Ch 8: Star Types & Significance

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons to refresh your knowledge about types of stars and theories on their formation. Get information on main sequence stars, star clusters and binary stars.

Star Types & Significance - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons look at how stars are formed and the stages they go through before their demise. Our instructors will present information about types of stars and how they can be classified by size and color. You'll learn about main sequence stars and how they get their energy.

Other lessons look at the characteristics of star clusters in the Milky Way and at binary stars. By the time you've finished studying all the lessons in this chapter, you should know more about:

  • The life cycle of stars
  • Types of stars
  • Characteristics of a main sequence star
  • The two kinds of star clusters
  • Classifications of binary stars

You can watch these short lessons, most averaging about five minutes, from a computer or mobile device as your schedule permits. The quizzes that follow the lessons provide the opportunity to check your learning. If you need to review major points from the videos, video tags make it easy to go to the right spot in the lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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