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The lifecycle of stars is one of the core parts of the science curriculum in many countries around the World. It is, however, one of the more challenging parts of the curriculum for teachers. Many teachers are not specialists in astronomy and possibly did not study physics past their own school careers. This presents a significant problem when they come to teach the unfamiliar topics they meet in astronomy.
For this reason we created Star in a Box. It is a resource which allows people to explore the evolution of stars through different stages of their lives.
We have just released a new version of it based on consultation with a teacher focus group from Cardiff UK. Some of the new features are: