The Formation of the Milky Way Galaxy


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The hypothesis that states that large galaxies like the Milky Way Galaxy formed by way of gravitational collapse from a single, turbulent, large gas cloud, is called:

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1. The hypothesis that states large galaxies like the Milky Way Galaxy formed from the combinations of small galaxies and star clusters, is called the:

2. Based on what you learned in this lesson, newer stars would be expected to have:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to give you a baseline regarding your understanding of the formation of the Milky Way Galaxy. The quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the different theories of how the Milky Way formed, calcium and iron and the age of the galaxy

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The age the Milky Way Galaxy is estimate to be
  • What's expected to be found in newer stars
  • Different theories on the birth of the Milky Way
  • Explain the presence of iron and calcium in blood

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different hypotheses discussed in the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the age of the Milky Way
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the composition of stars

Additional Learning

To learn more review the following lesson called The Formation of the Milky Way Galaxy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the parts of the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Define supernovae
  • Learn the explanation for the presence of elements in the body