Red Giant: Definition & Facts


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Which of the following is metaphorically similar in age to a red giant star?

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1. Why does a red giant star look red?

2. What is the first stage of a main sequence star turning into a red giant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Red Giants are old stars. Test your knowledge of red giants with this quiz/worksheet combination. You will need to know about the cause of the red color, metaphorical representation of a red giant star and other facts discussed in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Information about the color of the red giant star
  • Eventual fate of red giants
  • Life cycle of a red giant star

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced will include:

  • Information Recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the life cycle of a star
  • Interpreting Information - verify that you can read information about the cause of the red color of the red giant star and interpret it accurately
  • Reading Comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson titled Red Giants: Definition & Facts to learn more. The following objectives are covered:

  • Understand the making of a red giant
  • Review examples of red giants in different constellations
  • Know the composition of a red giant star
  • Review the life cycle of a red giant