Chromosphere: Definition & Properties


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The jets of gas shooting up in the chromosphere are called:

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1. Spicules rise up:

2. What is most responsible for the pinkish-red hue of the chromosphere?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of the lesson on the chromosphere. Topics you'll be tested on include the properties of the chromosphere and spicules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • How spicules rise up
  • Characteristics of the chromosphere
  • Cause for the chromosphere's pinkish-red hue
  • Term for a photograph of the sun made using light from a specific region of the spectrum

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the chromosphere in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify the term for jets of gas that shoot up in the chromosphere

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Chromosphere: Definition & Properties. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the origin of the term chromosphere
  • Know the typical speed and duration of spicules
  • Recognize the influence of emission lines