White Dwarf: Definition & Size

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A white dwarf is at which stage of its life?

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1. Which characteristics BEST describe a white dwarf star?

2. What is the closest white dwarf to us?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you look up at the night sky, you can see thousands of stars. The majority of them will become white dwarfs. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of a white dwarf star. The quiz questions will test you on which characteristics best describe a white dwarf and at which stage of a star's life it becomes a white dwarf.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The fate of a white dwarf
  • Closest white dwarf to Earth
  • Percentage of stars that become white dwarfs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about white dwarfs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what scientists think the fate of a white dwarf is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of a white dwarf

Additional Learning

To learn more about white dwarfs, review the accompanying lesson, White Dwarfs: Definition, Size & Quiz. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how a star becomes a white dwarf
  • Examine the composition of a white dwarf
  • Learn what scientists believe is the fate of a white dwarf star
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