Solar Wind Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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What is solar wind?

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1. Plasma from the Sun could be defined as what?

2. How do we know about solar wind?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about solar wind? Answer these questions to find out, testing yourself on topics like an explanation of solar wind and how to define plasma from the Sun.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of the following:

  • The way scientists detected solar wind
  • Effect of solar wind on the Earth
  • The importance of Earth's magnetosphere

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on solar wind, like how we know it exists
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain what solar wind and plasma from the Sun are
  • Making connections - use your understanding of solar wind to explain how it affects the Earth

Additional Learning

For more on solar wind, you can watch or read through the lesson called Solar Wind Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. Here are the topics you'll be exploring:

  • Speed of solar wind
  • Definition of the Sun's corona
  • Storms that are caused in Earth's magnetosphere