Milky Way Facts: Lesson for Kids


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What shape is the Milky Way?

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1. About how many stars are believed to be in the Milky Way?

2. How long does it take light to travel from one side of the Milky Way to the other?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help you see how much you know about Milky Way facts. Stars and the speed of light are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet help you figure out what you know about:

  • How many light years it takes light to travel from one side of the Milky Way to the other
  • How old the Milky Way is
  • Shape of this galaxy
  • The number of stars in the Milky Way

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you pick out the most important details from the science lesson on the Milky Way
  • Information recall - remember information you know about the shape of this galaxy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Milky Way's details

Additional Learning

Keep learning using the lesson called Milky Way Facts: Lesson for Kids. This lesson helps you:

  • Learn where the Milky Way is located
  • Figure out what the oldest star in this galaxy is
  • See what the Milky Way looks like