How Energy Moves Within the Sun


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In the deepest reaches of the sun, the photons you're most likely to encounter are in the form of:

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1. Energy carried out of the sun in a process where photons are emitted at one place and absorbed in another is known as:

2. The area inside a star, like the sun, where energy flows outwards as photons:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of how energy flows from within the sun. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the types of photons found deep within the sun as well as what radiative diffusion involves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Types of photons deep within the sun
  • Area inside of a star where energy is carried outwards as rising
  • How energy is radiated out into space from the photosphere

Skills Practiced

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

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge you've gained regarding energy's movement in the sun
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related movement of energy within the sun lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as photosphere

Additional Learning

To learn more about ways energy moves from the sun, review the corresponding lesson How Energy Within the Sun. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the characteristics of photons
  • Understand the primary principle zones for energy movement
  • Appreciate where the radiative zone is and its characteristics
  • Describe the convective zone's fundamental process
  • Explain the photosphere's role in transporting energy from the sun to the rest of the solar system