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PURPOSE: To compare and contrast characteristics of different galaxies.



Galaxy cards


Magnifying glass

Class notebook



In lab groups of two persons, you are to obtain a stack of Galaxy cards from Mr. Andrews. These Galaxy cards are numbered and depict some of the many different types of galaxies that are found in our known universe. In this lab activity you and your lab partner are going to observe each galaxy card carefully, note specific characteristics about each Galaxy, and determine what type of Galaxy you think it is.

Once you have filled in all the information in the data/observations chart below, then you should download the conclusion questions, and answer them in full and complete sentences.


Card # 

 Type of Galaxy

  Characteristics, comments and observations


















Conclusion questions ( click here )