At the Greenwich meeting this summer, I was lucky enough to meet John Wallin and talk a bit about using Galaxy Zoo in the classroom. His graduate student, Anthony, has written a lab that uses Galaxy Zoo, and he was kind enough to allow me to share it with you. Here is the text of Anthony's email:
I've attached the lab material to this message. The files are in MS Word format. Let me know if you need a different format.
The lab involves using Galaxy Zoo 2 to learn some basic trends about elliptical and disk galaxies. Blueness/Redness and young/old. There is a section about our Mergers activity, but that is completely separable if you want to just do the main Zoo portion.
The main document is called galaxylab_summer09.doc. We have an exercise for our students to complete before they get to class, that's the prelab. The answer sheet printed strangely sometimes, so I have also attached a screen shot of what the last portion should look like. That is for the Mergers activity. Again, that part can be cut out altogether if you prefer.
As we finish our preparations for the launch of the Mergers site, we'll be updating the tutorial and science information there. So depending on when people plan on doing this activity, we'll have to provide you an up-to-date URL for the site.
Anthony has offered to be of assistance if there are any questions--just PM me and I can give you his email.
[I had to upload the files as PDFs... if you would like the .doc format, email me and I'll send them to you.--Georgia]