Overview: Interacting galaxies Arp 147 facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Interacting galaxies Arp 147"
Description:
Fast Facts: Interacting galaxies Arp 147 lists in a table the name, location, size, and distance from Earth of these interacting galaxies. A picture of the galaxies is included.
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Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Teachers can use Fast Facts: Interacting galaxies Arp 147 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 as a result of reading this Fast Facts table and looking at the image.

Related materials

Press release: "Hubble Scores a Perfect Ten"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/37/

See the Galaxies section on the "Teaching tools" page.



Overview: Interacting galaxies Arp 147 facts