ORIGIN OF THE ELEMENTS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

 

 

 

1.) Where are elements created? How are heavier elements created from hydrogen and helium?

 

2.) What evidence do scientists use to tell which elements are released when a supernova explodes?

 

3.) How does a star get its energy to glow?

 

4.) What elements make up young stars?

 

5.) What causes a star to become a supernova?

 

6.) Why do you think it takes a tremendous amount of heat and pressure to create helium (and then carbon, etc.)?

 

7.) What could you infer about the age of a star if you were to find evidence of iron being present?