Stages of the Sun's Life Cycle


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What are the stages the sun goes through in its lifetime, in order?

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1. How many years ago did the sun form?

2. What happens when the sun runs out of fuel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gazing upon what is known to be the ultimate fate of our life-giver, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the life cycle of the Sun. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the order of the stages the Sun goes through in its lifetime as well as knowing how many years ago the Sun formed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Order of the life cycle stages of the Sun
  • How many years ago the Sun formed
  • What happens when the Sun runs out of fuel
  • Next stage for the Sun
  • Process in the Sun's core

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the life cycle of the Sun
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what happens when the Sun runs out of fuel and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process in the Sun's core

Additional Learning

To learn more about what's going to happen to our sun, review the corresponding lesson called Stages of the Sun's Life Cycle. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how and when the Sun was initially formed
  • Identify the role of a nebula in the birth of a star
  • Describe how a star can become a main-sequence star
  • Appreciate what happens during the red giant phase
  • Know the final stages in a star's life cycle