Overview: Stephan's Quintet facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Stephan's Quintet"
Description:
Fast Facts: Stephan's Quintet lists the name, location, size, and distance of this group of interacting galaxies from Earth in the form of a table. A picture of the galaxies 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: Stephan's Quintet as:

A source of information. Find out about the galaxies.

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

A large-number recognition activity. Have students put this and other Fast Fact 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: "Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/25/

See the Galaxies section on "Teaching tools" page.



Overview: Stephan's Quintet facts