Return to 8 Astrophysics – Part A “Units”

8 Astrophysics – Part C “Stellar Evolution”

Aims…

8.7 understand how stars can be classified according to their colour

8.8 know that a star’s colour is related to its surface temperature

8.9 describe the evolution of stars of similar mass to the Sun through the following stages:

  • Nebula
  • Star (main sequence)
  • Red giant
  • White dwarf

8.10 describe the evolution of stars with a mass larger than the Sun

Triple Only…. 

8.11P understand how the brightness of a star at a standard distance can be represented using absolute magnitude (Triple)

8.12P draw the main components of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (HR diagram). (Triple)

Resources…

8 Astrophysics Part C Stellar Evolution

Cosmology Orion Data

Literacy Starter the Sun Nebula and Protostars

Mass and Surface Temp and Size Graphing

Hertzsprung Russell Activity

Hertzsprung Russell Diagrams Questions

Lesson 5 Exam Question Life Cycle Supernova Literacy

Lesson 6 How Elements Form Worksheet DP

Dark Energy Extended Reading Task

Finding the Hubble Constant

Hubble Constant Graph

GCSE Notes Extended Reading Red shift

Video Clips…

Star Luminosity and the Hertsprung Russell

Quick intro into stars and their colour temperature.

This is quite a complex topic but Wikipedia is amazing!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_classification

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