The Life of a Star...
Hook 1: As students come into the classroom, they will see a question posted on the board..."What's so great about our Sun, anyway?" They must write a short paragraph about what they know about the Sun.
Hook 2: Students will watch a short video: https://youtu.be/HEheh1BH34Q, comparing sizes of objects in our universe and write 2-3 sentences about what they learned.
Hook 2: Students will reflect on other life cycles that they know. They will create a comic strip using 4-5 frames depicting that life cycle.
Hook 3: Students will watch two short videos about the Life Cycle of a Star-Brain Pop-The Life Cycle of a Star and https://youtu.be/YeGt8Tq6DWk
Hook 4: Students will be split into two groups. Each student will choose a stage of a star from bag of folded terms. They will create a physical flow chart of the life cycle of a star.
Hook 5: Students will view and interpret an HR Diagram.
Hook 6: The teacher will have created an HR Diagram on the floor in the hall, including labeled axis. Students will create a human HR Diagram using chosen terms from a bag by plotting themselves, according to their type of star on the floor chart.
Hook 7: Students will create a family tree HR Diagram substituting family members for stars at different stages of their lives and plot them on the HR Diagram.