5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Solar Wind
- Nuclear Fusion
- a a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun
- b This astronomer stated that the orbits of planets around the sun were elliptical, the planets do not orbit at a constant speed, and that an orbit is related to its distance from the sun
- c continuous stream of high-energy particles released into space in all direction from the sun's corona
- d the process by which hydrogen atoms join together to form helium, releasing energy
- e elongated, closed curve that describes Earth's yearlong orbit around the Sun
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- lowest layer of the Sun's atmosphere and the layer that gives off light
- Amassed nearly 20 years worth of astrological data that eventually led to the disproval of the geocentric theory.
- An ancient Greek astronomer who proposed a way of calculating the movements of the planets on the assumption that they, along with the sun and the stars, were embedded in clear spheres that revolved around the Earth. His beliefs prevailed for nearly fifteen hundred years, until the modern model of the solar system, with the sun at the center, was developed from the ideas of Copernicus.
- a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface
- the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion
5 True/False Questions
Asteroid → rocky metallic objects that orbit the sun but are too small to be considered planets found mainly between Mars and Jupiter
Heliocentric System → A description of the solar system in which all planets, stars, and moons revolve around earth. The Ancient Greeks believed we are in a celestial sphere and everything is perfect and un changeable.
Corona → the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere that you see during an eclipse
Galileo → Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)
Geocentric System → A description of the solar system in which all planets, stars, and moons revolve around earth. The Ancient Greeks believed we are in a celestial sphere and everything is perfect and un changeable.