The Life Cycle of a Star
Help button: This button will open a window with help information.
Toggle controls: This button will add constellation lines to the stars depicted.
Reset: reload the applet and reset the parameters.
Rewind: press and hold to advance the applet in reverse.
Pause: temporarily stop the action in the applet.
Play: begin or resume the action in the applet.
Fast Forward: press and hold to advance the applet.
End: advance the applet to its end.
Speed: click to select the number and input a higher number to increase the speed of the rewind and fast forward buttons.
Slider bar: shows the progression through the animation.
Drag controller: click and drag over this symbol to reposition the controller buttons within the applet frame.
Collapse button: click this button to collapse controller button.
Using the applet
This applet has been designed to help students gain a better understanding of the life cyle of a star.
The cartoon character, Stellar Sam, guides students through the various stages in the lifecycle of stars using an example of a star similar to the Sun, as well as a much more massive star.
Using the standard controller buttons, students can watch the progression of the life cylce animations, reading along with the text in Sam's speech bubbles.
Download the Flash Applet
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