Check out the Brain Pop Movie on the Life Cycle of a Star
What happens to a star when it dies? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you all the secrets of the stars--how they form, how long they live, and what happens when they die. In particular, you’ll discover what will happen to our star, the sun, when it’s ready to expire--we’d better have another place to live at that point, because things on Earth might get a bit toasty! You’ll learn why some stars just peter out and die quietly, while others go out in a huge blaze of glory--and others still collapse so rapidly on themselves that they turn into black holes!
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Stellar Sam Interactive Star
This NASA video segment describes the life cycle of a star. Viewers learn about the opposing forces on a star and the ways in which these forces change over time to create a red giant. The video also discusses what will happen when the sun becomes a red giant, evolves into a white dwarf, and eventually ends its life as a black stellar corpse. Duration: 4 minutes 18 seconds
Check out these Pictures of Stars from National Geographic. Be sure to read the caption below the pictures to learn more!