Third grade science teaches how a star is born. This worksheet of mine is a great way to help learn and nail that concept!
A star is born when atoms of light elements are squeezed under enough pressure for their nuclei to undergo fusion. All stars are the result of a balance of forces: the force of gravity compresses atoms in interstellar gas until the fusion reactions begin.
If you Google “How a Star is Born” you are likely to get about a million posts about the movie Directed by Bradley Cooper. With Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg. A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism. Not exactly what you want to teach a little in science! It is not really something out of Scientific American either, LOL!
Use this free printable worksheet of mine to help get the basics understood by your little astronomer – it is age appropriate and will let you study further if there is a real interest. If you see signs of real interest, the best thing you can do is read more on the subject! You can find a lot of age appropriate books on stars and more HERE.
For now, get my worksheet here –>How Is A Star Born-1