Stars: Definition & Facts


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What begins at the moment a star is born?

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1. Rank these star colors from hottest to coolest.

2. Where are most of the stars located on a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn more about the characteristics of stars with our printable and interactive quiz and worksheet. We will gauge your comprehension of the lifecycle of a star, the role that stars play in the universe, and the differences between several types of stars.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The chemical processes taking place inside a star
  • Correlation between a star's temperature and its color
  • Main sequence stars
  • Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
  • Star constellations

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the relationship between color and temperature in a star
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of constellations in the galaxy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as main sequence stars

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson on the characteristics of stars will prepare you to:

  • Define a star and list factors, such as color, that differ depending on the star
  • Explain the role of nebulas and protostars in the development of stars
  • Describe a star during its main sequence phase
  • Explain what the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram depicts