Supernova and Supergiant Star Life Cycle


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A supernova is:

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1. What happens when fusion stops in a star's core?

2. How long does it take for the final collapse of the core?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of the life cycles of supernovas and supergiant stars. Topics addressed on the quiz include fusion and cores.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment tools will measure your knowledge of these topics:

  • Definition of supernova
  • What happens when fusions stops in a star's core
  • Length of final collapse for the core
  • Result of star material not condensed into the core

Skills practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related natural science lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the life cycles of supernovas and supergiant stars in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding star material and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the result of a star whose neutrons do not survive after it goes supernova

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Supernova and Supergiant Star Life Cycle, which covers the following topics:

  • Red supergiants
  • Life path of a star
  • How size affects a star's later life
  • Temperature of a star's core before going supernova