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Published: 26/03/2021
KS4 | Physics
15 pages

Life cycle of stars

A comprehensive PowerPoint covering the formation of massive stars, with a focus on developing students' understanding of the sequence and keywords associated with stars, along with supporting videos and answers.

Includes a range of engaging tasks for students to complete including questions, a timeline and hot-seating activity, as well as stretch, peer discussion and self-assessment tasks, and a gap-fill consolidation or homework task to summarise the life cycle of a massive star. 

Keywords taught in this lesson: 

black hole

main sequence

neutron star


red giant

red supergiant


white dwarf 


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