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Description:

This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore what happens when a star explodes. Participants imagine themselves inside a large star at the end of its life, just as it is about to go supernova. This activity simulates the momentum transfer from the denser material of the core (represented by the tennis balls) to the lighter material of the outer layers (represented by the ping-pong balls) after the star's core collapses. The pdf contains step-by-step instructions, photos, presentation tips, and links to background information.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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Keywords:

Mass and Weight,Elementary Particles and Nuclear Physics,neutron star,Earth and Space Science,Middle School,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Space Science,Mathematics,NSDL,Materials science,Chemistry,Upper Elementary,Volume and Density,Astronomy,Stars and Galaxies,Informal Education,Higher Education,star,supernova,neutrinos,Elements and Periodic Table,Elementary School,astronomy,Physics,Energy,Earth system science,Structure and Properties of Matter,Atomic Structure,Engineering,High School,Space science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926132612478T,Physical science,Education,Technology,Geoscience

Language:

English

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