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Exploring the Milky Way Educator Guide
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 6-8

This collection of mathematical activities can be used as a science extension to introduce students to mapping the shape of the Milky Way galaxy and to identifying the various kinds of galaxies in the universe. Students learn about the shapes and sizes of other galaxies in the universe as they learn how to classify them. The mathematics problems require using basic scientific notation skills and working with "astronomically large" numbers. The collection provides exercises in plotting points on a Cartesian plane to map the features of our Milky Way. The lessons are correlated to common core standards in mathematics.

Exploring the Milky Way  [5MB PDF file]

More booklets in this series:
Space Math I
Space Math II
Space Math III
Space Math IV
Space Math V
Space Math VI
Space Math VII
Adventures in Space Science Mathematics
Algebra 2 With Space Science Applications
Astrobiology Math
Black Hole Math
Earth Math
Electromagnetic Math
Exploring Planetary Moons
Exploring Stars in the Milky Way
Exploring the Lunar Surface
Image Scale Math
Lunar Math
Magnetic Math
Mars Math
Radiation Math
Remote Sensing Math
Solar Math
Space Weather Math
Transit Math