Kirchhoff's Laws and Star Spectra


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A continuous spectrum refers to:

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1. An absorption line spectrum refers to:

2. An emission line spectrum refers to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Star light, star bright: spectrum from starlight is the subject of this assessment. This worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of star spectra, with a focus on the related vocabulary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definitions for the following terms:

  • Continuous spectrum
  • Absorption line spectrum (and its synonym)
  • Emission line spectrum (and its synonym)

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the concept of a spectrum and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as emission line spectrum and absorption line spectrum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what these spectrum types look like

Additional Learning

To learn more about star spectra, review the accompanying lesson titled Kirchoff's Laws and Star Spectra. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Kirchhoff's First Law and know what type of spectrum this law explains
  • Identify Kirchhoff's Second Law and understand what type of spectrum this law explains
  • Define Kirchhoff's Third Law and recognize what type of spectrum this law explains
  • Explain what a continuous spectrum is
  • Differentiate between an Emission Line Spectrum and an Absorption Line Spectrum