Hardcore Metal Stars

Astronomers classify all elements that are not hydrogen or helium as metals. Their "heaviness" causes turbulence that may form metal stars. An installment of a comprehensive solar system series explains how scientists believe these stars form and grow.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast metal stars with the earth's sun
  • Shade the elements of a periodic table found in stars
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure pupils have a basic understanding of the elements of the periodic table

  • Video instructor shows excitement for the material that is contagious
  • Includes links to additional resources on the same topic

  • None