How the Sun Provides Energy within the Ecosystem


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What type of reactions occur in the Sun to produce light energy?

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1. During the summer many of us indulge in a hamburger on the grill. Which of the following is the ultimate source of energy for your bread, meat and cheese in your burger?

2. Meat comes from animals. How do animals get their energy from the Sun?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study assessments will quiz your understanding of how the Sun gives energy. You'll be answering questions on key points such as the way light energy is produced in the Sun and the ultimate source of energy for a cheeseburger.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following::

  • The way animals get their energy
  • A means of getting energy directly from the Sun
  • Main source of energy from the Sun that reaches our planet

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how the Sun gives energy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of direct energy from the Sun
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the source of energy for animals and the ultimate energy source for the food we eat, like a cheeseburger

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson we've assembled and named How the Sun Provides Energy with the Ecosystem. Use these study points a helpful guide as you go along:

  • Analysis of how human beings acquire energy
  • Breakdown of different types of energy
  • Organisms that make their own food
  • Chlorophyll in plants