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Life Cycle of Stars
This lesson plan is part of the Center for Educational Resources (CERES), a series of web-based astronomy lessons created by a team of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers. In this lesson, students analyze characteristics that indicate human life cycles, then apply these principles to various NASA images of stars to synthesize patterns of stellar life cycles. This lesson contains expected outcomes for students, materials, background information, follow-up questions, and assessment procedures.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-390
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Center for Educational Resources (CERES) Project'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: George Tuthill
Montana State University

Principal Investigator: Kim Obbink
Montana State University

Publisher: NASA Center for Educational Resources, Montana State University