Overview: Milky Way Galaxy facts

of "Fast Facts: Milky Way Galaxy"
Fast Facts: Milky Way Galaxy lists the name, description, location, size, and distance of Earth from the center of the galaxy in the form of a table. An artist's conception 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: Milky Way Galaxy as:

A source of information. Find out about our galaxy.

A large-number recognition activity. Have students put this and other Fast Fact tables in order from the one closest to Earth to the one farthest away.

An inquiry tool. Have students write down 3-5 questions they would like answered as a result of reading this Fast Facts table and looking at the image.

An engagement tool. Involve students in a discussion.

Related materials

See the Galaxies section on "Teaching tools" page.

Overview: Milky Way Galaxy facts