TRUMP Part 3: Star Formation and Evolution

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This part of the TRUMP Astrophysics resource package dealt with the formation, evolution and 'death' of stars. Like all other parts of the TRUMP package, this part contains study notes (self-study material for teachers), teaching notes and photocopiable student sheets.

This part formed a sequel to Part 2 of the package, and also drew on material from Part 1. The authors assumed that users of Part 3 would be familiar with the content of both Parts 1 and 2.

Contents of Teacher’s guide
INTRODUCTION TO PART 3

STUDY NOTES
Introduction
1.1 Unravelling the plot
2 Making stars
2.1 Raw materials
2.2 Collapse of an interstellar cloud
2.3 Protostar development
2.4 Planet formation
Summary of Section 2
3 On the main sequence
3.1 General features of nuclear reactions
3.2 Nuclear reactions in main sequence stars
3.3 Physical conditions inside stars
3.4 Mass, luminosity and main sequence lifetime
Summary of Section 3
4 After the main sequence
4.1 Red giants
4.2 Further evolution: stars up to about 8 times the mass of the Sun
4.3 Further evolution: more massive stars
4.4 Finale
Summary of Section 4
Self-assessment questions
ITO answers and comments
SAO answers and comments
Glossary

TEACHING NOTES
Introduction
1.1 Unravelling the plot
2 Making stars
Student learning outcomes
2.1 Raw materials
2.2 Collapse of an interstellar cloud
2.3 Protostar development
2.4 Planet formation
3 On the main sequence
Student learning outcomes
3.1 General features of nuclear reactions
3.2 Nuclear reactions in main sequence stars
3.3 Physical conditions inside stars
3.4 Mass, luminosity and main sequence lifetime
4 After the main sequence
Student learning outcomes
4.1 The life story of the Sun
4.2 Evolution of other stars
4.3 Compact objects
4.4 Finale
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