Properties of Stars

Students observe the difference between a star's absolute magnitude and its apparent magnitude, then go on to model differences in real and apparent size. Students observe a demonstration that relates a range of colors to a range of temperatures. Students conclude the section by playing a star classi´Čücation game.

Student Resources

Learn by Reading

For additional content-area reading, check out the Houghton Mifflin Science eBook: Grade 5, Unit D, pages 74–77.