ASTRONOMY CHAPTER 4; Section 2: Sun: Our Star

Online About Sun: http://www.kidsastronomy.com/our_sun.htm

(http://physics.uoregon.edu/~jimbrau/astr122/Notes/Chapter16.html)

1) Watch the Brainpop Movie on our star, Sun, then read the section in your textbooks (p. 109) Ch. 4, Sect. 2 - SUN.
2) Create a poster showing the following layers or surface features on Sun:
A. CORE
B. RADIATION ZONE
C. CONVECTION ZONE
D. PHOTOSPHERE
E. CHROMOSPHERE
F. CORONA
G. SUNSPOTS
H. SOLAR FLARES
I. PROMINENCES
3) Be sure to list on your poster a little bit about what is occurring in each feature.
4) Color your Sun Layers posters and give it a title, your name, date & period.
Sun_layers.jpg
-medium sized
-medium temperature
-middle aged
-several layers


  1. * stars are giant nuclear reactors
  2. * hydrogen + Hydrogen = helium & energy (heat & light photons)

DID YOU KNOW?????
SUN IS 93,000,000 miles from Earth.
A Photon takes 8 minutes to get from Sun's photosphere to Earth!!
A Million Earths can fit into Sun!

TRACK THE JOURNEY OF A PHOTON FROM CORE TO CORONA

(http://library.thinkquest.org/C0126543/thesun.htm)

*(http://www.spacestationinfo.com/layers-sun.htm)


Layer Name
Temperature of this Layer
What is going on in this Layer?




























SOLAR SURFACE FEATURES: http://www.eaas.co.uk/news/solar_features.html