Overview: Star-forming Nebula N90 facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Star-forming Nebula N90"
Description:
Fast Facts: Star-forming Nebula N90 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: Star-forming Nebula N90 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 put Star-forming Nebula N90 Fast Facts table and other Fast Facts 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: "Taken Under the 'Wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/nebula/emission/2013/17/

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



Overview: Star-forming Nebula N90 facts