The Solar Corona & Solar Wind


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The darker regions of the solar corona (coronal holes) are __than the brighter regions:

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1. This is an extension of the solar corona expanding into space, composed of a stream of atoms, ions, protons, and electrons flowing away from the sun at upwards of 1000 km/s:

2. This is a network of looped magnetic fields covering the solar surface:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the solar corona and solar wind. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include regions and space.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Darker regions of the solar corona
  • Extension of the solar corona expanding into space
  • Network of looped magnetic fields
  • Define solar corona
  • Telescopes designed specifically for the inner corona

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related solar corona and solar wind lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how photographs of the inner corona are captured
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the darker regions of solar corona and draw conclusions about what they represent
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the solar corona and solar wind

Additional Learning

To learn more study the lesson called Solar Corona & Solar Wind. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Temperature range and density
  • The light and heat emitted from different parts of the sun
  • When the solar corona is visible
  • Coronal holes