Characterizing Stars

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, temperatures, and brightness.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Make scale models outside to help learners visualize the distance between Earth and stars
  • Complete a graphic organizer with important star characteristics
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a solid understanding of the characteristics of the sun
Pros

  • Uses an analogy to help students understand the concepts
  • Provides an option to edit the document to fit your needs
Cons

  • None
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