Overview: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982 facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982"
Description:
Fast Facts: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982 lists in a table the name, description, location, size, and distance from Earth of the galaxy. A picture of the galaxy 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: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982 as:

A source of information. Find out about the galaxy.

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

A large-number recognition activity. Have students put Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982 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 as a result of reading this Fast Facts table and looking at the image.

Related materials

Press release: "Pinwheel of Star Birth"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/galaxy/spiral/2010/36/

See the Galaxies section on "Teaching tools" page.



Overview: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982 facts