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How to Build a Star
How to Build a Star is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides information and images about the Sun, star birth, energy, temperature, and nuclear fission. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging web site that spans the Earth and Space sciences and includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration and the human experience. Links at the top of each page allow users to navigate between beginner, intermediate, and advanced options for each topic level.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
Subject:
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The source of this material is Windows to the Universe at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Copyright 1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan; Copyright 2000-02 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-504
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
        • Position and motion of objects
        • Properties of objects and materials
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Objects in the sky
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
        • Transfer of energy
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
    • 9-12:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Chemical reactions
        • Motions and forces
        • Structure and properties of matter
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Windows to the Universe'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
http://www.windows.ucar.edu

Principal Investigator: Dr Roberta M. Johnson
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research