Online reading assignment question: Milky Way tags

Astronomy 210 Reading Assignment 9, fall semester 2011
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

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Wordle.net tag cloud for "Milky Way," generated by responses from Astronomy 210 students at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA (http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/4312349/Untitled).

Students have a weekly online reading assignment (hosted by SurveyMonkey.com), where they answer questions based on reading their textbook, material covered in previous lectures, opinion questions, and/or asking (anonymous) questions or making (anonymous) comments. Full credit is given for completing the online reading assignment before next week's lecture, regardless if whether their answers are correct/incorrect. Selected results/questions/comments are addressed by the instructor at the start of the following lecture.

Write down five words that describe or are associated with the "Milky Way." Keep word phrases together with no spaces between them (e.g., "forexample, likethis, nospaces"). (Graded for completion.)

[Responses have been edited to consolidate related common subjects.]

Student responses
Sections 70158, 70160
galaxy spiral allaroundus halo nuclearbulge
diskcomponent, spiralarms, halo, nuclearbulge, darkmatter.
greatstarsystem, Cepheids, propermotions, halo, disk
spiralgalaxy, candybar, 9byold, SagittariusA, Sun
milkyroad, foggy, diameter100000ly, 13.2byold, spiral
clusters, stars, Sun, spiralgalaxy, oursunislocatedonthesideofit.
spiralgalaxy, candybar, 9byold, SagittariusA, nuclearbulge
spiralgalaxy, diameter100000ly, spiralarms, oldastheuniverse, 200billionstars
dust, supernova, hydrogen, helium, iron.
halo metals clusters stars galaxy
milky vast habitated beautiful home
galaxy, solarsystem, spiralgalaxy, celestialsphere, stars.
galaxy, solarsystem, candybar stars
white, stars, cluttered, band, line
milkyroad, nuclearbulge, spiralarms, sphericalcomponent, rotationcurve.
beautiful, enormous, stars, spiral, solarsystem
BigDipper, blackhole, celestialobject, clusters, comets
spiralgalaxy, 13.2byold, SagittariusA, disk, stars dust
stars galaxy spiral dust cloudy
clusterofstars particles spiral.
caramel chocolate milky quick cheap
planets stars comets asteroids
greatrift, spiralarms, halo, disk, darkmatter
barredspiralgalaxy, darkmatter, supermassiveblackhole, gammaraybubbles, binarysystem
billionsandbillions viagalactica supermassiveblackhole spiralarms home
candybar, galaxy, stars, bright
clockwise galaxy dusty spiral large
delicious, chocolate, caramel, bitesized, candy
birdspath, roadtoSantiago, silverriver, rivertoheaven, starryway
hazyband, solarsystem, galaxy, barredspiral, darknebulae
galaxy solarsystem dimglow
vast candy Earth galaxy pretty
200billionstars, localgroup, Galileodiscovered, supermassiveblackhole SagittariusA, alwaysonthemove
peanuts, caramel, chocolate, darkchocolate MilkyWayMidnights, nougat
supermassiveblackhole spiral beautiful incomprehensible immense
cloudy, big, chocolate, bright, preferSnickers
ourcluster spiral candy disk
clustersofstars, swirlsoflightinthesky, galaxy, candybar, MilkyWay

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Patrick M. Len said...

Astronomy 210 Reading Assignment 9, fall semester 2011
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Student responses (raw, unedited, unconsolidated)
Sections 70158, 70160

Galaxy spiral allaroundus halo nuclearbulge
diskcomponent, spiralarms, halo, nuclearbulge, darkmatter.
Greatstarsystem, Cepheidvariablestars, Propermotions, Halo, Disk
spiralgalaxy, candybar, 9billionyears, sagittariusA, sun
milkyroad, foggy, 100000lightyears, 13.2billion, spiral
Clusters, stars, oursun, spiralgalaxy, oursunislocatedonthesideofit.
I'm not quite sure how to answer this.
spiralgalaxy, candybar, 9billionyears, sagittariusA, nuclearbulge
Dust, supernova, hydrogen, helium, iron.
galaxy,solarsystem,spiralgalaxy,celestial sphere,stars.
Galaxy, Solarsytem, Candybar! Stars
white, stars, cluttered, band, line
Milkyroad, nuclearbulge, spiralarms, sphericalcomponent, rotationcurve.
Beautiful, enormous, stars, spiral, solarsystems
BigDipper, blackhole, celestial object, cluster, comet
spiralgalaxy, 13.2billionyearsold, Sagittarius, disk, starsanddust
stars galaxy spiral dust cloudy
greatrift, spiralarms, halo, Disk, Darkmatter
barredspiralgalaxy, darkmatter, supermassiveblackhole, gamma-raybubbles, binarysystem
billionsandbillions viagalactica supermassiveblackhole spiralarms home
candy bar,galaxy,stars,bright
clockwise galaxy dusty spiral large
delicious, chocolaty, carmel, bitesized, candy!
Bird'spath, roadtoSantiago, Silverriver, rivertoheaven, Strawway
hazyband, oursolarsystem, galaxy, barredspiral, darknebulae
200billionstars, localgroup, Galileidiscovered, supermassiveblackholesagittarius, alwaysonthemove
Peanuts, caramel, chocolate, dark chocolate (milky way midnights only), nougat
Supermasiveblackhole Spiral Beautiful incomprehensible Immense
cloudy, big, chocolate, bright, IpreferSnickers
clustersofstars, swirlsoflightinthesky, galaxy, candybar, milkyway