Participants imagine themselves inside a large star at the end of its life, just as it is about to go supernova. Learn what happens in the core of a star when it runs out of fuel. This is a very active, engaging activity that your audience will remember.
|Hints for uses in your library||This must be done on a hard surface, like a bare floor or in a parking lot.|
Lives of Stars activity
Universe without Supernovae activity
Supernova Star Maps
Supernova PPT Presentation with Script
Supernovas by ESA
What Is a Supernova?
Deep Space Studies
Supernovae Slideshow from National Geographic
Science video clip (with music)
Afterschool Universe: Life Cycle of a Small Star
Afterschool Universe: Life Cycle of a Large Star
Afterschool Universe: Supernova Can Crunch
ScienceCasts: Why Won't the Supernova Explode?
ScienceCasts: A Star Turns Inside Out
|Originating Source||NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
[Suggest a book]
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Gregory Mone
Supernovas by Ruth Owen
Born with a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story by Jennifer Morgan and Dana Lynne Andersen
Write on ... Space by Clare Hibbert
The Sun and Stars by Giles Sparrow
Sparkles: A Supernova's Dream Comes True by Rose M Barnett and Joshua E Carter