Examines nuclear fusion in stars and simulated in particle accelerators.
Learn more about the CERN Particle Accelerator, one of the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
All the stars in the universe, including the Sun, are nuclear furnaces fueled by fusion. Through fusion, stars are responsible for forming all the naturally occurring elements heavier than hydrogen and helium. This video illustrates the critical role that stars play in creating the elements.
Students research collisions of galaxies, changes in stars, and black holes then discuss the future of the Milky Way given their research. The lesson includes background information, activity, vocabulary, and assessment.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Star Power.
To encourage students’ critical thinking about vocabulary concepts, to allow students to reflect on their knowledge of individual vocabulary words, and to increase vocabulary comprehension using the Vocabulary Self-Rate.
Students will watch a simulation NASA compiled of a star turning inside out during a supernova and explore other unusual behaviors of stars.
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The energy source for all stars is nuclear fusion. Learn more about nuclear fusion with a short animation and description.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Star Power.