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Learning Exercise

Material: Color of Stars
Submitted by: Cathi Graves Tudman on Jun 26, 2006
Date Last Modified: Jun 26, 2006
Title: Color of Stars
Description: Question and answer page about stars, star clusters and their ages based on the color they appear.
Type of Task: Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team
Topics: CA Science Standard 4 (b)
Earth in the Solar Systerm
(stars differ in size, temperature & color)
Course: 8th Grade Physical Science
Audience: College General Ed, High School, Middle School
Prerequisites Skills: Reading skills (ELD III or higher) & basic computer skills
Learning Objectives: Students will be able to classify age of stars by the color assigned (or visible).
Text of Learning Exercise: 1. Discuss H-R chart with various colors/ages of stars.
2. Give the students a star per lab table (Sol -our sun, Betlegeuse, Alpha
Proxima, Antares, Rigel, Polaris, Sirius &
3. Decide what age the star is, based by color, and then present to class.
4. Does size have anything to do with color and age? Why?
(looking at standard 9c - interpret data & generate explanations based on
Second URL is good reference page for fourth quarter research paper.
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