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Fusion Reactions: How and Where are Elements Created?
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Part 1 of the X-ray Spectroscopy Unit from NASA’s Imagine the Universe! lesson plans includes a series of three lessons on the formation of elements in stars. During this three lesson series, students learn about the life cycle of stars and model the formation of elements in stars. The lessons are a demonstration of type so fusion reactions and modeling not just the changes to matter during the processes but also the energy involved in these reactions.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Provider Set:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NGSS@NSTA
Author:
Allie Hajian, NASA/GSFC
Angela Page, Hyatsville Elementary School
Rick Fowler, Crossland High School
Date Added:
02/16/2018