Star Life Cycles

Curriculum support20 mins£2.50

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.

In this class we will describe how stars form from nebulae, their lives on the main sequence and their eventual deaths. We will see why one star will fizzle out over billions of years, whilst another will explode in a supernova, forming a black hole.  This is a great class for revision on the subject but also for students who want to learn more about stars and space!

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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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