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Stars With Class

Stars With Class
Stars With Class
Stars With Class
Stars With Class
Stars With Class
Stars With Class
Stars With Class
Stars With Class
Product Description
One of the most useful graphs that astronomers use it the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram. Developed in 1911, it is a plot of star color/temperature vs. Absolute Magnitude (brightness of stars calculated to be at a distance of 10 parsecs). This activity consists of 5 pages that should be duplicated and distributed in quantity for the class. Two additional pages [in cream sheets] are the answer key for teachers.

Students will learn about the color/temperature classification of stars. Also, the activity discusses star brightness and differentiates between relative brightness for stars as we see them and Absolute Magnitude for stars considered to be at a distance of 10 parsecs from Earth.

Students are then given a chart listing 25 of the closest stars along with both classification numbers for each. Using this information, students are asked to plot all 25 on the H-R diagram and consider the meaning of what has been plotted.
Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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