The Life Of A Star Explained In 1 Minute

We know about many different life cycles of animals and plants, but did you know stars also have a life cycle? The video illustrates the life of a star in under one minute from the formation of helium to the collapse of the star. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Identify the different steps in the life cycle of a star
Classroom Considerations

  • Video works best as a review rather than an introduction to the life cycle of stars
  • Comments are open to the public, so be aware of inappropriate language
  • The sixth in a series of 11 videos
Pros

  • An astrophysicist offers a scientific explanation, adding credibility to the lesson
Cons

  • Video is so short that it misses many key steps in the process