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What Did Stars Give Us? (9:10)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:33 When you add heat (or energy) to a pot of cold water, what happens? Does the pot stay still? What does this tell us about when we add energy to hydrogen atoms?
  2. 03:52 Why do some stars simply fade away, while others eventually start fusing helium into carbon?
  3. 05:19 Will all stars eventually be able to generate iron?
  4. 07:27 Do elements only exist in large amounts on Earth?