Types of Spiral Galaxies


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Which of these galaxy types is most likely to have the most star formation going on?

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1. Which of these spiral galaxies is the one that would have the biggest central bulge?

2. This is a spiral galaxy that has an elongated region running through its nucleus, the ends of which are where the spiral arms originate from:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The interactive worksheet will go over the different types of spiral galaxies in the universe. Discover the composition of each galaxy type and how they're classified. The printable quiz will help you study and recall the information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to evaluate your understanding on:

  • Spiral galaxy classification
  • Different types of spiral galaxies
  • How to determine galaxy type based on appearance

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of spiral galaxies to determine types and classifications
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding spiral galaxies and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson such as spiral galaxies with the biggest central bulge or tightly wound spiral arms

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson called Types of Spiral Galaxies. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn more about different spiral galaxy types
  • Read about how spiral galaxies are classified
  • Discover easy ways to remember galaxy classification terms
  • Learn about lenticular and barred spiral galaxies