Overview: Star-forming Nebula NGC 3603 facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Star-forming Nebula NGC 3603"
Description:
Fast Facts: Star-forming Nebula NGC 3603 lists the name, description, location, size, and distance of the nebula from Earth in a table. 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 NGC 3603 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: "Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/star-cluster/2010/22/

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



Overview: Star-forming Nebula NGC 3603 facts