Reflection: Modeling Stars - Section 4: Part 2 (Exploration/Simulation - Organization - Illustration)


In both the exploration and simulation portions of this lesson students interact with the lifecycle of a star. When teaching about the H-R diagram, I like to make sure to teach both classification of stars and how that connects to the lifecycle of the star.

So, as you stop to do checks for understanding and support students as they are working, make sure that you draw the connection between where the star appears on the diagram and how that corresponds to the stars age.

This is also a good opportunity to have students in for what they might know about a star, for instance if looking through a telescope you saw a large blue star or a small red star, what would this tell you about the temperature and luminosity and age of the star?

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Unit 8: Where Is Earth In Space?
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT use a model to compare the size and temperature of stars.

Big Idea: Using the HR-Diagram, students build and understanding how our star, the Sun, compares to other stars.

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Science, solar system, Earth and Space Science, STAR, Galaxies, space, Planets
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