Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) Diagram Lab




Looking for a hands-on activity to reinforce the concepts of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram? Here you go!


In this lab, students construct a H-R diagram using known data on stars within our universe. They will then use the finished graph to describe the properties and life cycles of stars.


This lab is intended to take between 45 – 60 minutes and requires the following materials:

  • A pencil
  • Colored pencils
  • ESRT


This resource includes an answer key as well.


Grade Levels: 8th – 12th
Total Pages: 13
Teaching Duration: 45 Minutes


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