HS-ESS1-3: Stellar Nucleosynthesis

Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the way nucleosynthesis, and therefore the different elements created, varies as a function of the mass of a star and the stage of its lifetime.

Assessment Boundary: Details of the many different nucleosynthesis pathways for stars of differing masses are not assessed.




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Nucleosynthesis
Stars
Elements
 - He-Li (early Universe)
 - Be-Fe (stellar fusion)
 - > Fe (Supernova)
Energy and Matter

Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements. (Energy and Matter)


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