There's Going to Be a New Star in the Sky

There's something to look forward to in 2021 or 2022! Although the actual event occurred almost 2,000 years ago, the appearance of a new star will become evident from Earth in a few short years. The video instructor from the solar system playlist explains how the collision of two dim stars formed the new star.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Research different views of the night sky as it has changed over the years
  • Create a timeline of the events discussed in the video lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider monitoring the YouTube comments if making the video available for independent viewing
  • Highlights key scientific vocabulary with textual references
  • Discusses the scientific principles leading to changes in the night sky
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