Teacher Notes:  Name of your WebQuest

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Steve Cogan, M.P.H.
Capistrano Unified School District
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UCI Science WebQuests from all years

Suggested Grade Level: 6 to 9 ?? 


California Content Standards: - Note these are only examples. Use the links below to find the standards for your WebQuest.

Grade 6: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, e, g, h)
Grade 7: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, e) 
Grade 8: Investigation and Experimentation (9a, b, e) 
Grade 9: Investigation and Experimentation (1a, c, d, i) 

      Science-Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12-Earth Sciences

      2c Evidence that all elements with an atomic number greater than that of Lithium have been formed by nuclear fusion in stars. 

      Science-Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12-Earth Sciences

      2d Stars differ in their life cycles, and visual, radio, and X-ray telescopes collect data that reveal these differences.

Search the standards:

S.C.O.R.E. Lessons Standards Search by Grade and Subject
S.C.O.R.E. Standards and Framework
California Content Standards Grades K-12
California Content Standards Grades K-12 - Science - PDF Format 


Students should have a basic understanding of the physical properties of matter such as phase changes and temperature.
Prior to this webquest, students should be oriented with the types of light of the electromagnetic spectrum and the structural layers of the Sun. 

Computer literacy.
Interpreting data, making inferences, forming hypotheses, making predictions, graphing. 
Effective use of Internet resources including searching and being able to recognize credible websites for sources of information.

Poster projects, presentations, modeling, puzzle designing, worksheets, peer evaluation, rubric, interactive quizzes and Internet activities.

Presentations - PowerPoint or Hyperstudio, student created web page, web based activites. 
See the Life Cycles of Stars NASA curriculum packet below for an assortment of ideas for enrichment
For some advanced interactives especially one on the H-R Diagram go to the Online Learning Center

For advanced understanding of how stars are classified see - H-R Digaram page
Students can view a virtual telescope site to create wonderful teslescopic images.
Check out the Earth and Moon Viewer page and Interactive Earth viewer from space

For example, Density Lab - Requires a free user name and password:  UN = littleone  PW = toronto

List of Website References/Resources:

Sheppard's Science Resources / U.C.I. SSI 
The Evolutionary Cycle of Stars
WMAP Cosmology 101: Life Cycle of Stars
CNN - New Hubble image shows life cycle of stars - June 1, 1999 
X-ray Astronomy: Supernovae and their remnants - Introduction 
Sea and Sky: Stars
Background: Life Cycles of Stars
Scientific Background for Life Cycle of Stars 
CNNfyi.com - Lesson Plan: Supernova Chandra - April 26, 2000 
Explorations: Stars, Galaxies, and Planets | Interactives 
Life Cycles of Stars NASA Curriculum Packet
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August 22, 2003