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5.6 Star Story

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  • You have learned about the birth and death of stars. Remember that the star life cycle can be thought of like a human life cycle. 

    For this project, your task is to write a digital life story of a star. You may choose a low mass or high mass star. You will need the content in nest week's session to complete your story. Last week, you did the following:

    1. Choose a low or high mass star. Give him or her a name.

    2. Begin writing out some characteristics of your star such as temperature, color, mass, brightness, location on the HR Diagram, OBAFGKM classification and perhaps it's location in the universe.

    3. Choose a digital tool in which to write your story. Create a free account and play around with the tool so that you are familiar with how it works. Some options include StorybirdZooburst or Comic Master.


    To finish up this project:

    4. Use the characteristics of your star to write a story. Start with the star's birth as a protostar (oh look! so cute!...) to the final death throws. Examples of human life stages might include: 

    • Conception

    • Funeral home

    • Getting a new job

    • Fetus

    • First ultrasound

    • Eating solid food

    • Graduation from high school

    • Birth of children

    • Taking the first step

    • Retirement

    • Birthday

    • ...?


    5. Use the digital tool to present your story. Include a picture of the HR Diagram with your star's location labeled clearly. 

    6. Grab the public/share link and paste into the dropbox on this page.