STARS It seems impossible that we can really study stars. They all seem so small and so far away-except for one. the Sun! Stars will show students the many amazing ways scientists look at the stars and how they can use what they see to answer questions like: What are stars made of? How far away are they? How old are stars? Students will learn about the life span of stars and the various stages they pass through, from protostar to main sequence star to red giant and eventually white and black dwarfs. A fun, hands-on activity will show viewers how to build their own spectroscope, used to analyze starlight! This program is based on the concepts outlined in the National Science Education Standards for Earth Science: Structure of the Earth System, Earth’s History and Earth in the solar system.