The Sun Internet Activity

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Earth Science

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The Sun and Light Internet Activity

Go to http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/sun/sun.shtml

Use the website to answer the questions below. Be sure to click on the links at the top to navigate and find all of the information.

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What does our sun do?

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Where is our sun located?

Name:_____________

Date:_______________

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How hot is the sun?

Core -

Surface -

Atmosphere -

Sunspots -

How far, on average, is the sun from the Earth?

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What three major components make up our sun?

What happens in the sun’s core?

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List the things that scientists study about the sun.

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What is the Ulysses spacecraft?

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What are the six zones of the Earth? Give at least two details about each.

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What is strange about the sun’s rate of rotation?

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What is the sun’s diameter, volume, and mass? How large is the sun with respect to Earth?

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What are the parts of a sunspot? What causes sunspots?

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What is a granule?

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What are solar flares? Who first discovered them?

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What can solar flares cause?

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What is the solar wind? What can it cause for us?

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What is a solar prominence?

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What is a solar eclipse?

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What are Bailey’s beads?

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What is the diamond ring?

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What is totality?

Go to http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0829744.html

Use the website to answer the questions below. Be sure to click on the links at the bottom left of the text to navigate and find all of the information.

1.

What part of the electromagnetic spectrum do we see?

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What do you get when you separate the spectrum of light into its components?

What is light called that is all the same wavelength and phase? How do we apply this technology today?

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What were the three theories of light before the modern theory?

Name four scientists who contributed to the modern theory of light.

What is the modern theory of light called?

How many attempts were made at recording the speed of light before we obtained our current 7.

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figures? Who attempted these measurements?

Luminous objects give off light. Illuminated objects reflect light. What is an example of each?

What nerves do we use to see? 9.

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What happens to light as it passes through translucent objects?

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Do opaque objects allow light to pass through them?

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