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Dying Stars and the Birth of the Elements (CLEA lab) DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this computer-based exercise, students analyze realistically simulated X-ray spectra of a supernova remnant and determine the abundances of various elements in them. In the end, they will find that the elements necessary for life on Earth -- the iron in their blood, the calcium in their bones -- are created in these distant explosions. The product consists of both downloadable software (PC only) and a user's manual, with sections for both teachers and students.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
Subject:
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Microsoft Windows operating system
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevSProd287
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Sonoma State University