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Types of Stars and their Evolution

Learning Goals:
i. Use a diagram to explain the life cycle of stars and how that relates to fusion. ii. Read an H-R diagram, and explain the relationship between stars in the diagram. 

Notes Videos: (if you weren't in class, you'll need to view these!)
Hertzprung-Russell HR Diagrams - Science with Higgins (3min) - White Dwarfs, The Sun, Main Sequence, Red Giants, Blue Giants, Luminosity
Evolution of Mid-Sized Sun-Like Stars - Science with Higgins (8min) - Nebulae, Hydrostatic Equillibrium, Fusion, Main Squence, CNO Cycle, Hydrogen Shell (Red Giant), Helium Flash (Yellow Pulsating), Red Giant Stage II, Planetary Nebula, White Dwarf, Black Dwarf
White Dwarf Stars - Science with Higgins (7min) - White Dwarf Stars, White Dwarf Density, How we see them. 
Massive Stars Part 1 - Science with Higgins (6min) - Interstellar Nebula, Hydrostatic Equilibrium, Fusion, Heavy Element Fusion (Fe!)
Massive Stars Part 2 - Science with Higgins (8min) - Supernova, Interstellar Nebula, Neutron Star, Black Hole
Neutron Stars and Pulsars - Science with Higgins (8min) - Density (of neutron stars), Pulsars, How we see neutron stars and pulsars
Black Holes - Science with Higgins (8min) - Event Horizon, Gravity well, Singularity, How we see black holes

Chandra Stellar Evolution Interactive - Take notes on this in your notebook!
HR Diagram Interactive - To go with your worksheet