Title: How Old Are the Stars?
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.
Standard(s): [MA2015] AL1 (9-12) 45: Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related. [S-ID6]