This website explains the evolution, properties, components, and composition of stars. It is appropriate for a non-technical introduction to stars in the high school classroom. The author opens by talking about Hipparchus' magnitude scale for stars and the scales astronomers use today. The website then explores the properties that define a star, its composition, and its evolution on the H-R diagram depending on its mass. Each section contains multiple links to further information for teachers and learners.
%0 Electronic Source %A Kaler, James %D June 27, 2007 %T The Natures of the Stars %V 2015 %N 29 January 2015 %8 June 27, 2007 %9 text/html %U http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/star_intro.html
Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.