Galaxy Webquest

Introduction

You are one step closer to fulfilling your dreams...Becoming a part of NASA.  Complete the following Galaxy Webquest as your last step into the final frontier!

Task

Your mission is to complete the tasks using the websites and answering the questions thoroughly and correctly.

Process

1.  Visit the website

2.  Digest pertinent information and select key topics to answer mission requirements

3.  Evaluate answers, review to ensure mission success

Evaluation

1. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080420.html

This is a picture of two galaxies colliding.  What do scientists think will eventually happen to the two galaxies?

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Answer is: Complete & Correct Mostly Correct Somewhat Correct Incorrect or Incomplete

 

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernova

This is an article about Supernovas.  What is a supernova?  How does one form?  Should we be worried about supernovas?  Why or why not?

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Answer is: Complete & Correct Mostly Correct Somewhat Correct Incorrect or Incomplete

 

3. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060701.html

This is an image of a black hole and star system.  What is the black hole doing to the star?

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Answer is: Complete & Correct Mostly Correct Somewhat Correct Incorrect or Incomplete

 

4. http://www.maa.clell.de/Messier/galaxy.html

Please list and draw the four galaxy types.

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Answer is: Complete & Correct Mostly Correct Somewhat Correct Incorrect or Incomplete

 

5. http://www.space.com/22180-neutron-stars.html

How is a neutron star formed?  How dense are neutron stars?

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Answer is: Complete & Correct Mostly Correct Somewhat Correct Incorrect or Incomplete

 

6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebula

A nebula is a cloud of dust and gas that eventually becomes a star.  Look at some of the nebula pictures on the website and write a haiku about a nebula.  Remember: a haiku is a poem with 3 lines.  The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the last line has 5.

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Haiku is: Complete & Correct Mostly Correct Somewhat Correct Incorrect or Incomplete

 

7. https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/black-holes

Why can’t we see black holes?

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Answer is: Complete & Correct Mostly Correct Somewhat Correct Incorrect or Incomplete

 

8. 

https://youtu.be/FBbQHmuw9Lo

 

 

Look at all the different things that can happen to stars after they die.  What do you think will happen to the Sun after it dies?

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Answer is: Complete & Correct Mostly Correct Somewhat Correct Incorrect or Incomplete
Conclusion

The brain power of America's scientific nation relies heavily on the successful completion of your assigned mission.

Mission Completion is defined as:

Turning in your Webquest with completely defined answers and a greater understanding of how the Universe operates.

America's scientific community is counting on you!