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Studies of a Population of Stars: Mapping the Positions of Stars

Make observations and use available data and simple calculations to correlate observations and data in the characterization of stars. In this activity, students can discover that the positions of stars in the sky illuminates information about the Milky Way galaxy.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: M1.3.9, M1.4.2, M5.3.12, M6.3.6, M8.3.2, M8.3.9, M8.4.22, S15.3.3
Subject Keywords: maps, star

Author(s): Stephen J. Edberg
PUMAS ID: 03_05_10_3
Date Received: 2010-03-05
Date Revised: 2013-04-06
Date Accepted: 2013-04-06

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