1 • What force was represented when the pepper moved to the middle of the swirling plate?
2 • What event did the floating pepper represent when it moved to the outside of the plate?
3 • Gravity pulls in on the material that makes up stars until what process occurs?
4 • How large is our planetary system?
5 • What does S.N.A.D. stand for?
6 • What is the approximate mass of the Solar System?
7 • What is the approximate mass of the Milky Way Galaxy?
8 • What is the difference between the formation of a planetary system and a galaxy?
9 • How old is the sun? The Solar System?
10 • Early astronomers (Greeks, Egyptians, and such) considered the Sun to be a planet. Why do you think they did this?
11 • List the layers of the Sun. Describe what goes on in each layer.
12 • Is the atmosphere of the Sun considered a part of the Sun? Give your reasoning.
13 • How often does proton-proton fusion happen in the Sun? (times per second)
14 • What is the wattage (energy output) of the Sun?
15 • How many layers does the atmosphere of the Sun have? List them.
16 • What is the temperature of the coolest and closest layer of the atmosphere? What molecules exist there that are not found anywhere else on the Sun?
17 • What color is the next layer of the atmosphere of the Sun?
18 • What force overtakes what other force in the next region?
19 • What does the temperature jump to in the previously described region and why does it do this?
20 • Is the Corona (Crown) of the Sun always present? Why can we see or not see it at all times?
21 • There is only one manmade object so far that has ever left the influence of the Sun. What is that object and when did it leave the heliosphere?
22 • About our solar viewer, what did we replace the foil with?
23 • What is a sunspot and what makes it cooler than the rest of the Sun?
24 • What is the difference between the Umbra and Penumbra of a sunspot?
25 • What does each granule on the surface of the Sun represent?
26 • What object is the sun like (think back to physics and magnetism) and how is it like that object?
27 • What is the relationship between light and heat on Sunspots? (How much more heat makes how much more light?)