Star in a Box is an interactive webapp which animates stars with different starting masses as they change during their lives. Some stars live fast-paced, dramatic lives, others change very little for billions of years. The webapp visualises the changes in mass, size, brightness and temperature for all these different stages. It allows a user to examine snapshots of a star's position on the colour-magnitude diagram (CMD) - the primary diagram used by astronomers to study evolution within stellar populations and to see how stellar parameters relate to one another.
Due to technical limitations, the lab can not be thighly integrated in an inquiry space. Instead a button is show to open the lab in another browser window or tab.