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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Farout Science
Description: In this lesson, the students will learn and describe the process of production and transfer of energy in stars. The students will learn the phases of the life cycle of both a small star and a massive star. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Mathematics, Science
Title: How Old Are the Stars?     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students determine the age of a star cluster by observing, measuring, and plotting astronomical data. They examine the Jewelbox cluster, located within the southern constellation Crux, and determine its age using a relationship between temperature, color, and luminosity. Before beginning this lesson, students should understand the life cycle and composition of stars. Students should also understand the relationship between temperature and color.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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The Greenhouse Effect
http://hyperphysics....
Explains the Greenhouse Effect and how it is related to Global Warming and Climate Change. Includes a number of charts and diagrams, as well as embedded links to additional related resources and explanations. *Georgia State University

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Super Solar System
http://www.kidsastro...
Interactive site to assist students in learning about the solar system.

Interactives/Games


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The Life Cycle of a Star Applet
http://www.cascaeduc...
This applet has been designed to help students gain a better understanding of the life cyle of a star. The cartoon character, Stellar Sam, guides students through the various stages in the lifecycle of stars using an example of a star similar to the Sun, as well as a much more massive star.

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Awesome Auroras
http://ds9.ssl.berke...
Interactive that teaches about Auroras.

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Super Solar System
http://www.kidsastro...
Interactive site to assist students in learning about the solar system.

Learning Activities


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The Life Cycle of a Star Applet
http://www.cascaeduc...
This applet has been designed to help students gain a better understanding of the life cyle of a star. The cartoon character, Stellar Sam, guides students through the various stages in the lifecycle of stars using an example of a star similar to the Sun, as well as a much more massive star.

Teacher Tools


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The Greenhouse Effect
http://hyperphysics....
Explains the Greenhouse Effect and how it is related to Global Warming and Climate Change. Includes a number of charts and diagrams, as well as embedded links to additional related resources and explanations. *Georgia State University

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