The Stars in Your Life
Years 7 & 8
The Stars in Your Life is an inspiring introduction to the wonder of the universe which helps students find their place within the stars and their connection to them.
||In The Stars in Your Life students develop an understanding of their location in the universe and the connection between the elements from which they are made and the life of stars. They use the VSSEC online game Star Search to gather data from stars and construct a Hertzsprung Russell Diagram. From the HR diagram they develop an understanding of the origins and the life cycles of stars.
|They use the Atlas of the Universe web site to locate themselves in the Milky Way Galaxy, the Virgo Supercluster and the universe. They consider the fate of the Sun and the possible destinies for stars. They are introduced to neutron stars, supernovae, planetary nebulae and black holes. Emphasis is placed on developing a feel for the universe as a dynamic, turbulent place, 13.5 billion years old.
The Stars in Your Life is a half day visit to VSSEC.
Times: 9:30 – 12 noon or 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Number: Minimum 12 Maximum 30 students
Cost: $10 per student (Victorian students).
Subsidy: Some schools may qualify for a subsidy, please enquire.
Deposit: A $50 deposit will be required to secure your booking.
For schools which wish to bring two classes for the day, this half day program can be combined with Reach for the Stars to make a complete day.