Black Hole Apocalypse | Stellar Life Cycles

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All stars start with the fusion of hydrogen, but their life cycles vary greatly. The PBS 9-12 Space series introduces star life cycles and explains why they vary so much. Clear animations illustrate the pressure, fusion, collapsing, and black holes created. Scholars prepare for discussions by viewing and contemplating the concepts presented.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge pupils to create an infographic displaying the life cycle of various types of stars
  • Review fusion before watching the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of stars, life cycles, and mass

  • Includes closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Provides background reading and teaching tips

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