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Galactic Doom? Space Mystery DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this interactive web game, participants learn about the different types of galaxies (spiral, elliptical and irregular) by viewing them in different wavelength bands (infrared, visible, x-ray). They then learn about active galaxies vs. quiescent galaxies by examining visible light spectra together with the multi-wavelength images. The final challenge is to observe a model of our own galaxy to determine if it is active or not. The game is narrated by Alkina, the space creature who travels the Universe in the Epo's Chronicles series. This is the fifth in a series of web games that teach physical and space science.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
Subject:
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Available through link.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-613
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Sonoma State University