The Sun: Structure & Life Cycle


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What is the process that happens at the core of the Sun?

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1. What is the correct order of some of the major phases in the Sun's life?

2. What layer of the Sun's atmosphere emits visible light?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of the life cycle of the Sun. You will be asked about the structure of the Sun, including its core and atmosphere, and to the major phases in the Sun's life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to assess your knowledge of the life cycle of the Sun, including:

  • The Sun's core
  • Phases in the Sun's life
  • Layers of the Sun's atmosphere
  • The process that will turn the Sun into a red giant

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding of the concept of main sequence star
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Sun in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define protostar, red giant, white dwarf, photosphere, and convective zone
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the life cycle of the Sun

Additional Learning

Learn more with the interactive lesson called The Sun: Structure & Life Cycle. Topics covered in this lesson are:

  • The structure of the Sun
  • The life cycle of the Sun
  • The size of the sun compared to Earth
  • The amount of energy the sun produces