Overview: Small Magellanic Cloud facts

of "Fast Facts: Small Magellanic Cloud"
Fast Facts: Small Magellanic Cloud lists the name, description, location, size, and distance of the galaxy from Earth in the form of a table. 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: Small Magellanic Cloud 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 this and other Fast Facts tables in order from the one closest to Earth to the one farthest away.

An inquiry tool. Have students write down 3-5 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: "Nearby Massive Star Cluster Yields Insights into Early Universe "

See the Galaxies section on "Teaching tools" page.

Overview: Small Magellanic Cloud facts