Overview: Monkey Head Nebula facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Monkey Head Nebula, NGC 2174"
Description:
Fast Facts: Monkey Head Nebula, NGC 2174 lists in a table the name, description, location, size, and distance from Earth of the nebula. 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: Monkey Head Nebula, NGC 2174 as:

A source of information. Find out about this nebula.

A mapping activity. Locate the nebula's associated constellation on a star map.

A large-number recognition activity. Have students put this table and other 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.

Related materials

Press release: "Hubble Celebrates Its 24th Anniversary with an Infrared Look at a Nearby Star Factory"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2014/18/

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



Overview: Monkey Head Nebula facts