I'm pretty proud of this one. Your students are guaranteed to be engrossed with this vivid and engaging PowerPoint about the life cycle of stars. With dozens of original illustrations and animations, tons of high resolution, jaw dropping images, well placed audio (which I was unable to include for copyright reasons, but which I instruct you about where to put) and a scattering of cheesy, yet humorous situations over 102 slides (all crafted from the heart), your students will love delving into the realms of stars. The PowerPoint is broken up into three parts, which, in my classroom, are taught over three fifty minute long class periods. Part 1, birth and youth, takes you from the birth place of stars, the nebula, to the longest stage of a star's life, the main sequence, covering protostars, nuclear fusion, and the constant battle between gravity and pressure along the way. Part 2, the fate of our sun, follows the journey that our own star will take as it leaves the main sequence and becomes a red giant (contrasting that stage with the red super giant stage), a planetary nebula, and a white dwarf. Part 3, the death star (er, death OF A BIG star) covers supernova explosions, recycled stardust, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes. The accompanying student note sheet looks pretty slick and is well organized. Both a blank version and a filled in version are included. The teacher guide walks you through how the PowerPoint is intended for use in the classroom and gives extra details about each slide. Feel free to use any of my original animations in anyway that you like.
I hope you enjoy it, I worked really hard on this one. Please be sure to leave feedback so that other can know what a great product this is. Follow me if you like it. Thanks!
Note: The non-standard free fonts "A.C.M.E. Explosive" and "StarshineMF" were used in these documents. Download them for free and install them or replace them as you like.
Note: This product is also a part of the "Universe 101 - Entire Unit" package, so don't purchase it if you have already purchased that package.
Contents: (1) Star Cycle PowerPoint (2) Star Cycle Notes (blank) (PDF and Word formats) (3) Star Cycle Notes (filled in) (PDF and Word formats) (4) Star Cycle Teacher Guide
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Red Super Giant
Author: Lucas Talley (Mr. Talley)