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Title: The Elements: Forged in Stars
Url: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.eiu.fusion/the...
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: All the stars in the universe, including the Sun, are nuclear furnaces fueled by fusion. Beginning with the fusion of hydrogen and continuing with fusion of successively heavier elements, stars form all the naturally occurring elements heavier than hydrogen and helium. This video segment illustrates the critical role that stars play in creating the elements, and describes the process of nucleosynthesis, in which increasingly heavier elements up through iron are formed, at which point the star collapses and explodes in a supernova, during which elements heavier than iron are created. The segment is three minutes forty-two seconds in length. A background essay and discussion questions are included.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars -- Other particular types of stars, A-Z -- Supernovae
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Chemistry -- Physical and theoretical chemistry -- Chemical elements
Science -- Physics -- Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity -- Nuclear fusion
GEM Subject: Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Stars
Chemistry -- Elements
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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