of "Fast Facts: Overlapping galaxies NGC 3314"
Fast Facts: Overlapping galaxies NGC 3314 is a table that lists the name, description, location, and distance from Earth of these overlapping galaxies. A picture of the galaxies is included.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly Web page
Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom
Teachers can use Fast Facts: Overlapping galaxies NGC 3314 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.
Press release: "Chance Alignment Between Galaxies Mimics a Cosmic Collision"
See the Galaxies section on "Teaching tools" page.