Whilst assembling the origami stars pupils listening to music related to stars from various artists and researched facts about stars. The facts were mind blowing:
A star is a massive, bright, sphere of very hot gas called plasma which is held together by its own gravity.
Stars radiate energy created from nuclear fusion, which is a process that takes place in a star’s core and involves hydrogen fusing (burning) to make helium.
As a star is near the end of its life, it begins to change the helium into heavier chemical elements, such carbon and oxygen, and the star will begin to change color, density, mass and size.
The nearest star to Earth is the Sun, which is classified as a G2 yellow dwarf star.
There are approximately 200-400 billion stars in our Milky Way Galaxy alone.