NASA eClips Video - Launchpad: Life Cycle of a Star

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Each of us is made from star stuff. But how are stars formed? Take a closer look at the life cycles of stars and learn where stars come from, how they've changed, and what happens to stars when their lives come to an end. Find out about your connection to the cosmos.

Performance Expectations

HS-ESS1-1   Develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy in the form of radiation.

HS-ESS1-2   Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe.

HS-ESS1-3   Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements.