Looking for a fun way to introduce life cycles of stars? Have your students create a giant scatter-plot of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram in this activity! Each student will receive a star fact card and a star to place on a giant scatter-plot. Then students use their scatter-plot graph to answer questions about the relationships between star color, mass, luminosity, and temperature!
-26 star fact cards that students will use to place their stars on a giant scatter plot
-26 stars of various sizes and colors
-X & Y axis labels for the scatter plot
-Student worksheet WITH answer key
-Group discussion talking points & background info
-Star fact reference sheet for the teacher
Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements.
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