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575 resources with the concept stars

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Meet Icarus: The Farthest Star We've Ever Seen

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Baby stars on the outside of the galaxy allow the Milky Way to grow. One installment of a larger SciShow Space series shares the details of the growth and the rate of change in the galaxy. It also explains how scientists found the...
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We Don't Actually Know Where the Sun Came From

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stars come from families, but scientists aren't sure where to find the sun's relatives. Learn more about identifying star families and the confusion about the sun. As part of a larger SciShow Space series, an interesting video offers a...
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3 Weird Stars You Can See with the Naked Eye

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
From the ground, the big dipper looks like it's made up of seven stars. Closer inspection with the naked eye reveals one star in the handle actually contains two binary stars. By viewing with a telescope, more detail uncovers the set of...
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This Star Might Be Hiding Undiscovered Elements

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Przybylski's star, a well-researched star discovered in the 1960s, presents a few mysteries for scientists. The current theory mentions it contains many large, unstable elements that don't exist on Earth. Learn more about the fascinating...
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Could Life Have Survived in Mars's Ancient Lake?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists proved Einstein wrong and in the process also proved him right. Scholars learn about two recent scientific discoveries in an interesting SciShow Space video. The first describes the possibility of life on Mars based on recent...
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Distribution of Elements in Earth’s Crust

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know the difference between a meteorite from space and a regular rock from the earth? Scholars read a passage and answer comprehension questions about the creation of the solar system. They extrapolate the main ideas to...
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The Milky Way May Have a Disk of Black Holes

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With better technology comes better information. An interesting video presentation discusses the evidence that makes scientists believe black holes exist in our galaxy. The narrator explains what a black hole is and how one forms.
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What We Learned from the Kepler Space Telescope

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The Kepler Space Telescope ran out of fuel in October 2018. Learn what the telescope communicated to scientists before its demise! A video lesson from the SciShow Space series highlights the important data the Kepler Space Telescope gave...
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The Life Cycle of a Neutron Star

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
From supernova to neutron star ... what's next? A video presentation describes a neutron star and its life in the universe. Learners then answer questions online to asses their understanding.
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Nuclear Pasta May Be the Strongest Material Ever

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Do you ever feel like scientists have more fun naming new discoveries than actually finding them? Discover the fun they had while learning about the extremely scientific concepts of nuclear pasta, gnocchi, spaghetti, waffles,...
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Neutron Star Merger Gravitational Waves and Gamma Rays

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists have theorized about the merging of stars based on scientific theories and mathematical principles. For the first time, observation has confirmed these theories. Viewers share in the excitement of the discovery as they watch...
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Light, History, Gravity, Distance, Relativity, and Space-Time

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Let the star's color be the guide! The color of a star indicates its temperature and its mass and distance affect the gravitational force. The lesson presentations address these concepts as well as how the theory of special relativity...
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Lives and Deaths of Stars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Star light, star bright ... just how long can you wish on that star? Well, it depends on its mass. The presentation explains the life cycle of stars based on their sizes. Scholars learn about the life expectancy of a star based on the...
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Other Galaxies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Milky Way belongs to a cluster of galaxies called the local group and it could be considered our neighborhood! Use the PowerPoint to present information on the different galaxy types, both local and farther away. Scholars learn how...
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Milky Way Galaxy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There is more about the Milky Way that scientists don't know than what they do know—that leaves a lot to discover! A thorough lesson presentation explores the components of the Milky Way Galaxy and their behaviors. 
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Characterizing Stars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are brighter stars actually brighter? Turns out they are probably just closer! A presentation compares features of stars to our favorite star, the sun. In addition, solar lovers learn to classify stars based on their masses,...
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Rotating Sky

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever found it difficult to observe the night sky with pupils because school takes place during the day? Host a stellar lesson using a detailed night sky interactive! Scholars view the apparent rotation of the sky from the comfort of the...
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Black Hole Apocalypse | Stellar Life Cycles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
All stars start with the fusion of hydrogen, but their life cycles vary greatly. The PBS 9-12 Space series introduces star life cycles and explains why they vary so much. Clear animations illustrate the pressure, fusion, collapsing, and...
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The New Astronomy: Crash Course History of Science #13

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sword duels, religious unrest, war—who says science is boring? Aspiring astronomers discover fascinating facts about the famous scientists that dared challenge the accepted model of the solar system in the 13th video of a 16-part History...
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The Cosmic Origins of Earth's Water

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Was Earth born as a Blue Planet? Discover where water came from with a video from an intriguing science playlist. The resource covers the three most likely origins of water, how scientists differentiate between comet and asteroid water,...
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The Future of Interstellar Communication

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Communication through the solar system is a challenging task. Sending probes to different locations in our solar system helps scientists learn about these bodies. As these probes are sent farther and farther from Earth, receiving their...
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The Sun's Center Is 39,000 Years Younger Than Its Surface

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the theory of relativity in relation to spacetime! An intriguing lesson explains the concept of spacetime and how time does not change at the same rate for everyone. As a lesson in a larger solar system playlist, the video...
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The First Star-Within-A-Star

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The nesting dolls of stars have been discovered! Although scientists believed it to be true, only recently have they located a star with a core of another star. The episode of a comprehensive solar system series describes how astronomers...
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What Is Dark Matter? A Mystery of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you can't see something, how do you know it's there? Welcome to the mystery of dark matter! Curious cosmologists explore one of physics' longest-running quandaries through an interesting video. Content includes who first proposed the...