Life Cycle of Neutron Stars


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A neutron star is:

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1. What is a pulsar?

2. As a neutron star gets heavier, what happens to it?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your knowledge on how neutron stars are formed and their characteristics. Multiple choice questions will ask you to define what a neutron star is as well as a pulsar.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Define what a neutron star is
  • Name the characteristics of a pulsar
  • Describe what happens to a neutron star as it gets heavier
  • State the needed size of a star in order for it to become a neutron star
  • Tell what stage of a star's life is a neutron star

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on neutron stars
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the life cycle of neutron stars
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what type of stars can become neutron stars

Additional Learning

To learn more about neutron stars, review the accompanying lesson titled Life Cycle of Neutron Stars. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the life cycle of a neutron star
  • Explain what protons and electrons do in the core of a neutron star
  • Identify several possible final life stages for different sized stars
  • Learn about the size and density of neutron stars