Overview: RS Puppis facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Variable star, RS Puppis"
Description:
Fast Facts: Variable star, RS Puppis lists in a table the name, description, location, size, and distance from Earth of RS Puppis. An image of the star 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: Variable star, RS Puppis as:

A source of information. Find out about this star.

A mapping activity. Locate the star'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 as a result of reading this Fast Facts table and looking at the image.

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



Overview: RS Puppis facts