How Stars Generate Energy


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This is a neutral, nearly massless subatomic particle with a speed near that of light itself:

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1. This is like a positively charged electron:

2. What is the name of a stepwise process of three nuclear reactions that build a helium atom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you quickly assess your understanding of processes by which stars generate energy. You will need to be familiar with terms used to describe steps in these processes in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Items in these assessments ask about:

  • The terms used to describe:
    • A neutral, nearly massless subatomic particle
    • A positively charged electron
    • A stepwise process of three nuclear reactions that build a helium atom
    • What positrons combine with electrons to form in nuclear fusion
    • The force that binds protons and neutrons inside atomic nuclei

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the stepwise process of three nuclear reactions that build a helium atom and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what force binds protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information about a positively charged electron from the related lesson

Additional Learning

For more information, go over the lesson called How Stars Generate Energy. Some objectives that it covers are listed below:

  • Explain nuclear fusion
  • Provide details about an important nuclear fusion reaction
  • Present an equation used to illustrate this nuclear fusion reaction
  • List and explain the steps in the Proton-Proton Chain process