Hertzsprung Russell diagram

Hertzsprung Russell diagram
Publication Date: January, 2015
Type of Resource: Student worksheet

This downloadable resource investigates the Hertzsprung Russell Diagram.

The resource is a student data analysis task designed to teach students about the Hertzsprung Russell Diagram.

In this task, the absolute magnitude and spectral class for the 25 brightest stars in the night sky are listed.

The task is for students to plot this data to produce their own H-R diagram and answer some questions about it.

Answers are included.

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