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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a guided notes document for pupils to complete while viewing the lesson
  • Have individuals create a drawing of the life cycle of a star
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a basic understanding of the composition of a star
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  • Adaptable to various grade levels
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