Overview: 30 Doradus facts

of "Fast Facts: 30 Doradus"
Fast Facts: 30 Doradus is a table that lists the name, description, location, and distance from Earth of the star forming region, 30 Doradus. A picture of the nebula 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: 30 Doradus as:

A source of information. Find out about this star-forming region.

A mapping activity. Locate the nebula's 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.

Related materials

Press release: "Hubble's 22nd Anniversary Image Shows Turbulent Star-making Region"

See the Stars and stellar evolution section on "Teaching tools" page.

Overview: 30 Doradus facts