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Lifecycle of Massive Stars
A massive star has a mass greater than nine times that of our sun. Sal focuses on the fusion and chemical reactions that take place during the lifecycle of a massive star. He clearly explains the gravitation to chemical relationship, which relates to the overall life span of the star.
7 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 3 Downloads
Star Field and Nebula Images
Enchant your science class with the beauty of star fields and nebulas. Sal shares a series of images as a follow up to his video on the birth of stars. He explains that the images we see now may not actually still exist, due to the time it take light to travel to our planet.
7 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 1 Download
Parallax in Observing Stars
Parallax is the apparent change of an object determined by the line of sight. Sal defines the concept of parallax and applies it to how we determine the relative distance between us and near-by stars. He draws a diagram to illustrate what relative distance means in relation to the Stars, Earth, Sun, rotation, and orbital ellipse.
7 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
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Digital compass alignment enables navigation of the skies with true orientation at any time. Just point to the sky or "aim for the stars!" This application acts as a virtual telescope, allowing you to zoom in on any object that is visible to the human eye.
6th - Higher Ed Science 6 Views 0 Downloads
Students discuss the life of a star and the different types of stars after watching the Discovery video "Exploring Stars". They create a flipbook that demonstrates the life of a star after collecting information on the life cycles of small, medium, and large stars.
4th - 5th Science 23 Views 42 Downloads
Explore the Characteristics of Stars with Microsoft WorldWide Telescope
Students explore the characteristics of stars. In this space science lesson, students use the Microsoft WorldWide Telescope program to identify the properties of stars and identify the stars in the galaxy.
2nd - 9th Science 27 Views 98 Downloads
Stars and Galaxies
Students complete pre reading, writing, during reading, and interdisciplinary activities for the book Stars and Galaxies. In this reading lesson plan, students complete journal entries, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
4th - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 63 Downloads
Students examine the stars and constellations. In this Seven Stars activity, students manipulate logarithmic formulas to discover star properties. Students read the story of the Seven Stars in the Crow culture and discuss the brightest stars as viewed from Earth.
11th - 12th Math 27 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Space Science: Star Scramble
Pupils play a matching and sequencing game to discover facts about star life cycles. In small groups, they attempt to match their star stage and stage description cards in chronological order. Students can also research the terms and create their own definition cards.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
A Field of Stars
Students discover the earth can be compared to the shape of an apple, having a spherical shape, and has a north and south pole. They listen to the story, "A Field of Stars" and then observe as the apple is cut open on the equator to reveal the stars inside (the seeds).
1st - 2nd Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students create a KWL chart on stars and telescopes. In groups, they make estimates on the distances between the Earth and different stars. To end the lesson, they make their own paper stargazer and use it to complete other activities.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Polar Star Book Quiz
In this fiction books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Polar Star." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and more.
6th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Star Light, Star Bright, Really Big Star I See Tonight
Eighth graders differentiate apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude scales. In this astronomy lesson, 8th graders rank stars in terms of its brightness as observed from Earth. They explain what a light year is in their own words.
8th Science 18 Views 137 Downloads
How Big Is That Star?
Aspiring astronomers study stars. They compare stars and explain the relationship between radius, mass, and diameter. By creating a star simulation, they discover how a binary star system's orbit can cause changes in the observed brightness of the system.
6th - 9th Math 12 Views 47 Downloads
The Beauty Of Stars Being Born
Deep in the Orion Nebula, stars are forming all the time. Not only that, but proplets or proto-planetary disks are forming as well. Some of the stars could become warm enough and large enough to cause the protoplanets to become new habitable planets.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Nebula and Star Birth
Travel to the giant nebula 9GC3603 with Dr. J. He'll take you along and explain what astronomers have found in this distant arm our of own Milky Way Galaxy. Gorgeous images of star birth, clusters, and a blue super giant are shown. This is a wonderfully visual and informational clip that focuses on the newest Hubble images that can be found in our very own solar neighborhood.
6 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads