Spectroscopy and the Chemical Characteristics of Stars

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An arrangement of electromagnetic radiation (which includes visible light) placed in order of wavelength is known as a(n):

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1. Patterns of thin, bright lines, juxtaposed against a dark background are called:

2. The use of unique patterns of spectral lines to identify a chemical substance is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the chemical characteristics of stars. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes descriptions of key terms as well as changes in an electron's energy level.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • An arrangement of electromagnetic radiation placed in order of wavelength
  • How electrons move up an energy level
  • The use of unique patterns of spectral lines that identify a chemical substance
  • The way an electron will move down an energy level
  • Patterns of thin, bright lines juxtaposed against a dark background

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding chemical characteristics of stars
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how electrons move between energy levels

Additional Learning

To learn more about stars, review the accompanying lesson titled Spectroscopy and the Chemical Characteristics of Stars. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the following terms: spectrum, spectral lines, and spectroscopy
  • Summarize how astronomers use spectroscopy to identify elements of faraway objects
  • Understand the scientific processes used to determine the chemical makeup of stars
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