No one does stars like this! Kids, no matter what age, love stars. However, most do not fully understand them and their general guiding principles and misconceptions tend to run wild. Turn those misconceptions into knowledge. This assignment explores some of the most basic star questions: Why do stars twinkle? How fast does light travel? Will our Sun burn out? How long would it take to get to the North Star? What is a black hole?...and more....
This activity covers star brightness, absolute magnitude, apparent magnitude, luminosity, star temperature, star life cycle, the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, astronomical units, light years, and star formation.
This is a thorough and DYNAMIC activity that covers a ton of information about stars. This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your astronomy teaching library.
Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate for special education applications and alternative assessments.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 6th – 12th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”