Wormholes Lesson for Kids


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What do scientists think a wormhole is?

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1. Wormholes are based on _____ theory of relativity.

2. The image of the folded paper connecting the two dots shows that scientists think that space-time can _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you like science fiction, you've probably seen movies or read books that talked about wormholes. On this worksheet and quiz, you will be tested on what they're believed to be, how big they're thought to be, and what scientists think they can do.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz cover:

  • Which scientist's theory is the basis for the idea of a wormhole
  • What wormholes are thought to be
  • How big scientists think wormholes really are

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about the scientist whose theory of relativity forms the basis for the idea of a wormhole
  • Information recall - remember what you read about what scientists say the whole idea of wormholes actually is, even though it's all really cool
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to show, using a piece of paper and a pencil, what wormholes are supposed to be able to do

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson called Wormholes Lesson for Kids if you're interested in finding out more. When you finish, you should be able to:

  • Describe what it would take to make a wormhole big enough for a spaceship to go through
  • Explain why they're called ''wormholes''
  • Name some reasons why traveling through a wormhole would be dangerous even if it was possible