Overview: Supernova Remnant SNR 0509 facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Supernova Remnant SNR 0509"
Description:
Fast Facts: Supernova Remnant SNR 0509 lists the name, location, size, and distance of the supernova remnant from Earth in a table. 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 SNR 0509 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 about the image and the information in the Fast Facts table.

An engagement tool. Involve students in a discussion.

Related materials

Press release: "Hubble Supernova Bubble Resembles Holiday Ornament"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/nebula/2010/27/

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



Overview: Supernova Remnant SNR 0509 facts