4.8.1.2

4.8.1.2 The life cycle of a star

4.8.1.2 The life cycle of a star

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A star goes through a life cycle. The life cycle is determined by the size of the star.

Students should be able to describe the life cycle of a star:

  • the size of the Sun
  • much more massive than the Sun.


  1. Fusion processes in stars produce all of the naturally occurring elements. Elements heavier than iron are produced in a supernova.
  2. The explosion of a massive star (supernova) distributes the elements throughout the universe.
  3. Students should be able to explain how fusion processes lead to the formation of new elements.


MS 1c - Use ratios, fractions and percentages

MS 2c Construct and interpret frequency tables and diagrams, bar charts and histograms

MS 4a Translate information between graphical and numeric form

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