Our Sky: Home of Stars and Planets
Students discover that astronomy is a branch of science that includes the study of planets, stars, and constellations.
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New Review Lives of Stars
Stars exist from a few million years to over 10 billion years, depending on their mass. Scholars perform a play acting as stars to learn about their different life cycles. They develop an understanding of many of the fundamental concepts...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
GoSkyWatch Planetarium for iPad - The Astronomy Star Guide
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...
6th - Higher Ed Science
New Review What Are Neutron Stars?
What happens at the end of the life cycle of a star? A lesson in the Socratica Astronomy playlist shows three ways a star dies: white dwarf, black hole, and neutron star. Each ending depends on the mass of the original star.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Last Star in the Universe—Red Dwarfs Explained
Up to 75 percent of the stars in the Milky Way are red dwarfs, yet we can't see any from Earth. The video explains what makes red dwarf stars unique. It highlights the potential for finding aliens or a planet humans could live on once...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review We Are Made of "Star Stuff"
Explore the validity of a famous quote by Carl Sagan, "We are made of star stuff." An episode of the ACS Reactions playlist explains how deteriorating stars became the origin of all the elements in our world. Learners consider different...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable