5 Amazing Stars We’ve Discovered in Space

Scientists estimate as many as 400 billion stars may exist in our galaxy alone. As part of a larger physics series, an out-of-this-world video introduces five amazing stars. Each star holds the record in something!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Before watching the video, review how scientists discover stars, date stars, and know what they are made of without visiting them
  • Research other recent star discoveries
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the life cycle of stars
Pros

  • Requires very little class time
  • Provides closed captioning in English and Turkish for ease of note taking
  • Highlights female scientists
Cons

  • None