What is Solar Radiation? - Lesson for Kids


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What is solar radiation?

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1. How does solar radiation travel?

2. Which form of solar radiation brightens the day and helps people to see?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet quickly tests what you remember about solar radiation. You will be asked to identify the types of radiation the sun produces and how they affect the Earth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you understand:

  • The way solar radiation travels
  • Solar radiation that lets people see
  • The importance of solar radiation to the Earth

Skills Practiced

  • Explaining information - make sure you can read about solar radiation and explain why it is so important to the Earth
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main phrases, such as solar radiation
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the type of solar radiation that provides warmth to the Earth

Additional Learning

If you would like a better understanding of this scientific topic, review the lesson titled What is Solar Radiation? - Lesson for Kids. This lesson will cover:

  • The type of waves all light is made up of
  • Solar power technology
  • The dangers of ultraviolet radiation