Structure of the Sun


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Identify the layers of the sun from the outside in.

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1. Mina is on Earth and is looking at the sun. Which layer of the sun is she able to see?

2. What happens in the core of the sun?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Sun is essentially a huge burning ball of gas in the sky only 100 million or so miles from Earth, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its structure. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the different layers of the Sun.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about the following topics:

  • Solar flares
  • Sunspots
  • Sun's layer seen from Earth
  • Activity in the Sun's core

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related natural science lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as sunspots and solar flares
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the layers of the Sun

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Structure of the Sun. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the origin of the Sun's name
  • Identify the major gases that comprise the Sun
  • Name the six layers of the Sun