of "Fast Facts: Interacting galaxies Arp 273"
Fast Facts: Interacting galaxies Arp 273 lists the name, location, size, and distance of these interacting galaxies from Earth in a table. A picture of the galaxies is included.
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Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom
Students can use Fast Facts: Interacting galaxies Arp 273 as:
A source of information. Find out about the galaxies.
A mapping activity. Locate the galaxies' associated constellation on a star map.
A large-number recognition activity. Have students look at several Fast Fact tables, including this one. Ask them to place the objects described in the Fast Fact tables in order, starting with the object closest to Earth and ending with the one farthest away.
An inquiry tool. Have students write down questions they would like answered about the image and the information in the Fast Facts table.
An engagement tool. Involve students in a discussion.
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See the Galaxies section on "Teaching tools" page.