Physics GCSE: The life cycle of stars
Science presenter and rapper Jon Chase explains how the dust and gas released from dying stars forms new stars and solar systems using a popular game and a rap.
He visits a school, where the students play Jenga to demonstrate the balance between the forces in a star, and how they destabilise over time.
Jon performs a rap to help memorise all the different stages of the life cycle of stars.
This short film is from the BBC series, Space Science Bites.
This short film could be used as a starting point to discuss the life cycle of a star.
This short film will be relevant for teaching physics.
This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC KS4/GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 in Scotland.