Magnetosphere: Definition & Facts


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The ____is mainly where all the action's at with respect to the solar wind generating current of electrons that later produce the aurorae.

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1. The northern lights are the:

2. The area of space where the solar wind slows down as it approaches the Earth's magnetosphere:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the magnetosphere. Topics you'll need to be familiar with to pass the quiz include the northern lights and the outer boundary of the magnetosphere.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The area of space characterized by slowing solar winds upon approach to the Earth's magnetosphere
  • What the northern lights are
  • The magnetosphere's outer boundary
  • Features of the Van Allen belts

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the features of the Van Allen belts and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the magnetosphere's outer boundary
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related magnetosphere lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about what lets just enough energy in from the sun, review the corresponding lesson titled, Magnetosphere: Definition & Facts. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the magnetosphere is
  • Identify how much plasma is in the magnetosphere and where
  • Appreciate what gives rise to our special lights at the poles