The Sun's Chromosphere: Definition, Temperature & Facts Video

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What is the chromosphere?

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1. Which area of the sun's chromosphere has the greatest temperature?

2. Why does the sun's chromosphere appear red during a solar eclipse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the sun's chromosphere. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the celestial event during which the chromosphere can be viewed as well as the temperature of the chromosphere in relation to its distance from the sun's surface.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • An event during which the chromosphere can be viewed
  • The temperature of the chromosphere in relation to its distance from the sun's surface
  • The chromosphere element first discovered in 1868
  • The thickness of the chromosphere
  • The reason the chromosphere can't be seen by the naked eye

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the sun's chromosphere
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the thickness and temperature of the chromosphere and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason the chromosphere can't be seen with the naked eye

Additional Learning

Study the key facts and images in the lesson called The Sun's Chromosphere: Definition, Temperature & Facts to learn more about the sun. It covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the region of the sun's atmosphere known as the chromosphere
  • Tell the temperature of the chromosphere and what makes it unlike most objects in the solar system
  • Know when the chromosphere can be viewed
  • Identify the element first detected in the chromosphere in 1868
  • Define the term spicule and tell how it's related to the chromosphere
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