Why the Sun Changes Color


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1. This is a transparent object that can disperse light into a spectrum:

2. The sun is sometimes called a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why does the sun appear to change color throughout the day? This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of why the sun appears to change color depending on where and when we observe it. The quiz questions will test you on how light plays a role in this and why the sun appears different at sunrise and sunset.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following aspects of the changing colors of the sun:

  • The true color of the sun
  • Why the sun appears different during sunrise and sunset
  • How light affects the color of the sun

Skills Practiced

These assessments will allow students to test their knowledge using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how the sun changes color and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of light in the changing color of the sun
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why the sun changes color

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the sun changes color throughout the day, review the accompanying lesson entitled, 'Why The Sun Changes Color.' This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about objects that disperse light
  • Understand the role of light in how we see the colors of the sun
  • Understand why the sun looks different at sunrise and sunset