Lesson Info

  • 105-140m
  • 5558
  • 3

Technical Details

Latest browser version supported

  • browser icon

    Chrome

  • browser icon

    Safari

Device support

  • Android Phone / Tablet

  • iPad / iPhone

  • Mac

  • PC

  • Chromebook

Languages

  1. English

Lesson Description

Use a model to create stars from a stellar nebula and track those stars through their life cycles in an attempt to resolve conflicts and answer questions from party attendees. Collect evidence of star colors, luminosity, solar mass, lifespans, composition, and temperature along your journey.

Central Question

What is the life cycle of a star and what is the relationship of mass to star death?

Instructional Objective

Compare competing arguments related to the life cycle of stars and evaluate empirical evidence collected as a scientific way of knowing.

Topics

Learning Outcomes

  1. Generate procedures to effectively use a stellar life cycle model in order to collect empirical evidence.
  2. Use the HR diagram to model and explain the relationships between stellar mass and the star’s luminosity and temperature.
  3. Use a model to support or refute a claim about the relationships between the mass of a star (such as the Sun), it’s color, and the lifetime of that star.
  4. Model and explain the life cycle of a star and its relationship to the origin and process of element formation in a solar system.
  5. Explain the purpose, benefits, and limitations of the model in describing the sun’s life cycle.

Prerequisites

  • Temperature 
  • Nuclear Fusion 
  • Periodic Table 
  • Big Bang

Teach with This Lesson

There are three ways to teach with this lesson. Select the option that best fits the needs of you and your learners.

Do you want to

  • open this lesson?
  • preview this lesson?
  • use this lesson with your learners?

Do you want to

  • enroll your learners in the lesson?
  • collect data on your learners?
  • monitor your learners’ progress?
  • integrate the lesson into your pre-existing online course?

Do you want to

  • customize the lesson for your learners?
  • enroll your learners in the customized version?
  • share your customized version with the infiniscope Teaching Network?