Interview with a White Dwarf
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Introduction: This activity is an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of the gas law, conservation of energy, and forces to stellar evolution. Students perform as members of an interview with our Sun at the end of its star-life, in the white dwarf stage. Students follow the life story of this white dwarf via text, plots, and pictures. For each evolution stage, they review the properties of the star and calculate a few others.