Elliptical Galaxy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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Galaxies are put into three different groups according to their _____.

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1. Elliptical galaxies are identified by how round they are. An elliptical galaxy that is given the number E7 would be _____.

2. Even though elliptical galaxies are the most common type in the galaxy, astronomers have identified and named more spiral galaxies than elliptical galaxies. Why is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whenever you feel ready, test your understanding of elliptical galaxies with this quiz/worksheet. You'll be answering questions on topics like the way galaxies are grouped and an elliptical galaxy with the number E7.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here are some other topics you'll be quizzed on:

  • The reason astronomers have named more spiral galaxies than elliptical ones
  • An elliptical galaxy's center
  • Attribute of an elliptical galaxy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on elliptical galaxies, like why more spiral galaxies have been identified than elliptical ones
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about a type of elliptical galaxy with the number E7
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about how galaxies are organized and what's at the center of an elliptical galaxy

Additional Learning

For more, please consider the lesson we've called Elliptical Galaxy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. You'll be discussing these topics listed below:

  • Explanation of what a galaxy is
  • What elliptical galaxies look like
  • How common elliptical galaxies are
  • The biggest galaxy in the universe