Black Hole Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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One way black holes are created is when a _____ runs out of energy and collapses.

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1. A black hole's gravity is very powerful. Which of the following doesn't get sucked into a black hole?

2. What is the outer area of a black hole called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this worksheet and quiz you will be tested on some interesting facts about black holes. The quiz will ask you how they can form, why we can't see them, and what the centers and the areas around black holes are called.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test what you know about:

  • What we call a black hole's outer area
  • How a black hole is created
  • The name given to its center

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about the kinds of things that might escape being pulled into a black hole
  • Information recall - remember what you read about why we can't see them
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to explain what has to run out of energy in order for a black hole to form

Additional Learning

Study the lesson called Black Hole Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. You will learn how to:

  • Explain what scientists think happens inside a black hole
  • Discuss how scientists can tell if it's there
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