What is the Age of Our Sun?


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A nebula is

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1. Scientists believe our Sun is ____ years old.

2. Debris from outer space that has survived impact with Earth's surface is known as

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our Sun has been in the sky our entire lives, and so it's a bit difficult to think about it in terms of things like age and a life cycle. Still, our Sun had a beginning like everything else, and this assessment will test you on the facts regarding the age and life of the Sun. The questions will go over points found in the lesson, such as the Sun's approximate age and the Standard Solar Model.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of a nebula
  • Scientific beliefs on the age of the Sun
  • Space debris found on Earth's surface
  • The stages of the Sun's life cycle
  • The Standard Solar Model

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through the questions and test your recollection of the age of the Sun and relevant information on its life cycle
  • Defining key concepts - enhance your understanding of the Sun's life cycle by defining some key concepts from the lesson, such as nebula and Standard Solar Model
  • Knowledge application - apply the information you've gained from the lesson to identify specific astronomical terms relevant to the Sun's life and the stages in the Sun's development

Additional Learning

Use the key terms and images in the lesson called What is the Age of Our Sun? to find out more about the Sun's life cycle. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Nebulas and the origins of the Sun
  • Determining the Sun's age
  • The stages in the Sun's life cycle
  • The Standard Solar Model