Recommended Grade level: 9-12 *Activities are also adaptable for Astro 101
Estimated Time: one or two 50 minute sessions
Objective: In this activity, students explore objects representing various stages of the stellar life cycle and uncover how these stages fit together into two related sequences: one for Sun-like stars (similar in mass to our Sun) and one for massive stars (more than 8–10 times the mass of our Sun).
Link to interactive: http://projects.wwtambassadors.org/star-life-cycle/
Lesson plan and activity sheets are posted below.
- For ideas on kinesthetic models that can be used in conjunction with this lesson, go here.
For any questions about this activity, please contact: pudomprasert [at] cfa.harvard.edu
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|This lesson activity was created in collaboration with WGBH. The material contained in this product is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award No. NNX16AD71A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.|