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Ch 11: CEOE Earth Science: The Sun

About This Chapter

Learn about the sun, including its structure and life cycle. Prepare for the CEOE Earth Science exam with video lessons and self-assessment quizzes that help you review basic earth science subject matter involving the sun.

CEOE Earth Science: The Sun - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter help prepare you for the CEOE Earth Science exam by reviewing the sun's atmosphere along with the movement of energy within the sun. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with these additional topics as well:

  • The sun's inner and outer layers
  • Color changes in the sun
  • Sun spots
  • Solar eclipses
  • Methods for measuring the sun

Short, engaging video lessons will help you re-familiarize yourself with these concepts, and you can test your understanding and retention of each lesson with self-assessment quizzes. Knowledgeable instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. You can also rewatch key moments from the video lessons by using the Timeline.

CEOE Earth Science: The Sun Chapter Objectives

The CEOE Earth Science exam is used to determine the amount of subject knowledge that individuals have who are trying to obtain teacher certification in Oklahoma. The exam covers foundations of scientific inquiry, space systems, atmospheric systems, geological systems, and water systems. The material covered in the Sun chapter is found in the space systems section of the CEOE Earth Science exam, which makes up about 20% of the entire test. All questions in this section are multiple choice, and the test has a computer-based format.

11 Lessons in Chapter 11: CEOE Earth Science: The Sun
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Structure of the Sun

1. Structure of the Sun

Discover the layers of the sun, including the core, radiative zone, convective zone, photosphere, chromosphere, and corona. Find out which layers you can see from Earth. Investigate what sunspots and solar flares are.

The Sun: Atmosphere & Facts

2. The Sun: Atmosphere & Facts

This lesson will go over what the three layers of our sun's atmosphere are, the sun's surface temperature, chemical composition, radius, and distance from Earth.

Stages of the Sun's Life Cycle

3. Stages of the Sun's Life Cycle

Discover our sun, the provider of energy for life on Earth. Learn how the sun was born, how it lives as a main sequence star, how it will age into a red giant and how it will die as a white dwarf.

How Energy Moves Within the Sun

4. How Energy Moves Within the Sun

This lesson will describe how energy is carried from the inner reaches of the Sun, through the radiative zone, then the convective zone, and finally into space.

Why the Sun Changes Color

5. Why the Sun Changes Color

The Sun does not change its true color. However, the way we observe the Sun on Earth makes it appear that the sun changes color. Why this is so is outlined in this lesson.

What Are Sunspots?

6. What Are Sunspots?

This lesson will describe for you what sunspots are, where they appear, what parts they have, and why they're dark. It also discusses what differential rotation and a sunspot cycle are.

Why Do Sunspots Occur?

7. Why Do Sunspots Occur?

This lesson will outline for you why sunspots occur in its photosphere as we go over the Zeeman effect, polarity, and how the sunspot cycle and solar cycle are linked.

What Is a Solar Eclipse?

8. What Is a Solar Eclipse?

This lesson will describe what a solar eclipse is, why it's possible, when a partial or a total one will occur, and what cool effects occur during one.

Solar Surface: Definition & Function

9. Solar Surface: Definition & Function

What is the surface of the Sun made of? What does it look like up close? Learn some key facts about the solar surface, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Methods for Measuring & Studying the Sun

10. Methods for Measuring & Studying the Sun

Learn about how we measure and study the Sun from a distance. This lesson will explain how to figure out the temperature, chemical composition, diameter, and energy source.

Space Travel: History, Dangers & Benefits

11. Space Travel: History, Dangers & Benefits

Space is fascinating. Humans have been sending objects into space for decades, trying to learn about Earth and what's beyond. But while space travel can be beneficial, there are also risks that come along with exploring the rest of the universe.

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