Overview: Supernova Remnant SN 1006 facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Supernova Remnant SN 1006"
Description:
Fast Facts: Supernova Remnant SN 1006 lists in a table the name, location, size, and distance from Earth of the supernova remnant. A picture of the supernova remnant 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: Supernova Remnant SN 1006 as:

A source of information. Find out about the supernova remnant.

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

Related materials

Press release: "Hubble Sees Stars and a Stripe in Celestial Fireworks"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/22/

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



Overview: Supernova Remnant SN 1006 facts