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A Star Is Born
This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It addresses the question of how astronomers know the evolution of a star without being able to see it happen. Students look at the different stages in the lives of stars, from protostars to red giants and black holes. The lesson includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Must be able to download .aiff files to hear sounds.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-168
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Structure of atoms
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Lee Ann Henning
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Publisher: Discoveryschool.com