Sci-Fi becomes a reality with this real 3D Galactic map! I use this to get my students to leave our solar system and explore the Milky Way Galaxy. It helps them visualize the vastness of the galaxy and the billions of stars that it contains. I have them search among the over 3600 mapped exoplanets, to find an Earth-like planet that is in the habitable zone.
I’ve included 2 google docs
A Google Doc with instructions
A Google slide presentation template for students to get started.
A link to my How to video for using the Exoplanet App
It’s hard to believe this technology is real and available to our students! I sure didn’t have this available in high school or even college.