Details from an Exploding Star
In this nebula activity, students read about the Crab Nebula and calculate the average speed of the expanding gas. They determine the size of the smallest clumps of gas and they draw the diameter of the solar system to scale.
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New Review Star in a Box
What happens to stars as they get older? A simulation takes pupils through the life cycle of stars based on their masses. The resource introduces the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and the common relationships and life cycle patterns observed.
5th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review White Dwarfs and Planetary Nebulae
Like a phoenix, planetary nebulae rise from the ashes of a star's demise. Young science scholars view stars in the white dwarf phase and the planetaries that sometimes occur in the aftermath. The video explains the composition of...
11 mins 6th - 12th Science
How to Detect a Supernova
While a star explodes every second or so in the observable universe, we can't observe a supernova in its first moments. Discover the fascinating science behind how astronomers and physicists are attempting to detect supernovas early with...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable