer Key to Student Activity Sheet, New Vocabulary, Student Activity Sheet.

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)

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Overview: Group the Galaxies