This lesson plan is part of the lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on star types and the lives of stars in order to understand the universe we live in. Students work in groups to research and learn about the life cycle of different star types. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.