Ch 24: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 24: Studying the Sun

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The Studying the Sun chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of the sun. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Studying the Sun textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Earth Science Studying the Sun chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the sun topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Light's origin, spectrum and color frequency
  • Spectral sequence and temperature
  • Doppler effect
  • Types of telescopes
  • Structure of the sun

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5 Lessons in Chapter 24: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 24: Studying the Sun
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The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency

1. The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency

This lesson introduces the basics of visible light and color. Learn how the visible light spectrum is divided into the six color ranges. We'll also discuss why different people name colors in different ways.

The Spectral Sequence and Temperature

2. The Spectral Sequence and Temperature

This lesson will talk about spectral classes, spectral types, and the spectral sequence. We will break down each spectral class and point out some important characteristics of each.

The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications

3. The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications

What is the Doppler effect? How does it affect our perceptions of sound and light? In this lesson, learn how traveling wave sources can change the way we observe sound and light waves. Explore the applications of the Doppler effect on shock waves, sonic booms, and the movements of distant galaxies.

Types of Telescopes: Radio, Reflecting & Refracting Telescopes

4. Types of Telescopes: Radio, Reflecting & Refracting Telescopes

Learn about the different types of telescopes that astronomers use: X-ray, radio, gamma ray, reflecting and refracting. Learn what the differences are between them and what different things they show us about the universe.

Structure of the Sun

5. 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.

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