This activity aims to introduce to students the concept of varying galactic morphologies. Students will look in detail at images of numerous galaxies derived from the ‘Faulkes telescopes’ and they will attempt to classify them according to their own notion and then according to the Hubble Classification Scheme. Moreover, the class will try to investigate the origin of the shapes of the galaxies that stem from galaxy interactions using the “Galaxy Crash’ simulation.
Cognitive Objectives: Types of Knowledge
Factual: Knowledge of basic elements, e.g. terminology, symbols, specific details, etc
Basic Go-Lab Scenario