Spiral Galaxy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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Galaxies, like our Milky Way galaxy are made up of _____.

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1. Many spiral galaxies are known as places that new stars are being created. Where in does this happen in a spiral galaxy?

2. About how many spiral galaxies have more than two arms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet, you'll be answering questions on spiral galaxies. The questions will test you on key topics like what galaxies are made of and the creation of new stars in a spiral galaxy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Spiral galaxies with more than two arms
  • 'Barred spiral galaxies'
  • The Sombrero galaxy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - use what you know to answer questions about spiral galaxies, like what a barred spiral galaxy is
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about what the Sombrero galaxy looks like and the way new stars are made in spiral galaxies
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about a type of spiral galaxy that has two or more arms

Additional Learning

You can learn more about galaxies with the lesson called Spiral Galaxy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. We've listed these topics that you'll be covering:

  • Details about what spiral galaxies look like
  • Black holes and elliptical galaxies
  • Spiral galaxies that are known to astronomers
  • The age of the oldest known spiral galaxy