About This Chapter
Astrophysics of Stars for Elementary School - Chapter Summary
Have your elementary school students complete this chapter to reinforce the astrophysics concepts they've been learning in science class. This easily accessible chapter contains engaging and simple lessons that examine concepts related to the astrophysics of stars, such as star clusters, the albedo effect, quasars, supernovas and different star types. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help your students check their understanding of the material. The online format of the chapter allows you to work through the chapter with your students at home, at school or wherever you happen to be.
- Absolute and apparent magnitude
- Albedo and the albedo effect
- Binary and neutron stars
- Star clusters
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help learning about the astrophysics of stars will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about astrophysical terms related to stars.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding facts about stars
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about star astrophysics
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the astrophysics of stars
- Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra science resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the star topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the astrophysics of stars.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands star facts by administering the Astrophysics of Stars for Elementary School chapter exam.
1. Absolute Magnitude Lesson for Kids
When you observe the night sky, you might notice that some stars are brighter than others. There are two ways that astronomers organize the brightness of stars. In this lesson, you will learn about the method called absolute magnitude.
2. Absolute Magnitude vs. Apparent Magnitude Lesson for Kids
People have always looked up at the night sky and tried to make sense of the stars. One thing that we have wondered about is their brightness. If a star is bright, does it mean that the star is close? Let's find out!
3. Apparent Magnitude Lesson for Kids
When you look at stars, you notice that some are much brighter than others. In this lesson, you will learn about apparent magnitude, and how stars are categorized according to their brightness.
4. Albedo Lesson for Kids
Light bounces off some things like you and your reflection in a mirror. Albedo measures light reflected from the earth or other planetary bodies. If you want to know how it works, read this lesson.
5. Albedo Effect Lesson for Kids
The albedo effect, which is how much light is reflected, is related to Earth's climate and global warming. Read this lesson to learn more about the albedo effect in snowy and forested places and how clouds play a part in the albedo effect.
6. Binary Star Lesson for Kids
Have you ever looked up at night and wondered just how many other suns and planets there must be? Have you wondered if any of them are like our solar system? Well, there are some suns called binary stars. If you wonder why, continue into this lesson.
7. Star Clusters Lesson for Kids
Although you can't see them when you look into the night sky without a telescope, there are many star clusters in our Milky Way galaxy. In this lesson, you'll find out what a star cluster is and how they're formed.
8. Neutron Star Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Neutron stars are the fascinating remains of older stars. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and some of the characteristics of neutron stars and learn how scientists study them.
9. Supernova Lesson for Kids
Can you think of something so powerful that it can be 600 billion times brighter than our sun? Read this lesson and find out what a supernova is and how one is created.
10. Quasar Lesson for Kids: Facts & Information
Here's a riddle for you. What object in the galaxy is like a star but isn't a star? Read this lesson to find out all about these 'almost stars' and learn what astronomers think the answer to the riddle might be.
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