The Smallest Star in the Universe

They may be small, but probably still mighty! The characteristics of what astronomers have defined as stars have a minimum size requirement. The tiniest stars pack a lot into a small package—and still have all the properties of their larger counterparts. The video lesson is a part of a larger solar system playlist.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Combine with additional videos from the series to create a video unit on stars
  • Record mathematical dimensions in the video and make comparisons to bodies in the solar system
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider monitoring YouTube comments if making available for independent viewing
Pros

  • Uses recent research to support information in the video
  • Provides an option for subtitles to assist with note taking
Cons

  • None