viewing the webquest resources, you will answer the following questions:
(Each numbered question is worth a total of ten points)
1. How far
is the sun from the earth?
2. What is the temperature of the core of the sun? Is this the same temparature
of the corona?
3. How much larger is the mass of the sun than the earth?
4. What is the distance, in miles, from one side of the sun, through the
core, to the other side of the sun?
(Clue: We call this measurement a diameter.)
5. How old is the sun?
6. Define solar flares and sun spots.
7. What is nuclear fusion?
8. The sun
has about 6,000,000 years left in its life cycle?
9.The tilting and revolution of the earth towards the sun causes seasons
10.Our sun is currently the size of a red giant?
After the webquest activity, students should write a one page persuasive
paper about whether they believe that humans will one day be able to travel
to the sun. They should include at least six characteristics about the
sun in their papers. These characteristics should support their opinions
as mentioned in their papers. During read aloud time, students may choose
to share their papers in class.
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