This 27 slide powerpoint covers the life cycle of small, medium and large mass stars. Topics covered are: mass of stars, nebula, protostars, main sequence, red giants, supergiants, supernova, neutron stars, and black holes. There are two short video clips. One describes the sizes of different stars, another an animation of a supernova. Also included is a link to a flash simulation of the life cycle of stars, and full color pictures throughout. There are also twelve game show style review questions at the end of the powerpoint. The preview file is six selected slides from the presentation - they are not in sequential slides in the presentation, but they are representative of the other slides.
Do you find your students turn off their brain and just copy when you use powerpoints? I've found the best way to combat this phenomena is to have the main ideas come in one at a time. For that reason, you will find that my slides have simple, quick powerpoint "actions" so that each big idea comes up when you want it to, with a simple mouse click or tap on your interactive white board. None of the actions are over-powering or distracting so your lesson presents itself in a way that students will focus on the content.
A note about powerpoint and videos: videos are notoriously difficult to "package" with a powerpoint for play on different computers. For this reason, I have included several options in this zip file: mp4, mov, and wmv versions of the two videos as well as a powerpoint file saved as a "show." Additionally, I have linked to the two videos on youtube.
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Scientific Method / Experimental Design Unit
Chemical Bonding Go Fish
Astronomy and Space Science Jeopardy Style Review Game