ERIC Number: ED461495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Life Cycles of Stars: An Information and Activity Booklet, Grades 9-12, 1997-1998. Imagine the Universe! Probing the Structure & Evaluation of the Cosmos.
Whitlock, Laura A.; Granger, Kara C.
This booklet contains information and activities on the life cycle of stars. Materials can be adapted for grade 9 through grade 12 classrooms. Background information about star birth and life, black dwarfs, supernovae, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, and the electromagnetic spectrum is included. The seven activities focus on star mass, modeling a black hole, classifying stars, blackbody radiation, Wein's Law, and crossing the event horizon. A glossary and activity solutions are provided. Matching poster is also included with booklet. (DDR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, General Science, Hands on Science, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Physics, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Space Sciences, Stars
High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center, Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Code 660.2, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771. Web site: http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov. For full text: http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/lifecycles /Imagine2.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, MD. Goddard Space Flight Center.
Note: Developed by the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. To be used with the Imagine the Universe! CD-ROM (not available from ERIC) or the Imagine the Universe! Web site. For Grades K-8 Information and Activity Booklet, see SE 061 105. Poster not available from ERIC.