Solar Energy: Effects on Earth's Temperature

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How is the summer solstice different from winter solstice?

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1. Why are the polar regions cooler than the equator?

2. Which of the following is FALSE about winter in the Northern Hemisphere?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions will test you on definitions related to solar energy. The questions will present you with a term and you will then need to select the correct meaning. Other questions will ask you to select the false choice in the provided answers. Solstices, polar regions, and greenhouse gases will be covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on these topics:

  • Solar energy
  • Temperature
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Winter in the northern hemisphere
  • Solstices

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related solar energy lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of solstices
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Sun and Earth's relationship in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding greenhouse gases and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You also have the option of reading the partner lesson Solar Energy: Effects on Earth's Temperature. You can use the lesson to further improve your comprehension. The following objectives will be included:

  • Defining solar energy
  • Exploring the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect
  • Explaining the reasons for seasons
  • Understanding the solstices
  • Describing the equinoxes
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