Overview: Ring Nebula facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: RIng Nebula"
Description:
Fast Facts: Ring Nebula lists in a table the name, description, location, size, and distance from Earth of the planetary 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: Ring Nebula as:

A source of information. Find out about the nebula.

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

A large-number recognition activity. Have students put the Ring Nebula 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.

An engagement tool. Involve students in a discussion.

Related materials

Press release: "NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Reveals the Ring Nebula's True Shape"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/nebula/planetary/2013/13/

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



Overview: Ring Nebula facts