We’re leaving the planets behind today and beginning our look into the life of stars. Please complete the following project while I am out of the building today.
Attached are 24 star flash cards with stars (and a planet) at different stages in it’s life. Your goal today is to arrange them into a coherent story (a timeline if you will.)
What I want from you:
On a sheet of paper, or digitally, put the cards in order from the birth to the death of a star. Include a description of the image that appears on the card, and why you put it there.
What it might look like (these answers are not right!)
5) A stellar nursery. This is a cloud of gas where stars might form in the future.
7) A main sequence star. This is an average midlife star, like our sun.
23) A red giant star. This is a star that is running out of gas and about to die.
I don’t know any of this stuff!!!
Of course not. This is brand new information. Here are some resources that might help you:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_evolution (because wikipedia has a ton of useful pictures.)