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Redshift Definition: Lesson for Kids

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The sound of a motorcycle passing by changes in _____ because the sound waves spread away from you.

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1. Why does the term 'redshift' refer to the color red?

2. How do astronomers use redshift to observe the universe is expanding?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Redshift is something that happens with the light waves in our universe. These questions will quiz your understanding of key subjects like the sound waves of a passing motorcycle and the color red when it comes to redshift.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be covering the following:

  • The way astronomers use redshift to study the universe
  • Sound waves that spread apart
  • Comparison between sound and light

Skills Practiced

  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about redshift
  • Making connections - use your understanding of redshift and how it's related to the way astronomers study the stars
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the way light and sound are like each other

Additional Learning

Learn more about how light behaves in our universe with the lesson called Redshift Definition: Lesson for Kids. The lesson will teach you about the following topics:

  • Light that 'shifts' through redshift
  • Characteristics of different wavelengths of light
  • Uses of redshift with the Hubble Telescope
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