What is a Radiation Zone?


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How many layers does the Sun have?

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1. I am the site where photons originate. My temperature is an estimated 15 million degrees Celsius. Who am I?

2. Which of the following occurs in the radiation zone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer just a few multiple-choice questions to find out how much you know about the radiation zone. The questions will test your knowledge of layers of the Sun, characteristics of the radiation zone, and effect of photons in the zone.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your understanding of the following:

  • Number of layers in the Sun
  • Site where photons originate
  • Occurrences in the radiation zone
  • Effect of slow moving photons passing through the radiation zone
  • Amount of the Sun's radius occupied by the radiation zone

Skills Practiced

This test will help with the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as the radiation zone and photons
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the radiation zone to answer questions about its characteristics and properties
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related radiation zone lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the radiation zone to answer questions about its physical characteristics and also the effect that other objects have on it

Additional Learning

To expand your knowledge of the radiation zone even further, you can also access this assessment's accompanying lesson called What is a Radiation Zone? The lesson covers the following material:

  • Core of the Sun
  • Schematic of core, radiation zone, and convection zone
  • Explanation of the radiation zone and convection zone
  • Description of a photon passing through the radiation zone