Supernova: How Massive Stars Explode


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A supernova is:

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1. A Gamma Ray is:

2. The strong force binds:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at everything leading up to the big finale, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of how massive stars explode. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding supernovas and gamma rays.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of a supernova
  • Characteristics of a gamma ray
  • What the strong force binds
  • Correct order in a supernova event
  • What eventually blasts the star apart

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what the strong force binds and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related supernova lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the correct order in a supernova event

Additional Learning

To learn more about this galactic event, review the corresponding lesson called Supernova: How Massive Stars Explode. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how a dying star can produce energy
  • Identify the two elements glued together in the strong force
  • Describe when it's game-over for a star
  • Explain the characteristics of the star's core as it contracts
  • Appreciate a supernova's incredible intensity