Life Cycle of a Star Activities for Middle School Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of the life cycle of a star. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Life Cycle of a Star 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Life Cycle of a Star Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.
The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.
After completing the Life Cycle of a Star 5E Lesson, students will be able to describe the life cycle of a star and determine how the mass of a star impacts the path the star will take during its life cycle.
The Life Cycle of a Star Inquiry Lab is a hands-on activity that is differentiated for advanced, on-level, and modified middle school students.
Students will model the life cycle of a star, comparing and contrasting the lives of low and high mass stars.
The Life Cycle of a Star Inquiry Lab includes a brief reading passage, comprehension checks, hands-on activities, reflection questions, and a CER conclusion.
These year-round activities will increase your students' understanding of many middle school science topics. All of these activities are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
Visual Data & Graphing
You're not alone if your students struggle with understanding graphs, charts, and tables. It's a skill that takes an enormous amount of practice. This resource will help students build a strong foundation in analyzing data and creating their own data visualizations.
Bell Ringers and Warm-Ups
These middle school science bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start off each science class with an interesting warm-up activity.
Review Board Games
Each game board has been carefully designed to keep students engaged. There are 10 different action spaces on each board and dozens of question cards. All of the actions are related to science concepts and keep the students motivated throughout the game.
Each game is ready to play. Simply print out the board and the cards and let the students enjoy reviewing nine different units.
Essential Questions and Standards
Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the life cycle of a star unit. This topic is only one of more than 100 middle school science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
- What is the life cycle of a star?
- How does the mass of a star predict the sequence of events in the life cycle of a star?
- TEKS Science 8.8 A - Describe components of the universe, including stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and use models such as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram for classification
- TEKS Science 8.8 B - Recognize that the Sun is a medium-sized star located in a spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy and that the Sun is many thousands of times closer to Earth than any other star
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