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Print Earth Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Earth Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.33

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    standing, radiation, universe, provides, atmosphere, theory, provided, disagreement, ancient, prove, astronomer, scientist, evidence, meantime, produce, position
     content words:    Nicolaus Copernicus, Heavenly Spheres, In Italy, In Germany, Johannes Kepler


Earth
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Even the most ancient people knew about planet Earth. It was what they slept on every night. The trees that they took shelter under grew from the Earth's soil. Earth provided plants for their food and animals for them to hunt.
 
2     There is one thing that these ancient people didn't know about Earth; they didn't know that Earth is a planet. If someone had told them that Earth floats in space and revolves around the sun, they probably would have just looked at that person like he was crazy.
 
3     Common sense told people that Earth was at the center of the universe and that it was standing still. After all, no one could see it move, and no one could feel it move. From all appearances, Earth stood still while other objects in the sky moved around it. Everyone could see that the sun rose in the east every morning and set in the west every evening. The moon traveled across the sky, too. Even some stars changed their position in the sky.

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Earth
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Solar System
             Solar System


Science
             Science


    Careers in Science  
 
    Caring for Earth  
 
    Clouds  
 
    Dinosaurs  
 
    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
    Earthquakes  
 
    Electricity  
 
    Energy  
 
    Erosion  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Food Webs and Food Chain  
 
    Forces and Motion  
 
    Fossils  
 
    Health and Nutrition  
 
    How Things Work  
 
    Landforms  
 
    Life Science  
 
    Light  
 
    Magnets  
 
    Matter  
 
 
    Moon  
 
    Natural Disasters  
 
    Photosynthesis  
 
    Plant and Animal Cells  
 
    Plants  
 
    Rocks and Minerals  
 
    Science Process Skills  
 
    Scientific Notation  
 
    Seasons  
 
    Simple Machines  
 
    Soil  
 
    Solar System  
 
    Sound  
 
    Space and Stars  
 
    Sun  
 
    Tsunami  
 
    Volcanoes  
 
    Water Cycle  
 
    Water  
 
    Weather  
 



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