Formation, Types & Life Cycles of Stars


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In what environment do new stars form?

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1. Which of the following stars does NOT have fusion happening in its core?

2. A star that started out with a mass 14 times that of the Sun is currently a red supergiant. What is the next stage in its life cycle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While they may seem permanent from our perspective, stars actually go through a life cycle just like humans do, albeit on a much longer timeline. This quiz and worksheet will teach you the details of the formations, life cycle, and different types of stars. Some things you'll be tested on include how stars form and the characteristics of different types of stars.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • The formation of stars
  • Star fusion
  • Red supergiants
  • The sun's life cycle
  • The lives of stars

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the formation and life cycle of stars
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you understand key terminology from this lesson, especially the different types of stars and elements of star formation
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained from this lesson to answer questions about how stars form, how stars die, and the different types of stars

Additional Learning

To learn more about the lives of stars, review the corresponding lesson Formation, Types & Life Cycles of Stars. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about how stars form
  • Understand what makes a nebula
  • Identify the different types of stars
  • Understand the life cycle of stars