Outer Space (Gr. 3-5)

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Take a trip into Outer Space! Explore our stars, constellations, planets, galaxy, and universe!

Take a trip into Outer Space! Explore our stars, constellations, planets, galaxy, and universe!

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  • 1. Sarah Cunningham Internet in Education EME 6936
  • 2. Protostar – What exists before a star is born Types of Stars T Tauri Star – Stage in a star’s formation Main Sequence Star – The majority of the stars in our galaxy Red Giant Red Giant Star – Forms after a star consumes its stock of hydrogen in its core White Dwarf Star – When a star completely runs out of hydrogen fule Red Dwarf Star – Most common kind of star, has a cool temperature Neutron Star – Exotic star made completely up of neutrons Supergiant Star – Largest stars in the Universe
  • 3. Home Did you know? The Sun
  • 4. A constellation is a group of stars that appear to form a pattern in the sky. Three famous Ursa Minor Constellations are: Ursa Major Orion
  • 5. Also known as the Little Dipper, Ursa Minor contains a very famous star called Polaris*. *The North Star
  • 6. The Ursa Major is commonly called the Big Dipper. Its shape resembles a bear.
  • 7. Orion is known as The Hunter. It is the most recognizable constellation in the sky.
  • 8. Formed about 4.6 billion years ago, our solar system consists of the sun and all celestial objects that are bound to it by gravity.
  • 9. What can we find in our solar system? Planets Asteroid belt Dwarf Planets (moons) Dust and other particles
  • 10. Listed in order from the Sun: Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
  • 11. A Galaxy is massive! It is bound together by gravity. What is in a galaxy? Stars Stellar Remnants Interstellar medium of gas and dust
  • 12. Our solar system is in the Milky Way Galaxy. Its diameter is about 100,000 light years.
  • 13. The Universe is everything that exists in intergalactic space. Hubble Ultra Deep Field