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The Life Cycles of Stars: How Supernovae Are Formed
This article explains the life cycles of stars. Topics include the effect of a star's mass on its life cycle, and what happens when stars reach the end of their life spans. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-377
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • B - Physical science:
        • Interactions of energy and matter
        • Structure and properties of matter
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
Related resources:
This resource is the basis for 'Activity: Fusion Reactions'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Goddard Space Flight Center
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html