Star Life Cycles

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An understanding of how stars are born in nebulae.
An overview of the life cycles of stars with different masses.
The fate of various stars and the formation of black holes.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Just like humans, stars have life cycles. In this class, students will gain a better understanding of how stars form to their lives on the main sequence to their eventual deaths. Students will also see why one star will fizzle out over billions of years, whilst another will explode in a supernova, forming a black hole. This class is aimed at physics students in Years 10 - 11 but would be great for any student curious about stars!

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 10 and 11 or S4 and S5. 

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

What to expect:
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