Giant Stars and Helium Fusion


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As a main sequence star expands into a giant, we can expect that it:

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1. The use of three helium atoms to form carbon is known as the:

2. Another name for helium nuclei is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to define properties of giant stars, as well as determine how helium fusion takes place. You will be quizzed on terms like the triple alpha process and helium nuclei.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo can help assess your knowledge of:

  • Main sequence stars
  • Helium atoms
  • Helium nuclei
  • Hydrogen shells

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related helium fusion lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about giant stars and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how main sequence stars turn into giant stars

Additional Learning

To learn more about giant stars and helium fusion, review the accompanying lesson Giant Stars and Helium Fusion. This lesson can help you:

  • Define properties of a main sequence star
  • Examine the death of our sun
  • Learn about giant star characteristics
  • Identify stages in helium fusion
  • Understand traits of alpha particles