Star Formation: Main Sequence, Dwarf & Giant Stars


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The stages of most stars life in order are:

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1. What does a protostar have to do to become a star?

2. Why does a brown dwarf form?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your knowledge of how different types of stars are formed. You will be quizzed on the life cycle of a star and the conditions necessary for each type of star to form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your understanding of:

  • The stages in the life cycle of a star
  • How protostars become stars
  • Why some stars turn into brown dwarfs
  • The last life stage of most stars

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - connect the stages of a star's life to each other and understand how one leads to the next
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different conditions that create different types of stars
  • Information recall - memorize the different stages in the life of a star

Additional Learning

To learn more about how stars are formed, review the related lesson Star Formation: Main Sequence, Dwarf & Giant Stars. The objectives of that lesson include:

  • Memorize the life stages of a star
  • Define types of stars, including brown dwarf, white dwarf, and neutron star
  • Distinguish between conditions that form each type of star