Notes 4B - Parts of the Sun

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Concepts

  • Plasma - Energy makes a soup of Nuclei & Electrons
  • Core - Where the Sun’s fusion happens
  • Radiative Zone - Energy bouncing between dense plasma
  • Convective Zone - Energy boiling the plasma on the Sun
  • Photosphere - The ‘surface’ of the Sun
  • Chromosphere - Lower atmosphere of the Sun
  • Corona - High energy plasma (matter) leaves the Sun

Summary Question(s) / Task(s)

  • Diagram, Label and Explain (using a flowchart) how energy starts in the core of the Sun and moves outwards towards empty space (must use the terms: [Corona, Convection Zone, Photosphere, Chromosphere, Radiative Zone, and Core] in the correct order)

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