Crab Nebula Facts: Lesson for Kids


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When the Crab Nebula first formed almost one thousand years ago, people all over the world noticed it. What is one thing that made it so unusual?

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1. The Crab Nebula was formed by a huge star that exploded. What is this type of star called?

2. Which of these statements is NOT true about a pulsar, like the one at the center of the Crab Nebula?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test what you know about key topics like the reason the Crab Nebula is unusual and the way that it first formed. After you finish answering the multiple-choice questions, you'll get your quiz score automatically.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about:

  • Pulsars
  • The first name for the Crab Nebula
  • A characteristic of the Crab Nebula

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the Crab Nebula
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the original name for the Crab Nebula and how it first formed
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about pulsars like the one at the center of the Crab Nebula

Additional Learning

For more on what's up in space, we've made the lesson called Crab Nebula Facts: Lesson for Kids. Here are some points to consider:

  • Size of the Crab Nebula
  • Details about how it collapsed
  • Astronomers who saw the Crab Nebula
  • Various facts about it