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Exploring the Milky Way Educator Guide

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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]

Space Math I

Space Math II

Space Math III

Space Math IV

Space Math V

Space Math VI

Space Math VII

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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