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Astronomy Assessment
Lesson: The Sun

(1) Create a model of the Sun. It can be three-dimensional, a drawing, a puzzle, a jell-o mold, or anything else you can think of. You must label all of the following parts:

  • Core
  • Radiative Zone
  • Convective Zone
  • Photosphere
  • Chromosphere
  • Corona
  • Sunspot
  • Granulated Surface
  • Solar Flare

(2) Which two elements is the Sun almost entirely made up of?

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(3) Which process is the source of heat in the Sun and where does it take place?
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(4) Why do sunspots appear darker than the rest of the Sun’s photosphere?
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(5) Where is the Sun’s energy produced?
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(6) Do you think fusion reactions in the Sun’s core will continue forever? Explain your answer.
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