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Star Party
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  • time icon Est. Time: 105-140 min30-45 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: No

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Topics Covered

  • Stellar Life Cycles
  • HR Diagram
  • Solar Mass
  • Luminosity
  • Scientific Claims

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Generate procedures to effectively use a stellar life cycle model in order to collect empirical evidence.

  • Learning Outcome #2: Use the HR diagram to model and explain the relationships between stellar mass and the star’s luminosity and temperature.

  • Learning Outcome #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.

  • Learning Outcome #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.

  • Learning Outcome #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

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Released April 2019 | Release Notes


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Topics Covered

  • Stellar Life Cycles
  • HR Diagram
  • Solar Mass
  • Luminosity
  • Scientific Claims

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Generate procedures to effectively use a stellar life cycle model in order to collect empirical evidence.

  • Learning Outcome #2: Use the HR diagram to model and explain the relationships between stellar mass and the star’s luminosity and temperature.

  • Learning Outcome #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.

  • Learning Outcome #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.

  • Learning Outcome #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

< Back to Lesson details

Previous Versions

Version 0

Released April 2019 | Release Notes


  • First note
  • time icon Est. Time: 105-140 min30-45 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: No

Lesson Resources

Alignment Documents

Lesson Version

Browser Support

Chrome Browser Icon

Chrome
46+

Safari Browser Icon

Safari
8+