What is a Star? - Lesson for Kids


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What are stars?

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1. What gases are stars mostly made of?

2. What is the method called that a star uses to burn hydrogen, turning it into helium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Stars are a wonderful sight in our night sky, and what makes them bright and colorful is even more fascinating. Using this quiz, you'll check what you've learned about stars.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll test your awareness of:

  • The connection between stars and us
  • Brightest star seen from Earth
  • Why stars twinkle
  • The different types and colors of stars

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you learned about the different kinds of stars
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to answer questions about the color of stars
  • Making connections - determine the relationship between the makeup of humans and stars

Additional Learning

To learn more about stars, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Star? - Lesson for Kids. In this lesson, you'll discover:

  • A comparison of stars that do twinkle and those that don't
  • The makeup of the sun
  • What stars are made of
  • The definition of a galaxy