Types of Galaxies Activity


Students learn about different galaxy types and try to classify some – it’s challenging!

Grades 7 and Up

Fun galaxy activity! Perfect addition to a scaled properties of objects in the solar system unit!

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In this activity, students will:

  • Read about different types of galaxies. (2 pages)
  • Answer several text-dependent analysis questions.
  • Practice classifying pictures of 10 real galaxies.

Teacher Notes:

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  • This resource is not editable.
  • This product is adapted from the widely available Astronomical Society of the Pacific galaxy activity. Our version has been significantly simplified and streamlined for a middle school audience.


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